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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier WeizenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

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BA SCORE
88
very good

547 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 547
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%


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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t8000shx

New York

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Holy Smokes! Ah, I deserve to be shot for that.

Anyway. First and last impression of this beer is that of holding your face over a hardwood bonfire and inhaling deeply. Throw a kielbasa or sausage in there for good measure, carbonate it, ferment it, put it in a bottle, and voila! You have a Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen. Clearly not how it's made, but a adequate description of the flavor. Looking for a good wheat beer with a hint of smoky flaver? Pass on this one. This is an intensely smoky experience with some weizen buried deep under the surface, revealing itself only after the initial smokehouse essence hits.

Appearance is a bit more amber than most other weizens, reflecting the flavor nicely. Medium sized head, though light in texture. Same goes for mouth feel, though you may grow tired of the beer quickly anyway thanks to its intensity. The light body is a stunning disconnect from the (over)powerful taste.

Drinkability on this one is going to vary considerably, though even for the most hardened rauchbier drinkers I wouldn't call this a session beer. A pint or two at most I would imagine sufficient to take care of anybody's hankering for some good smokiness, but a very enjoyable pint or two it would be.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2005 23:40:33 | More by t8000shx
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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

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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

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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