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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
88
very good

577 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 20
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 07-23-2001)
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mmmbirra

Italy

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice looking burnt sienna. Almost completely opaque with a frothy head that billows over the rim of the glass. After a bit it dies down somewhat but maintains a solid inch of foam for the duration.

The aroma starts off with the standard Schlenkerla beechwood smoke, though it's not nearly as pungent as their marzen, and has a pleasant hefe weizen yeast spiciness that lingers in the background. I didn't think this combo would work out as nicely as it does.

The taste again has smoke and wood right up front, and perhaps some slight roast, with the hefe weizen creaminess and spiciness in the background. It's hard to believe just how well the smoke and banana esters work together. A slight tingle on my tongue from the carbonation keeps it light and eminently drinkable.

Full-bodied for the style, but goes down quite easily compared to other weizens. A little smoke lingers in the back of my throat after swallowing, giving this one an abnormally and wonderfully long finish.

Definitely up there as one of my favorites hefes, though it's really more of a dunkel weiss and as such more of a cold weather beer.

Edit: after having a few more bottles over a couple of weeks, I've put this beer into perspective. A solid wheat beer, with a nice smoky element, but nothing oustanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 17:58:26 | More by mmmbirra
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.