Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by ralree:
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Very dark for a weissbier. Rich deep red with an off-white reddish head. OK retention, not much lacing, but fine for the style.
S: As one would expect having tasted their other beers, this one smells like a campfire, but a particularly wheaty one. Very sweet smelling.
T: Very smoky, fruit is a little cloying. Dark fruit is dominant - reminds me of many German dark beer flavors. The wheat gives it a nice backing, and the smoke flavor isn't as overpowering as in the other beers from Schlenkerla. Yet, I don't like it as much as many weissbiers I've had.
M: Light mouthfeel, dry, almost a little watery. Non-astringent, good carbonation.
D: Drinks well, but I'd prefer it with a nice brat, or maybe a pig knuckle.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2009 23:56:43 | More by ralree
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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 579 ratings.