Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5803) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle: The aroma is a nice combination of banana, citrus, and smoked cheese. Pours dark cloudy reddish-brown with a large off-white head with great retention. Lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Flavor has moderate smoke from start to finish. Mostly smoke up front before the wheat characteristics take over in the finish. Lots of citrus tanginess with some light banana. Lightly roasty. The more I drink the more the smoke seems to fade and become more of a background flavor, as opposed to strong presence it has with the first sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Dark amber body with a huge head. It looked absolutely amazing in my (ridiculous) Kwak glass. Unfortunately, there was little lacing later on. Unilke the other 2 beers from them, it was fairly easy to tell that this was a smoked Weizen. The aroma gave lotsa smoke, banana, citrus and a hint of caramel. Flavor was the same, but felt off balance or stale. Perhaps the bottle had passed? Either way, the smoke presence here couldn’t match the other 2 I had. The wheat part was fairly light bodied. Ok I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2006
Aroma: smoke, carbonated cold bacon and fragrant wood. Some hoppy notes. Appearance: dark brown with a cloudy copper overtone. Fully white head and sudsy lacing. Flavour: sweet and smokey very gentle. Palate: thin and very carbonated with a gentle smokey aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1616) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Smokey bacon aroma. Murky red brown colour with fair head and lacing. Bitter malt smokey bacon flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2006
Having previously sampled the urbock and marzen I had polarised expectations of this beer. I ike the other two but in most cases I have always favoured the bigger styles as opposed to wheat beers. In presentation and nose the obvious smokey character comes through and so there is little to differentiate this from the others. The flavour profile is very typically wheat with bananas and cloves coming out, albeit offset by the smokiness. I think the level of smoke, somewhat less than the others, and the assertive esters combine into a great beer. Having this with split spatchcock barbecued Portuguese style capped the experience well.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dubb18 (30) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Not a big fan of smoked beer, and especially not this one. It reminded me of the smell of skoal chewing tobacco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3012) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & tupalev - courtesy of tupalev. Hazy orange-brown with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke and leather, with some weizen yeast coming up behind. Flavour is an interesting study in contrasts - blankboy’s comment about it tasting "like a wheat beer with bacon in it" is right on the money, although there’s a lot of campfire in these as well, and some interesting lemon notes in the finish. I wasn’t sure what I thought of this at first, but by the end of my 1/4 bottle sample, I was loving it and wanted more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"Poured a medium brown color. Huge head that lasted okay. Very nice aroma, smoke citrus and something. Flavor was very nice not as overwelling on the smoke as the other rauchbiers, more citrus flavor to it. Good beer."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Hazy dark reddish brown with a thick light moka head. The smell is a definite weizen, bananas and cloves, with caramel creme brulée and with faint smokeyness, not as overpowering as the other brothers. In mouth, again, a gentle wheat beer, with light bananas, with enough smoked bacon to call it a smoked beer, but not spoiling the weizen character. Medium bodied. Nice. Bieropholie Nov. 2005.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Zoso137 (52) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2006
this brew made me feel like i had eaten an entire campsite and then put a dip in.

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