Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

BA SCORE
88
very good
779 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:
779
Reviews:
437
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of goochpunch
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy, murky, fig preserve color with a frothy head made up of tiny bubbles. Not much lacing to speak of. Looks just like a really solid dunkelweizen. Smoke is not as in your face as other rauchbiers, but it definitely is there. Mixes with sweetish aromas of banana and clove. Interesting. Wow. This tastes like a clove-spiced honey ham. The spicing, honey-ish sweetness, and smoke is all there. Very interesting, but I'm not too convinced that a weissbier is the best vehicle for smoked malts. Mouthfeel is fluffy in the mouth for all the wheat. Carbonation is a little excited. Solid drinkability all around, but just not quite as impressive as the marzen.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

I have always liked this brewery, surprised it took me this long to actually review more of their beers.

A- Poured into a pint glass from the bottle, not exactly proper glassware but I think things will be OK. Massively gigantic cap forms on the beer to about 4 fingers in size and goes out of the glass about an inch. The head's texture is somewhere between foamy and creamy and retention is quite good. Just a few patches of lace.

S- Smoky overall with a light peat feel, I guess I would say it has a medium smoke level from all the smoked beers I have had. The smell reminds me a lot of trying to start a campfire but it keeps going out and you get the intense smoke off of the just charred wood. Bacon hint. Some light fruits and malts beyond that.

T- A bit more rounded out and multi-dimensional here. The smoke once again leads the way but is quickly balanced out by the other beer ingredients. The smoke is seriously just like starting a campfire, somewhere near peat but not entirely. A nice light fruit presence, apples and white grapes, as well as some yeasty banana and spice. The smoke and these other flavor meld together nicely, something I wasn't quite sure would work.

MF- Body reminds me of a silkier version of a Pale/IPA, lighter end with high but nice carbonation. Smoky finish on the palate and a decent amount of bitterness for a Rauch.

The blend of the German yeast strain and the smoked malts is quite good. Smoky bananas, mmmm. This makes we want to go start a campfire because it reminds of those pesky nights starting the fire for the campsite.

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

On-tap 8/31/11 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains smoked malts, some lager yeast and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a big smokiness up front that you would expect from this type of beer. Then a mild caramel and fruit sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there’s a mild but complementary hops presence that creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is good beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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

25oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 3" of dense, creamy, light tan head over the clear amber brew. Head lasts very well, and lacing is heavy and sticky. Aroma is all about the smoke, as expected, with maybe a bit of wheat sweet hiding somewhere in there. Taste starts with that hinted at malt sweetness, then has a bit of a citrus twist, and then fades with strong smoke flavor, which leaves an aftertaste as well. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good for the style. Another nice smoke brew...

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

After having a bad experience with the Maerzen and an amazing experience with the Helles I decided to get this.

Pours into my weizen glass with a hazy and dark amber/orange and a big foamy off-white head.

Smell is a battle between campfire and hefeweizen. There are hints of burnt wood, roasted malts, lemon, and clove.

The flavor is exactly what I was looking for, nice smoke over a traditional hefe tasting base, the lemon, wheat, and clove flavors are all there and the smoked malt lingers in the background.

The mouthfeel is epic, the perfect feel.

The helles is better than this one but this is an awesome brew right here.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
3.91 out of 5 based on 779 ratings.
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