Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

BA SCORE
88
very good
780 Ratings
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier WeizenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
780
Reviews:
437
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
72
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 780 |  Reviews: 437
Photo of nodder
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +2%
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 +2%
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 +5.6%
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%
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 -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrenaica
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chebode2
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Twal
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The body is thin and less meaty than schlenkerla's other offerings but still a better smoked beer than mo's others out there.

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Photo of matcris
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A hazy amber to brown in color, with a creamy, khaki full head that sticks. Aroma: Smoke, filled up the small room in which I took the picture. Salty, smokey bacon, and bready. In the flavor, same deal. Like a swig of a Dunkel right after a big bite of a slightly burnt/woody, smoked pork sausage biscuit. Feel is, medium, above average carbonation, and dry. First one of these. I'm not a huge fan of 'smoked' anything, but, I can appreciate this, and would have it again, down the road. I think I would pair this with something very sweet, like, pancakes and maple syrup.

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500 ml bottle with no freshness date poured into a mug.

Look: Hazy chestnut brown with an off white two finger head. Very good head retention.

Smell: Smoke up front and finishes with some malts and wheat.

Taste: Follows the nose. Moderate smoke flavor up front and finishes with malts. Well balanced, the malts are substantial enough that the flavor doesn't wash out after the smoke.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, and slightly dry.

Overall: A very good beer. Not as smoke forward as some of their other offerings but good nonetheless. As noted in "Taste" there is a very good balance between smoke and malt flavors.

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Photo of Bombelsky
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown and cloudy. Tall, frothy and off white foam. Good lacing. Strong aroma of smoked beacon, some burnt out wood, malts and some caramel. Average duration of a light bitter and sweet flavor.It is a light bodied and watery beer. Soft carbonation. Medium lasting and dry finish

I can easy tell that it is a very smooth beer. However apart of the smoked aromas, I find it quite bland. It is
a crisp, refreshing beer but some more presence of Weizen characteristic was missing.

Expiration date: 03.2017

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Photo of Can_has_beer
2.48/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured with a thumb's worth of head that stayed around well enought, but did not lace. The body is a deep dark brown with red notes and mild carbonation.

Smell: Has a smoked ham and bacon smell to it, backed up by a lemon pineapple note with hints of wood. It's honestly what I would expect a Luau to smell like. Warming wasn't really needed but seemed to bring out more of the smoke smell then the other aspects.

Taste: Starts with some sweet mixed malt and a mild lemon note which turns to a powerful smoked meat taste that you expect from a rauchbeir, only that it is reigned in by a mild banana note. It then peters off until only a mild dry yeast note is left.

Mouthfeel: The end transistioning is a bit of a disappointment, but that's a minor complaint. The spice and cloves seem to come out more in the aftertaste, and as expected a slight smokieness is present. Sadly, that dry note at the end does hold it back a bit. Good, creamy carbonation throughout the beer that helps every part of it.

Drinkability: I honestly expected this to be heavier, but I think medium bodied is apporpriate here. It has a bit of a dry end, which I don't really enjoy but apart from that it's easy to drink and while it walks the rauchbier end of the line on this one, the weizen aspects aren't lost in the wash.

Final Thoughts: I honestly prefer this over their standard rauchbier, because this one seems a lot more interesting and a lot milder, making it a bit more drinkable for me. This really strikes me as a cervesario's (or beer sommelier's) beer, as I can see it going great with various dishes, I just don't know which ones. Solid stuff regardless. Thumbs Up

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Photo of Jodio
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mmm . . . Absolutely fantastic ! This may be my favorite Aecht beer. Expected yet at the same time terrific aromas of smoke, vanilla, cooked on campfire meats and a hint of clove maybe. Appearance is murky like a nice Belgian Dark, Dark Weizen or Weizenbock, something along those lines. Taste is definitely Hefe but without the crispness. Flavors of oak, smoke, hot dogs, interesting yeast and wheat. Feel is good . . . Maybe a tad thin but still respectable. Overall, I am really enjoying this beer. I would probably put this up therea with Alaskan Smoked Porter and Uinta Tinder as my favorites. These make for nice mild weather beers.

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Photo of Foley67
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy ice tea color with great foamy head and good lacing. Smells of a fire pit, I cannot pick up on more other than smoking wood from this beer. Taste is very interesting, I get a ton of smoke taste with some mild malt but the smoke takes the game with this beer. Finish is smooth with a BBQ finish, I feel like I have been over a Webber grill after this beer. Overall not horrible, it was unique for me, just a 100% change from my norm but not bad.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
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