Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by blackie:
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
appearance: The pour creates a 1" off white head that gradually falls back to leave a decent layer remaining. The beer is a deep amber in color.
smell: Sweet, meaty hardwood smoke with some wheaty, yeasty weizen aromas just behind. A nice noble hop aroma provides support. A moderate malt sweetness is found, and i get some toffee and plum notes.
mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the lower half of the high range, and the body a heavier light.
taste: At the forefront of the taste are a slightly estery weizen like yeast flavor and an obvious but subtle smoke flavor. The smoke is similar to the other Aecht rauchbiers; with a rich, lightly meaty flavor...always reminds me of smoked salmon. The sweetness of the malt is light, with a touch of fruity character. Not much hop flavor and a light, balancing bitterness that lingers along with the other flavors.
single bottle from Grapes & Hops in Fayetteville
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2006 02:39:21 | More by blackie
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy deep reddish brown color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, clove, toast, brown bread, wood smoke, wheat, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with well balanced fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wood smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, clove, toast, brown bread, wheat, wood smoke, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, clove, toast, brown bread, wheat, wood smoke, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wood smoke flavors; with a great smoke/yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice smoked weizen. All around well balanced fruity/spicy yeast ester, dark/bready malt, and wood smoke flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 03:34:57 | More by superspak
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.