Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
88
very good

629 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 25
Gots: 26 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

After 10 days of illness the is the way to break the beer famine. From one of my favourite breweries in the world.
I really like how the non smoked wheat yeast works with the smoked barley malt leading to a lighter smokiness than there Marzen & Urbock.
Brings back memories of my visit to the brewery a dozen or so years ago..

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3.52/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a regular glass.

Appearance: Pours an ultra-murky brown color. The head is two fingers high, with an off-white shade. Not only is the heady frothy (almost like whipped cream), the retention is excellent. It doesn't seem to leave much lacing behind, though. (3.75)

Smell: Not very smoky...wait, who am I kidding? It's smoky as hell. And not in that meaty, hammy fashion (though it certainly invokes strong bacon) - instead, it's very woodsy. Beneath all the smoky goodness lie hints of weizen yeast. Have I ever mentioned that Schlenkerla know how to make such unsubtle, shameless smokiness smell so wonderful to me? (4.25)

Taste: The first half of this brew is ridiculously smoky. Again, more like actual smoked wood than ham or bacon. The second half of this brew is that of a typical weizen - banana, clove, and wheat come through. It doesn't quite integrate as well as the marzen or the urbock, but neither is it as sweet as the urbock, either. As I drink more of it, though, more caramel sweetness comes through beautifully. I don't need to say anything else about how well this beer works. (4)

Mouthfeel: It has a rich feel, focusing on a lush finish over dryness and drinkability. It alsodrinks like it's 7% instead of 5.2% - by the way, that's a HUGE compliment. Carbonation is slightly low for the style. (4)

Overall: About the worst I can say about this is that it doesn't quite work as well as the marzen. Still, it's another great Schlenkerla rauchbier. 'Nuff said. (4)

4.04/5: Yet more smoky goodness from Bamberg's finest

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4.48/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Not really an ale fan,shock an awe falls on the crowd. the smoky malts stand strong with a subtle background of hops.

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4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy medium amber from the yeast. Exceptional massive head, lacing and retention. An almost perfect nose of meaty bacon like smoke balanced against a fruit like sweetness with a slight spicy note. The smoke aroma is not as intense as their Marzen and Urbock variants and is expertly balanced with sweetness. Light medium body that is somewhat slick in texture, but also has a grainy wheat aspect as well. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish and middle. The outstanding flavor profile is not as intense as their other variants. It is more balanced with malt sweetness and a bit more complex. The delicious smoke character is always present, but never overpowering. It begins with a moderate campfire bacon like smoke over a sweet background that has both biscuit and caramel characteristics. The middle allows the hops to impart a rather low level bitterness that has a clove like note as it effervesces and a banana quality as it fades. The finish is dryer than the others, somewhat crisp, sweeter and leaves you with a touch of clove and a lingering smokiness as if you've sitting around a campfire. Outstanding and an excellent introduction into the Rauchbier style that is not quite as intense as their Marzen and Urbock variants.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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