Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu Trum)

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier WeizenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
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Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu Trum)
Ranked #37
Ranked #14,416
3.93 | pDev: 13.23%
Oct 05, 2023
Jul 23, 2001
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.
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. This is more restrained in terms of smoke flavor (as to be expected) and the wheat definitely comes through. Some banana and dark fruit (fig/date). It strikes me as a dark wheat beer (German style) with some smoke character. It's on the sweet side with a creamy/full mouthfeel. Overall an enjoyable beer to enjoy while sitting by a bonfire (which is what I'd been saving it for)!
Oct 05, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours murky, dark brown with frothy head. Smoky herbs and woodfire on nose. Taste follows, with malty afters. Full enough feel. Sweet and smoky, like a beer barbecue sauce!
Sep 22, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
500ml bottle. No dating information found.
Clear, deep amber colored body. Long lasting, tiny bubble beige colored head. No lacing.
Aroma is smoked malt, and a bit of tangy wheat malt.
Taste is smoked malt and very tangy wheat malt. The wheat malt expresses green apple and lemon, while the barley malt is campfire smoky. The smoke drops off quickly in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Crisp finish. Very good carbonation.
The smoked flavor provides a change of direction but the wheat malt introduces tanginess. Very easy drinking.
Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 24, 2023
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Reviewed by kdd230 from England

3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
500 ml. bottle in Bangkok, Thailand. Pours a dark brown with light brown head. Aroma of malt, wheat and toast. Taste is smoke, malt, wheat, dark fruits, caramel.
May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500 ml bottle, no date

pours a cloudy medium brown, with thick cream colored head. When held up to the light, some rusty orange highlights. Aroma is very smoky - first whiff is a bit like smoked meat, but longer I smell the more woodiness I get. Taste is mix of smoke and a little sweetness from the wheat. Long finish. Medium bodied, higher carbonation
May 13, 2023
Rated: 4 by Andyman22 from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Mr_Brown from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
from a bottle. hazy brown in colour. foamm retains well. Smoked smell, breadcrust. Smoky taste as well. Apple/plum sweetness. Comes from wheat probably. Sweetness is balanced out by smoky finish. High carbonation. Thin body.
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I have enjoyed a number of rauchebiers from the brewer.
The aroma, taste and MF are lighter in smoky flavor. An excellent beer, but I prefer the more intense rauchbiers for the brewery.
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jan 23, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by hopley from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle at the Appalachian Vintner in Asheville 9-20-22 for $5.99. No bottle date; consumed 11-20-22.

Beer poured brown with a very nice white head.

Nose is smoked malts forward, very nice.

Taste is a light malt base with a mix of smoked barley and unsmoked wheat malt. Finishes very balanced with adequate hopping.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a nice change of pace beer that is well done.
Nov 20, 2022
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Rated by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A tastey smoked wheat beer from Germany. A malty banana, clove, & smoke treat. Well done for the style.
Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
0.5 L Bottle
Bottle Date: --
Glass: 0.5L Weizen Vase
Temp at Pour: 50.0 F

Initially a clear mahogany or cherrywood brown. After the yeast was poured in, the color becomes an opaque and cloudy medium brown. At this point, I cannot see any hint of my fingers or there shadow through any part of the glass. The initial beige/tan head was quite large (about 5 fingers or half the glass - and yes, I did do a slow pour). Had to wait for it to dissipate some to get the rest of the beer (and the yeast) in. After the yeast was in, the head was 2-fingers and dissipated to a ring-and-cover. Lacing is good.

Campfire and some ash with a spit of meat cooking overtop. Underlying this is wheat bread and some caramel. Hints of banana and cloves peek thru the smoke and malt. The smoke, while ever present, is not as intense as other Schlenkerla Rauchbiers.

Follows the nose, but here the banana bread and clove notes of a Dunkelweizen join the party. Very malty and bready. Also smokey, as expected, but not overwhelmingly so. The Dunkeleweizen notes blend well with the smoke to create an interesting and tasty combination. There is a note of smoked pork fat (that's a good thing - port fat tends to be sweet). Campfire and cloves linger on for quite a while Especially the campfire. The finish is dry with a slight bitterness. Very nice. As with the aroma, the smoke is not as intense as other Schlenkerla Rauchbiers.

Smooth and creamy. Decently carbonated. Body is medium, with a fair lean towards the full side.

Unique and flavorful. This beer strikes a very nice balance between the dialed-down smoke and the Dunkelweizen notes. Good stuff, this.
Jun 08, 2022
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Rated by MHL81 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not enough smoke. Spoiled by the Marzen and Ur Bock. But like all wheats, strong head with good lacing.
May 28, 2022
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Schlenkerla (Heller-Bräu Trum)
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