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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (9672) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (763) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Nose is light smoke, sweet banana, cheese, hints of bubblegum; it’s very disjointed. Taste is less smokey then the nose; light smoke (relative to other Heller beers at least) leading to a very pronounced banana, and banana and cream, bubblegum and cloves taste slight sour. There is a very pleasant bonfire night aftertaste. The mouth feel is weizen thick. I don’t love this is as much as the dopplebock, primarily because that is a more balanced beer, but this is nice and more than a novelty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3955) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle from the lcbo. Murky brown pour, with a big off white head. Aroma is obviously smoky. Sausages, bacon and campfire are up front with the slightest hint of bananaish wheat Aroma. The smoke just dominates, it’s not horrible, but the base Hefe is very hard to find.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (303) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
Hatalmas, tartós hab, barna szín. Illata intenzíven füstös, ami minden mást elnyom. Szánkba robbanó, erőteljes füstös ízzel indít, ami mellé rögtön felzárkózik a maláták aromája. Mellettük másnak nincs esélye, a banános észterek sem érvényesülnek igazán, de ez így van jól. Kiváló és szokatlan ízkombináció, de egyben rendkívül friss és üdítő ital. Utóíze hosszan kitartó füstös, malátás. Közepesen testes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of big smoky meat, ham and campfire, with a hint of German wheat. Taste follows, huge smoky meat, a hint of funk. Solid for a smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Estebanik (584) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Kolor wody z kałuży, niczym bardzo ciemny dunkelweizen. Aromat przejrzałych bananów, dość subtelna oscypkowa wędzonka. Lekki karmel. W smaku kwaskowate, ale jest też sporo ciała, jak na weizena. Budzi silne skojarzenia w weizenbockiem. Długi posmak. Spoko, ale nie porwało mnie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (640) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2016
#619
Bottle 0.5l. Copper body, medium white head. Aroma of smokiness. Taste is smoked with sourish finish. Smoke, clove, yeast, wheat. Medium body and carbonation.
Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (648) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Hazy, deep copper to brown colored. AROMA- pleasant wood and smoke tones. FLAVOR- slightly sour, very smooth, smoke, subtle weizen character. Medium bodied.
Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 28, 2016
Даже не знаешь, как оценива& копчено& пиво - оно одно из самых любимых, и не важно, что за ним скрыто, главное, что он копчены&

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (21) - RUSSIA - APR 21, 2016
Очень вкусное пиво, приятны& аромат копчени& красивы& цвет, хорошее послевк& советую&

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. A- Ham, subtle smoke. A- Dark brown color, murky liquid, tan head. T- Ham brine, subtle smoke, wheat. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Not near as smokey as some of the other Rauchbiers I’ve had from them but still tasty. Subtle on the smoke and umami, overall, but there is a nice ham brine that lingers throughout.


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