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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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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-28-2012 21:19:15 | More by wattoclone
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-15-2011 04:31:20 | More by Beertracker
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SamuelJackson45

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-21-2011 00:33:09 | More by SamuelJackson45
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ajsuper1221

Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-30-2012 14:26:27 | More by ajsuper1221
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-12-2011 19:48:53 | More by alalvarez75
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-14-2012 00:39:47 | More by Sachsenfreude
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Aakenne


5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-30-2014 13:55:04 | More by Aakenne
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IsaacHarris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-07-2011 19:30:18 | More by IsaacHarris
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Rootimus88


5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-15-2012 18:00:33 | More by Rootimus88
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MichaelGreene

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-12-2012 03:46:12 | More by MichaelGreene
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Annesemj

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-16-2011 01:49:47 | More by Annesemj
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rickski1981

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.2%

05-10-2012 08:31:34 | More by rickski1981
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beauty pours with a nice healthy beige colored head that settles atop effervescent reddish-brown liquid, turning a bit murky once the residual yeast sediment is swirled/poured into the glass. Nose..ahh the nose, light wheat malts enrobed in a blanket of wonderful smokiness...very appetizing to all the senses! Tasting reveals the light body from the proportion of malted wheat used, then wave upon wave of wonderful smoke flavors coat the palate. A very subtle hop presence is tasted after swallowing. Finishes smoky, then the "traditional" weizenbier flavors, (Banana & Clove) make a brief apperance, but the finish is not as intense or as long as in the Marzen & Urbock, but is still a wonder to behold. A nice, less in-your-face introduction to the style...truly one of the world's most distinctive beers, a must-try!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2002 16:34:34 | More by beerluvr
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86MonteSS

Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"Listen! You smell something?"

With the advent of beeradvocate.com, it's been exceedingly difficult to buy beers on blind faith. This often takes the surprise out of tasting great beers. Fortunately, I had never read a review of this beer prior to tasting it.

I was completely overwhelmed by Schlenkerla's taste. Take the best smoked meat you've ever tasted and ferment it... that's what this is like. Never in a million years would I have thought you could successfully brew such a wonderful smoke beer.

If made a top 5 beer list, this would certainly be on it. It's just too unique to overlook. From the first whiff you take, you're captivated. That's all I can say.

You really ought to try this one. It must be one of the beer community's best kept secrets.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2003 00:07:46 | More by 86MonteSS
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JCBears

Germany

4.86/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

appearance: rich dark brown to amber color little head but a pretty beer

smell: smokey greatness like good bacon or meat mouth watering

taste: malty smokey flavor once it hits your lips

mouthfeel: you never want this taste to leave and it doesn't oh so good

overall: fantastic this is a playground for a man's palet

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 16:40:40 | More by JCBears
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brown in color with a dull mahogany glow when held to the light. You can see the effervescence that's present as billows of tiny bubbles rise to the surface supporting a thick, creamy ivory head. The head holds extremely well throughout the glass but leaves little lace. The body is medium with a very fine and effervescent carbonation that gives a creamy mouthfeel. The aroma is outstanding with a very rich, deep, Beechwood smokiness. The flavor starts with a lightly sweet, fruity, and gently tangy maltiness that reveals some soft caramel notes as it warms in the mouth, and then a burst of soft smokiness immediately following the swallow. The smokiness lingers for a few moments and then receeds (at least partially) from the palate. At this point much of the yeast character is noticeable with a gentle clove that works extremely well with the residual smoke character, as well as some vanilla, very light banana, and soft phenolic (plastic). Very nice! The smoke character is extremely well done - never overwhelming the palate, but with enough presence to be continually noticeable throughout the entire serving. Absolutely worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2002 17:12:48 | More by NeroFiddled
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

02-23-2013 14:34:09 | More by JMS1512
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kurgan3

Poland

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

04-20-2013 06:18:25 | More by kurgan3
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

03-18-2013 08:08:58 | More by Jsmick
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

08-29-2012 22:32:27 | More by BogBoyJD
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

09-12-2012 16:52:36 | More by yossarian14
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calmond72

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

04-05-2012 05:18:00 | More by calmond72
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udouche

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle in 16 oz Weizen Glass

A - Pours rich sweet potato colors. Stays cloudy after settling. Solid inch and a half lite weight head. Minimal lacing.

S - Pungent smoke at obnoxiously delicious levels. Bacon, Wood, Dry Aged Meats. Some sweet accents of malt and carmel.

T - Camp fire as you take it in opens up with dark fruits and hint of sour apple. As it sits on your tongue you really taste the grassiness of the wheat that lightens it. Washes dry with a subtle nuttiness you swore you tasted on the tip of your tongue.

M - Very lite and crisp. Carbonation resonates under your tongue with an slight effervescence.

O - Of the three (Marzen, Urbock, & Weizen) Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbiers this is the most balanced and approachable to a rauchbier novice in my opinion. I could session drink this one, where the other two are tasting beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 02:38:52 | More by udouche
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clarknova

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

09-02-2013 12:45:48 | More by clarknova
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ronin926

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-20-2013 05:00:49 | More by ronin926
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.