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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen - Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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618 Ratings

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

HoppySeb, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

VeganUndead, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of tmm313
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Deep reddish brown. Semi hazy. Only poured about a 1/2 finger of head. Soapy lacing. 4

S- Mostly a pork style smokiness. A touch of caramel. Not very strong. 3.75

T- Different from the nose. Malt bomb for the most part. Caramel, clove, just a touch of banana, light bready malts, and a pretty good kick of spice. Seemed to have an earthy hop presence as well. 4

M- On the thin side. Carbonation was crispish... 3.75

O- This one was ok. The aroma and mouthfeel was much lighter than I was hoping for, but the taste was nice. 4

tmm313, Apr 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Aakenne, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

brutalist, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

evilcatfish, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

intoxabroad, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

misterkew, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

dorian214340, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ThreeFishes, Jan 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

jborgschulte, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

MostlyNorwegian, Jan 12, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Bayern1971, Dec 31, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

rderedin, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Anze, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

pottergator, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of GMB
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

GMB, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
88 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.