Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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Reviews by roblowther:
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had the beer where you should, in the beirgarten at the old pub a couple of blocks from the auld rathaus. The beer is a cloudy copper brown gold with a dense light tan head. The aroma is sweet smoke with hints of pepper. The taste is sweet wheat, then smoke coming on strong & then fading to a vanilla aftertaste. Really the smoke is omnipresent but is mitigated by the sweet wheat character, balancing it out quite a bit. The mouthfeel is soft, velvety, and nicely carbonated. The wheat characteristic makes this beer very balanced. It is not a beer for a hot afternoon, but for a typical bavarian day, this beer is tough to beat.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2008 00:47:01 | More by roblowther
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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.