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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier WeizenAecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
782 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
Ranking:
#6,387
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
782
pDev:
13.78%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
72
Trade:
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Orangish, brown, cloudy; big head

Aroma: smoky, peppery, cloves

Taste: Slightly smoky, a little watery; you can tell it's a wheat, but the smoke masks the character

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Partly cloudy, copper-colored body with a thick, foamy head; lively carbonation bubbling from the bottom of the glass. Light smoked scent with some slightly sweet malt notes. Stronger smoked malt flavor with touches of fruity esters. Medium-light body; clean and dry finish.

As a rauchbier, this beer hits it with the taste. There is a slight smoothness to the feel with the wheat and the cloudiness fits in nicely with classic German weizen stylings. An excellent choice for anyone wanting to try a rauchbier but don't necessarily want to start off with Schlenkerla's premier examples” their Märzen and Urbock rauchbiers.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in weizen glass at Brauerei Heller-Trum Schlenkerla on 4/8/2013. Pours a murky brown which has the color and clarity of unpasteurized cider. Head is one inch, dense, fluffy and off-white. Nose expresses a hint of smoke and some dark fruits (similar to a weizebbock in character) with a trace of clove and banana esters towards the back. Taste is quite mild on all accounts - smoke is very subdued but masks a lot of the character of a typical weizen. There is a bit of fruitiness, but it's really a bit muddled, There's also a slight herbal/peppery quality to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with a carbonation that is not quite crisp, but does have a bit of a bite. Definitely an interesting take on the style, but not really something I would look for in a wheat beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

The beer is a fairly amazing testament to how powerful smoked barley malt can be (assuming it makes up a typical ~33% of the malt bill in this recipe) over the other components.

Pours a billowing, towering head of off-white to beige colored foam with excellent retention, lasting several minutes in its decline to a 0.8cm cap atop the beer's body. Lacing is also substantial, and amusing, the imagery is like the continents of the earth plastered around the insides of the glass. The body of the beer is a fairly dark amber brown color, with light turning its appearance into an opaque muddy brown with orange highlights around the perimeter. Carbonation is very active and visible enough to be seen moving upwards across the sides of the glass. A very dark hefeweizen, but also very classic and good-looking.

Aroma is, of course, primarily of beech-smoked barley malt with a light underlying wheat malt sweetness and some phenolic band-aid. The traditionally powerful banana, clove, and yeast is overpowered by the smoked barley, but it's a rauchweizen, and I wouldn't expect otherwise.

The flavors are truly dominated by the smoked malt, but sweetness and some wheat malt character come through, along with a bit of yeast and phenols to let you know this is a weizen. Front of palate experiences a well-balanced blend between malt sweetness, yeast, and smoky malt. Mid-palate enhances the richness of the smokiness, making it quite dense, hazy, and complex: it's like drinking a noir film. The sweetness and yeast are still present, but moved very far to the background. Back of the palate finds a strong, smoky tang that's almost puckering, alongside faint notes of yeast and sweet malt. Aftertaste of beech-smoked malt, grass fire smell, and slight sweetness.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with plenty of soft, effervescent carbonation. The result is a smooth, slightly fizzy at first, then rather foamy, mouthfeel that meshes well with the body. Closes rather dry, with little residual stickiness on the palate.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle shared with my father-in-law who loves all things Germany.
Poured with swirled yeast sediment, it's a cloudy brown colored ale topped with a tan head. Smoky aroma, faint wheat and hefeweizen with banana & clove coming out as it warms. Tastes are fruity, tart, smoky, actually refreshing with some banana notes as it warms. Lighter body with moderate carbonation. Overall, pretty good. Classic Rauchbier here, but I preferred their Märzen or Doppelbock over this one.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 782 ratings
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