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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
88
very good

620 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 26
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of pipinmalikonj
3/5  rDev -23.3%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sirsteve42, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

dcmchew, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of JCBears
4.86/5  rDev +24.3%
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

JCBears, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Gagnonsux, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

hinemk76, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tjmodica, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a clear amber color with a sizeable foam topping. Sudsy head retains well and tops a solid looking brew.
SMELL: Smokey sweet, definitely a wheat, and definitely smoke. Tobacco and ash a readily apparent and quite nice.
TASTE: Soft caramel, toffee, wheat, citrus and a fair smoke on the back end. Herb and anise like notes from the malt, and a dry wheat. The smoke is present but balanced in the taste.
FEEL: Medium bodied, medium-low carbonation and smooth.
OVERALL: This is an enjoyable smoked wheat beer, and one I would certainly return to.

Stinkypuss, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of tronester
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, dirty brown with a big tan head. Smells like banana and allspice. Taste begins with some banana flavor, then some light grain, then some deep smokiness, and finishing with a rich bread flavor. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a fantastic beer, the only downside is it's less than stellar appearance.

tronester, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

cgrunin, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Mique21, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of sbanacho
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

sbanacho, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of SLeffler27
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Proudly fills its namesake pint glass with a slightly hazed copper (SRM 16-18) while a half-inch, long lasting, beige foam drifts above.

The smokiness balances between wood and summer sausage while caramel is more perceptible than typical of this style. Overall the aroma is quite sweet.

The flavor is uncomplicated and dominated by smoke. Fairly sweet with a slight, manageable tartness, followed by tar and perhaps sourdough. The long, subtle finish entices one to take another sip.

A medium-to-light body with modest carbonation, no presence of alcohol, and satiny texture.

This Rauchbier is more easy-drinking than typical and forms an excellent accompaniment to a perfectly clear sunny summer afternoon. This beer lends itself to long, casual conversations. Memories of childhood summers relaxing with friends and smoked whiting while conversations lasted well into the cool night.

SLeffler27, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of ElCommodoro
3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

It pours a surprisingly thin-looking opaque brown. It's thin enough that it should be transparent, but so dark that it almost isn't. It's not REALLY opaque, just...translucent. You can sort of see through it.
It's a pretty straightforward beer. It smells like burnt birch branches and it tastes like beef jerky encrusted with barbecue flavoured potato chips. This a beer style all its own. So unique, in fact, that the characteristic flavour profiles dominate to the extent that it's really difficult for anything to come through that reminds us this is beer. It could just be some sort of beef jerky flavoured soda or maybe fermented, diluted barbecue sauce. That said, it's not bad, really. It's probably an acquired taste for most. My chief complaint is that it's not thicker. For something this robust, my palette demands that it be thicker. If it tastes like I'm eating wood-smoked meat, I don't want it to feel like I'm drinking water. You know? I crave the consistency of a stout or at least a doppelbock when I'm drinking this. I also wish some maltiness could come through to complement the smoked meat flavour. It's got a really basic flavour to how dominant that smokiness is. I know that's just the way this style is meant to be, though, so I shouldn't really be applying that to my criticism of this specific example. I really do hope I come across a version of this that's got a thicker mouthfeel one day, though. That'd be pretty great.

ElCommodoro, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

osuskin, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I have really missed having a decent Raunchier to drink and was very surprised to find the other ale at the Flying Saucer recently. Then I came across the Weiss version at my Downtown Spec’s. The last one in stock – I could not resist.

This one pours a dark brown that is pleasantly cloudy and about the equivalent of a very strong iced tea in color. The cloudiness is to expect in a Weiss, the darkness is not. It is a very pleasant surprise and very appealing.

The pour produces a very lively short-lived tan head that fades quickly with no lacing. However, that is not a negative as this beer is nearly exceptional and almost perfect.

There is a lot of yeast in this one and the bottle fermentation really leaves it very effervescent. The mouth feel is matched by the visual observation and is extremely enjoyable. The only reason I will not give this a 5 overall is that the mouth feel is a bit watery for what my expectation is in the pout and color. I was expecting a little more richness.

That said, this is an overall an extremely enjoyable, drinkable beer that I highly recommend, but please leave some for me at the downtown Spec’s cause I will be back.

AtrumAnimus, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

freewill35, Sep 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

clarknova, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

stndglss, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JDavidRice, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

napetry, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of kbrown
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer Kitchen 101 August Beer Club choice. 1 pint bottle.

Appearance- An attractive caramel color. Unfiltered look. Head is minor.

Smell- Expected peatiness, bananas, wheat malts.

Mouthfeel- Smooth. Sugars notable early.

Taste- Smokiness blends in nicely with bananas and breadiness. Dates also.

Overall- Better than other smoke beers that I have had that don't have a backbone. Well put together for this style.

kbrown, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of videofrog
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 16.9 oz bottle into a weizen glass. No freshness date.

A: Cloudy, muddy orange with light orange and yellow highlights on the edges of the glass. Thin white head recedes quickly and settles into a rim that stays around for awhile.

S: Campfire smoke that's apparent but not overpowering, sweet, light maltiness.

T: Campfire smoke up front, kinda woody now that I get into the taste. Sweet, grainy wheat malt clearer. Banana/clove combo in there as well. No hop flavor to speak of.

M: Carbonation medium, mouthfeel light and appropriate for a weizen. Finishes dry which begs you to take another swig.

O: So glad this finally got distributed to TX. I picked this and the doppelbock up. This did not disappoint.

videofrog, Jul 31, 2013
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.