Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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4.33/5 rDev +11%
A campfire wheat beer? Sure, why not. I like fire.
I'm going to try to recall this, so work with me.
Hazy pour, typical of a weizen style with maybe a darker golden color to it. Don't recall the head, I think it was adequate, but honestly. I was going for the nose, and what smokiness and wheat were going to give me for a ride. Enjoyable, if you like to drink the essence of a healthy campfire burning with crisp wood. Some brightness and snappiness happening just underneath, and obviously with its smoked barley. this is a malt forward beer with hops having only a bit player role. Definitely be an interesting food pairing beer and also a sharing beer with those who enjoy such things.
A very old style and traditional one that warrants your investigation, and more brewers in the new world riffing on.
01-12-2014 15:47:26 | More by MostlyNorwegian
3.44/5 rDev -11.8%
Smoked Weissbier you say? I'm game. As a weissbier connoisseur, I was curious to try this variation. Would it be like a dunkles weissbier or a thing of its own making. Pour dark, muddy coffee dark in a Weihenstephaner Weissbier glass. Average head that dissipates to nothing after a few minutes. Smell is wonderful aroma of warm smoked meat & leather. Taste follows the smell as smoked malt followed by the tart cloves and a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is unexpectedly light and carbonation is weak and this is where this beer comes up short. It's a nice change of pace from a weissbier or dunkles weissbier but I'd think twice before paying $5/bottle for another one.
12-31-2013 23:12:13 | More by Bayern1971
3.84/5 rDev -1.5%
A gentle pour of Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen yields a brew that appears mahogany at first, but transforms into a radiant tawny, then ruby-red when held up to sunlight. Such a pour also produces a tall head that's fizzier than I'd like. The head quickly falls, revealing some large craggily air pockets. After the head disappears, sheets of bubbles constantly rise to the surface.
The nose is fainter than I expected. Smoke is up front. I don't appreciate any of the typical aromas that one associates with wheat beers.
The taste departs significantly from the nose. Up front, the spicy flavors of clove mingle with the mild smoke. Banana and tropical fruit flavors come through in the middle, but never overpower the clove and smoke. Bitterness is mild at first, but builds with continued sipping. Burnt ends seasoned with clove and black pepper, lightly sweetened with toasted, flour-battered bananas.
A rich malt profile and excessive carbonation means that the beer's mouthfeel is suspended somewhere between sharp-crisp and full-rich. If it were fuller, I'd think I was chewing on a fatty piece of the burnt ends. If it were sharper or crisper, the spicy flavors would be more pronounced.
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen isn't as good as its Märzen cousin. Still, the wheat-inspired flavors bring out some interesting aspects of the smoked malts. Give it a try.
12-03-2013 19:56:34 | More by GMB
4.86/5 rDev +24.6%
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
10-18-2013 16:40:40 | More by JCBears
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.