Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
Nice hazy tan brown with a good thick and creamy head. Aroma well what do you expect in buying these beers itís dominated by smoke, flavour is also smokey but with a background wheaty taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
16.9oz/500ml bottle-pours a big shaving cream tan head and amber color. Aroma is lots of smoke, faint wheat. Taste is lots of smoke, wheat, malt, faint hops. Interesting once. Smells and tastes like my clothes did after returning from a Boy Scout campout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy brown color with a nice tan head. Quite a bit of yeast in this one. Aroma of beef jerkey. Smooth flavor, with some moderate smoky notes. Slightly sweet as well, with only a couple of fleeting hints of wheat. Medium mouthfeel and good lacing. A pretty interesting and good beer, but I liked the Marzen a bit better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Cloudy light brown body with a long lasting small off-white head. Initial pour feels as smoked as my old student apartment on pay-day. Itís a Schlenkerla alright, although not quite as intensely smoked as their Urbock (which is as smoked as my old student apartment on student loan day). This is a very dry beer with no discernable sweetness and very little fruity flavours. Roasted wheat and smoke is what itís all about. Lively belgian-like carbonation gives it a pleasant mouthfeel. Pleasant beer although not very complex. I wonít buy it again though, if I want an extreme Smoked, may as well go all the way with their Urbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
500ml bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Cloudy gold/brown, lasting beige head. Really smokey bacon aroma. Bit of choc maybe. Overly carbonated in mouth, lovely flavours in mouth, very smokey, wheat gives it a fuller mouth feel. Nice smokey bacon cereal finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle: Brown with an off white head. Aroma, smoky, some bacon, a hint of campfire, and some maltiness. Flavor, smoky, some wheat, and quite malty. Pretty solid, liked the urbock better.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
Ugly muddy brown color with fine head. very strong smoked aroma and flavor with bacon and fish. I didnít like this at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a dark brown with golden hoghlights arouns the edges. Thereís a thick two finger head that fades very slowly to a thick cap that lasts the entire glass, and leaves behind a thick sheeting of lace. Smell; smokey beef jerky is predominant, as well as a little bit of a wheaty presence, with some malts in the background. Taste; the smoked meat flavors are there, but not as strong as I was expected from the smell. The wheat beer flavors come out very nicely with a touch of bananas and cloves, along with a good malt presence. This has a sweetness to it that I really did not expect, but I find it balances the smokey flavors, and makes this very drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth. This is my first Rauchbier (that I didnít drop) and Iím very impressed. I was expecting the smokey flavors to be so dominant that I wouldnít like it, but itís more complimentary than it is dominant in the flavor department.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a very hazy brown with a good two inches of tan foam. The head subsides to a thin ring and a cap. No lacing to speak of. Strong smokey aroma. Smoke is the prominent flavor, naturally, but underneath there somewhere you can find a neat little wheat beer if you look long enough. The underlying beer is smooth with a tangy finish. Light to medium body, really its all about the smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Several inches of off-white head that dissipates over a couple minutes leaving a fair bit of lacing tops a slightly murky orange-red body. Smells VERY smokey - reminds me of the scent of Lebanon Balogna. Tastes smokey over all, which dominates the other flavors. Wheat also is quite present. Despite the smoke, it is not overpwering as it could be. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, but goes down rather smooth. Carbonation doesnít come through so much on this one, seems a little flat despite all the carbonation. My first real rauchbier, and Iím not sure what to think. While I couldnít drink this all the time, I could see myself craving this one, especially to pair with foods like ham or buffalo.

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