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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier WeizenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

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very good

547 Ratings

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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An interesting mix. Rauchbier smoke with yeasty wiezen style? here goes nothin'.

Cool Aecht Schlenkerla bottle. Cola brown murky brew with a rolling four finger head and tons of lace.

This one smells wonderfully smokey, but a bit rubbery...like doing donuts in your car. I personally love that smell...my girlfriend lives on a cul-de-sac...he he he. The neigbors hate me.

Green banana peel yeasty wiezen flavors are nicely balanced with the burning rubber smokey taste. Very herbal and fresh as opposed to hickory smoked meat and sausage flavor of the urbock. Cloves and spices are hidden somewhere in there too.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully refreshing and wet, then dry and powdery at the finish. Medium bodied and sweet, this is much more drinkable than the urbock, but also somewhat more lacking in complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 05:41:42 | More by pmcadamis
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: dark, reddish amber liquid, relatively clear till the lees are dumped in... throws up a big foam stand, which falls, leaving a constant, creamy, thick-ish pad atop... very nice

S: light-to-moderate campfire smoke... mild-moderate dark wheat malt... perhaps some faint doughy yeast

T: sharp, clove-y phenolics... bubblegum far in the background... sweetish whole wheat bread... fairly familiar Bavarian yeast character providing color... washy aftertaste of caramelized wood, dark bread crust, gummy gluten

M: typical, fullish, beta-glucan-rich feel for a weizen, with a bit of an elastic flow... fairly dry in the finish, perhaps a slight residual yeasty film on the palate

O: actually not too shabby once you get into it... the smoke elements are pretty well balanced with all else... no telling how old this bottle might have been though

Serving type: bottle

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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice smokey smell and aroma. Pours a nice mediium brown with a small head that dissipates quickly. Not as smokey a taste as I was expecting and definitely not overpowering. Good flavor and easily drinkable This is a very good beer that you can take your time with and savor.

Serving type: bottle

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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Deep reddish brown. Semi hazy. Only poured about a 1/2 finger of head. Soapy lacing. 4

S- Mostly a pork style smokiness. A touch of caramel. Not very strong. 3.75

T- Different from the nose. Malt bomb for the most part. Caramel, clove, just a touch of banana, light bready malts, and a pretty good kick of spice. Seemed to have an earthy hop presence as well. 4

M- On the thin side. Carbonation was crispish... 3.75

O- This one was ok. The aroma and mouthfeel was much lighter than I was hoping for, but the taste was nice. 4

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A campfire wheat beer? Sure, why not. I like fire.
I'm going to try to recall this, so work with me.
Hazy pour, typical of a weizen style with maybe a darker golden color to it. Don't recall the head, I think it was adequate, but honestly. I was going for the nose, and what smokiness and wheat were going to give me for a ride. Enjoyable, if you like to drink the essence of a healthy campfire burning with crisp wood. Some brightness and snappiness happening just underneath, and obviously with its smoked barley. this is a malt forward beer with hops having only a bit player role. Definitely be an interesting food pairing beer and also a sharing beer with those who enjoy such things.
A very old style and traditional one that warrants your investigation, and more brewers in the new world riffing on.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 15:47:26 | More by MostlyNorwegian
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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