Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

BA SCORE
88
very good
772 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:
772
Reviews:
432
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
69
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with 3 fingers of head

S: Starts off with a good deal of smoked malt, with some wheat as well. A light fruitiness comes through, but the smoke steals the show

T: Much more mellow than the nose, with quite a bit more wheat than in the nose. The smoke is toned down a bit, but is still the most prominent factor. Wheat to start, followed by swift smokey tones that lasts well into the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: As usual with this brewery, a solid smoke beer. I think this style is a little too light to really utilize the smoked barley, but it's still good nonetheless. I prefer the marzen and urbock, but this is still recommended if you like rauchbier

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Photo of jheezee
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of BeerNacho
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of wapavz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MrHyde1886
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Screper
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of acevenom
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours dark toffee brown like a dunkel with a thick white head. It appears to be well carbonated. The aroma is of light smoke and wheat malt. I don't get any expected weizen notes like banana and clove. The taste is more reflective of a weizen with notes of the smoked malt. I get some of the banana and clove pairing with the mild smokiness of the malts. There are some chocolate notes as well. The body is light with moderate carbonation. The finish is smooth and clean. The drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

50cl bottle poured into a standard weissbier glass at Kachelofen,Bamberg

A - Dunkel chocolate body with a 4 finger tan creamy head. Lacing/head retention is good.

S - Light bacon note, lots of milk chocolate. No obvious classic weissbier notes.

T - More familiar notes here. Banana/clove backbone with chocolate notes coming through. Hint of bacon lingers but very subtle. Its sweet overall. Clean refreshing finish.

M - Medium carbonation/body

D - This was very tasty. Classic weissbier flavours with a nice chocolate/smoked mix of side notes. Was very tasty with my "lumberjack" pork fillet.

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

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a rich orange amber with massive carbonation strings rising through the glass. Three finger fine off white head that continued to slowly build until settling into a long lasting cap with massive lacing. Nice smoked aroma with hint of smoked meat and malt. Very faint wheat. Flavor is light wheat with complex smoky wood elements, finishes somewhat dry and smokey. The smoke dominates the light wheat and malt flavors, but is still pleasant; the maltier styles seem to blend their character with the smoke a little better than this and I miss the weizen flavors. Still a pleasant smoked beer from a great brewery. Nice medium body with a hint of creaminess.

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

500ml. Kind of an orangy/tan with a billowing off white head. Almost looks like some Belgian pour

Aroma, smoked beach wood dominates. Smoked pork, grainy malt, some buttery toffee.

Taste, very woody up front, with the smoke as well. I think the clove accentuates the woodiness. Some toffee and a hint of chocolate even. Less meaty than the other versions.

Lighter bodied than the others from Schenkerla, more carbonation as well. Definetely the easiest drinking though. A slightly more refreshing Rauchbier.

Put this one off till last because I assumed it would have more wheat beer characteristics that I don't care for as much. That was a mistake as this easily stands up with the others. Though Urbock is my favorite now.

More similar to some of the Scandanavian smoked beers.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red with a yellow hue when you hold it up to the light. There was a big white head which died to almost nothing in seconds.

The smell is smoked meat, this really powerful.

The taste is smokiness, then the wheat and lemon of the Weizen. Smokey and sweet.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very good beer I've tried all the rauchbiers from brewery and they're all great.

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Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's rare that I openly say that I love any particular style of beer. But smoked/rauch.... I love them. This smoked weizen was pleasant surprise.

The smell is dominated by the smokiness. I believe beechwood. It isn't stinking with smoke and doesn't overpower or waft over the entire room. It is light, but it is pretty much all smoke. Which for me is no problem. I really enjoy that smell a lot. Very woodsy.

Unlike other weizens the colour of this is deep for a wheat ale. Amber gold edges, but a nice reddish brown colour in depth. Very nice to look at.

On the weizen the smoke dominates the tastes as well. It just bears down on all of the common wheat beer flavors until the end where the twang of weizen pulls through nicely to remind you that you are not simply drinking a boatload of smoke. There is a tad grassiness that seems to wander and weave through the entire beer which is also very nice. A small amount of very delicate banana wants to pull through but it is stomped on by the smoke. the grass and banana hints liven things up a bit among the smoke though. But like I said, the smoke dominates this beer... clearly.

The bubbles are not over the top but it is definitely well carbonated, maybe slightly more than the average wheat beer.

Overall, another great beer from Schlenkerla. If you are looking for huge smoke in a lighter package, this is it. If you are looking for rauch in general, Schlenkerla is forever a great decision. If you do not like smoke in your beer, do not even think about touching this to your lips.

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Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Trulius_Slackerus
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of yossarian14
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of MichaelGreene
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium brown in color with some garnet red highlights when held up to the light and some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a foamy three finger tall beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate smokey aromas are present in this beer, though it smells like there might be a couple of different woods used in the smoking process. Very light hints of iodine.

T: There is a light presence of wheat underneath the flavors from the smoke - there are the flavors of a couple of different woods used in the smoking process as well as a light hint of iodine flavors. Not as intense in smoky flavors as many of the other beers in the style which makes it a little easier to enjoy.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - this would pair exceptionally well with any kinds of smoked meat (great complementary flavors) like BBQ or bacon. I enjoyed this beer shortly after enjoying a grilled hot dog and burger and that matched very well. I like the fact that the smokiness in this beer is not overwhelming.

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Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber-brown in color with a tall, fizzy, off-white head that settles quickly into no lace and little retention.

S: Roasted, smoked malt, smoked meat, earth. The wheat gives this beer a noticeable difference from the Marzen. Not as smoky/roasty as that beer, either.

T: Smoky, meaty, earthy, salty, woody, heavily roasted malt dominates, as expected. Like the nose, the wheat stands out and makes this is bit more mellow. Much lighter on the smoke than the Marzen so this might be a great introduction to the style for someone who hasn't had this type of beer before.

M: Super smooth, massive flavor, and the right amount of carbonation. A pleasure to drink.

O: Not complex but highly enjoyable. This is one of the beers in the style that can convert people and make them drinkers of Rauchbier. I certainly am now.

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Photo of BogBoyJD
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown. Smoke is big on the nose and the taste. The wheat properties peer through, but in a lot of regards it's hard to distinguish from its Marzen brother. I can tell that this one isn't as thick, but the smoke character, which is a major part of the beer, is almost identical. I'm overstating this a bit, I know. Overall I do like the Marzen better and this one doesn't seem to be a necessary try for all, but it's still an exemplary rauchbier.

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
3.91 out of 5 based on 772 ratings.
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