Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 1pint 9fl oz short necked brown bottle. No freshness date.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark tawny brown (same colour as the bottle almost), crowned with a frothy, tight, off-white cream lace with plenty of retention and substance. Exceptional.
Note: there is yeast sediment in the bottle.
Smell: Soft, but distinct and bold, smoke aromas -- reminds me of spicy cold kielbasa and a wood fire.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Fairly light-bodied, with a touch of smoothness upfront that eventually turns a bit coarse on the palate, going bitty and crisping up from the beer's carbonation and a smack of wheat astringency and light floral bitterness. Malt sweetness is low, but there's plenty of body under the crisp dry character. Smoke flavours are everywhere, leaving a smooth char flavour that blends perfectly with an edge of spicy clove, wood character and splash of grape juice. Lots of residual smoke flavours rock the dry finish, hints of yeast.
Notes & Drinkability: I just love a good rauchbier, and this is one of the best. It combines the pleasantries of a tasty wheat beer with old school flavours to create one helluva an exceptional brew!
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2002 18:45:37 | More by Todd
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 16.9 fl oz bottle with no freshness date, brewed According to the Reinheitsgebot 1516 on the label.
Appearance: Tawny reddish hue with a thin lacing after an ample froth. Clarity is good and retention is at least stable.
Smell: Intense but not overwhelming smoky aroma, fresh charred wood with a light maltiness are that make-up of the nose.
Taste: Moderate body, clean and crisp. Slap of the wheaty twang plus a faint clove hits the same time as a wall of soft smokiness blankets the palate. Lightly woody, soft smoke and a ghost like char flavour add subtle complexities. Maltiness is a great base with a touch of sweetness and fresh grain. Long faded smoky after taste that land semi-dry.
Notes: A simple yet deep smoked brew, quite drinkable and pairs best with lighter dishes like apple wood smoke chicken or a mildly smoked pork shoulder laced with BBQ sauce.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2002 19:21:58 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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.