Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier WeizenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Germany
schlenkerla.de

Style: German Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Schlenkerla Smokebeer Wheat is an ale with light smoky aroma. As Bavarian wheat beers, it is being brewed with a mixture of both barley malt and wheat malt. The portion of barley malt is hereby a classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. Served unfiltered with its natural haziness, Schlenkerla Wheat reaches its full aroma through bottle fermentation with fine top fermenting yeast.

Added by taez555 on 07-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,896
Reviews:
441
Ratings:
795
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
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Photo of mizx
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopalongassidy
1.73/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This must be an acquired taste, unfortunately I don't have it. Poured it down the drain and regretting that I bought two. Never again.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown glass holds a halo of off white foam with tiny wisps across the middle of the glass. Looks a little murky.

Aroma: Holy smokehouse Batman! It's a deliberate wood, not a camp fire, not a house fire, this was a cooking fire with an aromatic wood. Close to a cedar, lots and lots of it. Nothing else getting past the smoke.

Taste: Wood smoke. After a lot of that, there is a mild toffee sweetness to the finish that helps the smoke be enjoyable rather than harsh.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium heavy carbonation almost goes fizzy. Pretty clean finish, slightly dry.

Overall: Like smoke? Like it, a lot? Do you like extremes? This is a love or hate beer, out toward the edge. If you want some boundaries pushed, any one of their Rauchbiers will bring the smoke. I recommend it.
The Weizen seems a little lighter than the others, but hard to tell not being side by side. The big smoke flavor still drives the show.

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Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spechopper1007
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been dying to try this Smokey bandit for a while and boy is it Smokey. It pours a thick light-tan head. Its colour is deep dark brown. Its aroma is burnt wood, roasted/burnt wheat, and a smoked sausage quality. The taste is dark and smokey with a nice string of burnt wheat and malt. Overall this is a great smoke beer and I will recommend this beer to anyone who likes smoke beers.

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Photo of M_chav
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wg1041
4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown pour. Mediums body. Immediate smoked sausage and smoked cheese flavor. It’s as if the God Zeus ground up smoked cheese and sausage into beer form. Tasty but not excessive. Perfect compliment to all smoked food or steak. Oh wow. Delicious.

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Photo of Alekcide
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GregSemenza
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nodder
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy brown garnet in color, the pour builds up very thick frothy khaki head that well retains itself with very good retention before slowly collapsing to an everlasting foamy layer atop and leaving some lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

The smokiness is throughout the aroma with its pronounced smoked meat, charred wood, and fire. The weizen character is also there to bring good crispness of citrus and clove spice. Sweet banana too as well as bread and caramel.

The tastes has proper balance between the smoked of rauch and fruity yeast of weizen. The smokiness is much prominent with its smoked meat, bbq-like, and charred wood while fruity ester and spice undertone with notes of crisp citrus, mild banana, clove spice, wheat grain, and sweet breadiness.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and quite lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and well-rounded yet quite refreshing. Finish is very dry.

Smoked weizen from the Master and when the Master say, you listen. Pour it with yeast for full enjoyment.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown and cloudy, sort of a deer skin color, can't really see the carbonation, topped with three fingers of beige head.

Smells of smoky barbecue sauce, plums, very strong weizen qualities, raisins, cloves and leather.

The taste follows the nose, but instead of barbecue sauce it's more of a smokey quality but sometimes actually does taste like barbecue sauce.

Medium body, moderate to high carbonation.

Got this in Chiang Mai, drinking it June 25, 2017. Digging it because it's so different than other brews.

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Photo of emincems
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

dark brown color, enough head retention. smells smoked, slightly wood and roasted malt. slightly bitter taste with dry finish. medium body with medium carbonation. wheat gives some softness on the palate and this softness makes it more drinkable than other smoked beers.

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Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok just got home with some more German beers that I have not tried yet.
Poured some of this smoke beer into my weizen glass.
Look....pours a nice reddish Golden brown with a fairly good head and some sticky lace. Alot of sediment to stir up before pouring.

Smell....like Thanksgiving ham...it may be a good breakfast beer with some eggs and pancakes.
Taste..muddy...a little oily....sits in the back of the throat with a slight hoppiness. Slightly bitter.
Feel.... like I could have another one.
Overall...a bit pricey at 5.19 for a pint and.9 oz. Good experience though.. it will probably remain a novelty beer for me. Guten Bier.

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Photo of bmaslakov
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrenaica
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle
5.2% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
April 2, 2015
The beer poured a reddish-brown with a half inch thin white head. The aroma was baked ham, smoke, and weak floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is wheat, smoked wood, and baked ham. Quite good.

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Photo of scratch69
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chebode2
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 795 ratings