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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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602 Ratings

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla visit their website

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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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

allenson21, Sunday at 01:49 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

wrecknut, Friday at 02:10 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into 0.5 L glass
Aroma of smoke
Head large (5 cm), off white, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none
Body dark amber, cloudy
Flavor of smoke and some yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.9375. Final weighted score: 3.9625
Other than the palate being on the watery side of creamy, this is an excellent beer. The smoke controls the aroma but accents the yeast phenolics in the flavor.

Ozzylizard, Thursday at 04:10 AM
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3.9/5  rDev 0%

Drummermean, Sep 16, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

Sgtgibbs, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Date: 9/15/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Modest head retention. Allows ample light through the beer.
Aroma: Big smell of smoke and wood. Reminds me of a BBQ pit. The smell is one dimensional to me.
Taste: The taste is not one dimensional at all. Strong smoke/wood flavor to start again but the difference is the beer now gives off mild wheat grains some light woodsy hop flavor (aged) in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to Medium body. Low carbonation. The wheat provides a very smooth mouthfeel. The only lingering flavors belong to the smoke.

KornWallace, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ExaltedNecrosis, Sep 16, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +19.2%

Nose: Big wood smoke over citrus, light clove and banana.
Clear ruby medium brown under a thick, off-white head.
Palate: Smoke, wheat, white bread, banana with a suspicion of clove.
Medium body with medium to medium high carbonation.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Falcone, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

MikeAsRx, Sep 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

nicole309, Sep 07, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

Bottle poured into a tall Hef glass

A - Hazy amber in color. Kind of a plum amber. Head is very tall and foamy. Head dissipates extremely slowly. Head is retained until the glass is drained. 4.25/5

S - Fairly smoky. Reminds of when my wife worked in a meat plant and would come home with the scent of liquid smoke on her clothes. Dried bananas. Cloves. Undertone of bread. 4.5/5

T - Roasted malt in the beginning transitioning to a hefty smokiness and bananas, then finally by cloves. Fairly complex. One flavor follows the next. Hint of toffee. 4.5/5

M - Fairly low carbonation. Chewy in the beginning. Finishes somewhat dry which was kind of surprising. 4/5

O - My first smoked beer. Very complex with a multitude of flavors. The smoke was balanced nicely by the sweetness of the banana flavor (yeast). The clove flavor really came out in this one. 4.25/5

bwood06, Sep 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

craigdb, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

atrocity, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

j0hnc2468, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ale207, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Shikitohno, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

yinz11, Aug 11, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

0,5 l bottle (12/2014) into a weizen. Hazy amber brown body, big head with good retention and lacing. At first all I can smell is smoke, after a while a little bubblegum comes up as the smoke tones down a bit. The first taste is all smoke. After having a couple sips, sweet malts with bubblegum can be tasted. Later through the beer some banana comes up. The aftertaste is dry and mildly smoky. At first there's nothing but smoke in the taste, more weizen-like towards the end. Medium-light body, medium mouthfeel, a bit watery mouthfeel. An interesting specialty, though I necessarily wouldn't have one again. Not as smoky I feared it would be.

JTuomi, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

rostencrantz, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

wdf210, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jroof1, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Pens1967, Jul 26, 2014
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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.