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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2013
16.9oz bottle. Clear brownish red / orange color. One-finger off-white head. Great smokey nose, typical of schlenkerla. Soft, but bit stronger carbonation. Dry texture. Medium / lighter body. Thin layer of head retains. Leaves little loose lace. Wheat flavor, some of that german weizen yeast lends hints of banana that actually kind of works with the savory, meaty smokiness. Savory and sweet taste. Satisfying smoke beer to enjoy with breakfast, though I prefer schlenkerla’s heavier varieties.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2692) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky copper/brown with modest-sized, lasting eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is gentle smokiness, banana, tree fruit, wheat and light spice. Flavour is pleasantly smoky with wheat, some banana, a little plum and mild spice. Fine carbonation gives a nice texture. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1817) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of smoke, slight umami and light bananas. Taste is moderately sweet and carries flavors of bananas again and smoke. A little less smoke than on the nose, though. Body is medium, carbonation high and mouthfeel slightly silky. Overall a really nice smoked beer, never too much.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
What a nice summer beer! Sure it has a whack of smoke to it, in a good way if one has some tolerance. But the round wheat ale base is completely different from the Märzen we’ve solely had at the LCBO for 500 years, and drinking this cellar temperature from a Fullers Pint glass I would say this has a cask ale like texture. The fruity tones are a welcome contrast. Just cool but not too cold!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (63) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottle Pours hazy dark brown with a fluffy White head. Lots of smoky wood in this,air dried ham and bacon... Like schwarzwalder ham.. And it tastes just like it. Salty, smoky and ham... So good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (256) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
LCBO bottle. Nose is mostly smoke with whiffs of wheat malt coming out from behind the smoke, herbs, fruit, spice. The taste is a similar blend of smoked and wheat malt. I like that I can pick out the flavours. The first few sips and sniffs were almost unbearably smoky, but as my palate adjusted I picked up the nuances and by the end I thought it was rather mild. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (333) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Bottle. Pours unclear hazy brown with slight frothy off white head. Aroma fruity yeast, slight banana, wheat, smoke, smoky wood, some bacon. Only slight spices, salty meat. Taste is medium sweet, yeast, smoke, smoked meat. Finish is really smoky, salty cured meat. Slight dry finish. Long smoky finish bit thin body for a weizen, but nice smoke!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (290) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
It pours translucent murky chestnut with auburn highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: banana, minerality (irony), and dark bread. The taste is light bitter; there are notes of: toasted wheat, banana, light wood smoke, and bread. The palate is light bodied and has medium carbonation; is watery and has a medium finish. Overall, pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (157) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Amber with thick white head. Aroma of banana and ham. Tastes of the same. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Cloudy dark ruby, amber body, big beige head, average retention. Aroma of smoked prunes, coriander, mineral water, faint wheat. Taste of prunes, smoked sprats, wheat, banana, sea water. Almost flat. Long smoky aftertaste. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3554) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Split 2-ways.

Appearance: Hazy nutty amber-brown with a medium easy to revive off-white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Smokey, beef jerkey, banana, salty notes, citrus and light cloves.

Taste: A bit milder than aroma. Smokey, citrus, banana, light salty notes, hints of cloves.

Palate: Light to medium body. A bit watery. Medium carbonation. Smokey finish. A bit bland aftertaste.

Overall: Quite good, but probably the less impressive Schlenkerla that I had so far. Nice meaty smoke in the nose, but the taste is a bit of a letdown and lack depth. Easy drinking.



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