Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown, white head. Smells great, of course - bacon, smoke, toast. Thinnish and greasy palate. The wheat base is an intresting way to carry the smoke flavor. Unique brew.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A unusual brew. A good, but perhaps a bit thin bodied weissbier, mixed with a quite heavy smoked palate. Very nice!
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, cloudy mahagony colour. Nice, slightly off-white head. Smoke aroma with some yeast notes, but no banana. Taste was, of course, smoky and yeasty, but except for the yeast in the finsih, this was hard to distinguish from the Märzen, which I actually liked better, since the smoke fits that style more. But still a wonderful beer.
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
even better than the marzen. for me, the tingle of carbonation with the sweetness of the wheat works so nice with the smoke taste and smell. please find a way to taste it, and have an open mind
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a thick weizen beer. Too bad the full taste couldn't come through because it was a smoker beer. This was my first of this style. If you liked smoked beers you might like this one.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 Beefy smoked salmon gracefully pushing upstream in rich, minty banana rapids...Sparse citrus trees look down on the splendid spectacle and sometimes send down some of their fruit...Museum-quality smoked malt which fades into a somehat faint aftertaste...Quite a thirst-spawning and mind-opening experience...
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep, clear amber, decent lasting head. Aroma is identical to the Liquid Smoke artificial smoke flavoring you can buy to add to your barbecue to make it try and taste like something it isn't. Not bad though. Flavor is unfortunately also the same as Liquid Smoke. Beer flavors really don't come through at all. This may be a good beer to cook with though!
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013
2013-02-16, bb 2013-04 LMB, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Muddy brown color with generous creamy head. The classic smoke aroma of Aecht Schlenkerla here has some spicy note, and some firewood (ashes). Smooth and dry mouthfeel; personally I think that the wheat (spicy and lacking of barley backbone) works less well with the smoke; the bitterness is relatively low; the final is a bit more empty than desired.
Good, but there is no reason to get this one if you can get a Märzen.
2011-07-19, bb 2011-12, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Cloudy brown color, with a generous, light beige head. Strong aroma of smoke, the most classic Schlenkerla, first dry of woodfire, then fatty of Schwarzwäld Schinken; finally, looking for it, some timid banana comes to the surface too. The body is lean and the mouthfeel quite dry; the wheat flavor (with light banana esters) is a less joyful player for the smoke than the regular toasted malt is; there is a moderate roastiness too; the final is less smokey and more analog to a regular Dunkelweizen, and a bit weak.
Good but without the excitement of the best Schelnkerla beers.
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Evident smokey aroma and flavor, anyway it lets some Weizen character appear; some sweetness. The smokey touch is enjoyable, but the body a bit thin.
StoutOrDeath (119) - USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoke beer. What a concept. I bought quite a few of these. The first was AWESOME!! I've never had anything like it. Then the next one. WOW 2 is too many. I got a little sick from it. One is definately good. No more.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black to dary brown/red depending on the light. Not much head, large bubbles that dissipated quickly. The aroma is largely smokey, god I love these. Flavor is smooth and not as assertive as the other 2 schlenkerlas, but is still well rounded. The finish is dry and mild, refreshing. This is yummy yummy stuff, but the marzen is still king of the Rauchbier tree for me.