abbotsampson (15) - PARIS, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and rich golden color. Aroma is of fruity smoked wood. The flavor very close to the aroma... smoked and fruity. The finish is a bit lighter than the initial flavors. This is certainly a cold-weather brew. It may go well with smoked meat or cheese.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very unusual. Interesting thing to mix wheat and smoked malts in one brew. The little yeasty wheat flavour combined with the heawy smoked palate is a masterpiece. Incredible beer.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark colored wheat beer with thick head. Head looked like a sponge through the side of the glass with it's large bubbles. Nice beachwood smoked malt flavor with emphasis on wheat and smoke flavor. Overall a great smoked wheat but I think I like the Rauchenfelser slightly better with the addition of hop extract which gives it a little more character.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I feel like the smoke is really an underlying note in this one, very subdued in comparison with the Marzen and Urbock. But I really enjoy the banana and clove flavors. They go very well with the subtle smokiness. Very drinkable, this is a great brew to serve with food, it seems like it would be very versatile. This wont be a regular purchase for me, but its definately worth revisiting.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2003
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
I bought this beer because the label stated that it was a "weizen" beer. I didn't realize it was a "smoked weizen". This beer is awful. I ended up dumping it down the drain. The only thing that tastes good "smoked" is salmon and cigars.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
odd aroma of burnt food,huge dense head,lot of lace.
nice palate with good carbonation.
nicemixof standadrwheat tastesof clovesandbanana with asmoked bite.
a truly unique beer.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy medium brown, with a huge white head that leaves sheets of lace. Aroma is smoked meat (bacon, ham, salami) with some banana mixed in. Flavor is of bacon wrapped banana, with the banana becoming a bit more prominent towards the end. Body is medium, with some pretty strong carbonation.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with a big, off-white head that lingers. The aroma is all smoke, it smells like cooked bacon or ham. The flavor mostly smoke, with a touch of fruity ester and yeast common to most German wheats. The finish is long and smokey. I really dig these Rauchbiers, really smooth with big, smoke flavors. Nice.
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the standard for the German rauchbier brewers. The big smoked-ham aroma and flavor are assertive, but pleasing with some palate adjustment. Unfortunately, oxidation is the rule on all US import examples (other than those flown over by myself or friends). Other phenols that are expexted in a weizen still escape through the smoke, and in the flavor as well. This provides and interesting complexity that I like quite a bit. My favorite of the Schlenkerla family of beers.
argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper body with small off-white head. Big time smoked aroma, with undertones of caramel and cheese. Even a hint of banana. While the taste is solid smokey, here the banana is more noticeable, along with the wheat. Despite the heaviness that accompanies a smoke beer, the light wheat body is the dominant mouthfeel.