Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by erz316:
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pt 9floz bottle into a pint glass.
A - the body is a dark brown auburn with notable reds, and a creamy cream coloured head. very good looking beer, pretty dark and hazy, and i haven't even gotten to the yeast at the bottom of the bottle.
S - the most noticeable is the smell of smoked malts, which is right up front, but the midground is not to be considered weak at all: the mid is this very wheaty and sweet malt experience, a really great compliment to the sometimes harsh/overpowering smell of the smoke. this is a really great blend of the weizen- and rauch- styles of beer: each scent is completely identifiable and great smelling.
T - the taste is just like the nose, each note corresponds to a taste. the ratios are almost the same, but I think the wheat has come out a bit ahead of the smoked malts. the initial taste is a yeasty bread-ness and sweet wheaty malts, with some slight smoke profile in the background. there is a slight astringency somewhere in the mix, slightly puckering, but mixes in well with the smoke aspect. the finish is cool and refreshing, slightly smoky, but moreso yeasty with some wheat. the aftertaste is an even blend of smoke and wheat. a very good and interesting beer, but not smoky enough for my tastes.
MF&D - the feel is more like a weizen than a rauchbier, in that sense it looses some points: it is very carbonated and has a light and easy-to-drink body. either way, the brew is highly drinkable, but the only thing I really have to complain about is that the sourness, that puckering flavour, may eventually make me want to stop drinking it.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2009 21:38:24 | More by erz316
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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 581 ratings.