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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pours medium amber with a big off-white head. Aroma of smoked bacon. Flavor is smoky and slightly sour. My first foray into rauch.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (1040) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Pours hazy yellow, solid white head. Aroma is smoky, other wiezen notes are covered by it. In taste similar, no clove or banana, mainly smokiness. So if you like smoked beer this is still very good beer, but for mix of weizen and smoke you need to keep looking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (370) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Pours Orangey brown with a medium head. Aroma is of a peat bonfire. The taste is strange, it’s initially got the sweetness of a wheat beer with a peat smoked ending that still has a slight sweetness. I don’t hate it but not sure I’d have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from a Getränkemarkt in Bamberg. Ligth smoky smell. Wood smoke and a light touch of smoked ham. Light smoky smell as well, some wheat beer aromas as well but not very powerfull. Easy to drink. I like the level of smoke in this. Could have used more foam banana and so on though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kneipenhocker (2) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015 does not count
I was looking forward to this one, having previously tried the very impressive maerzen. Unfortunately I found this beer to be a poor relation. Where the maerzen had a real intruiging aroma of smoky bacon crisps, the smoke here was far less complex, and the taste a bit thinner. This may be due to wheat malt remaining unsmoked in the mix. Much of the typical weizen character was lost and overpowered by the smoke. Still an interesting beer in it’s own right, however the maerzen is the one to go for for a better example of this Bamberg speciality.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (368) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2015
L: -pours a cloudy chestnut with a small,frothy,offwhite head -high carbonation visible S: -straight up smoked ham,wheat,lemon,slight pepper,slight burned plastic T: -wheat and lemon upfront -smokiness coming on -smoke sweetness -black pepper F: -light to medium body -medium carbonation O: Definitely less smokey than the Rest of Schlenkerlas Rauchbier lineup and not quite as complex. Still a good and interesting Weizen.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2549) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Look; light beige huge head and hazy orange-brown body. Aroma; tar, fried apricot, grass, peat. Taste; slightly roasted malts, liquorice, grass, peat here and tar where, dark caramel - leading to a herbal smoked finish in peat and grapefruit peels. Smoked texture and normal carbonation. Overall pretty smoked, consequently I couldn’t detect any bananas nor corianders. [50cl brown bottle 5.2%abv BB-10-2015 T@Ferie2015]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. Amber with one finger head. Mild smoky aroma. Flavor follows, almost a liquid hot dog. Some hefe sweetness underneath. Mild fruity banana. Somehow this works pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
500ml bottle into Weizen glass. Pours with an enormous head that may take many months to settle. Aroma is lightly smoked bbq meat with a malt background. Smells great! Opaque dark brown beer with still towering head. Taste and body are surprisingly light. Finish is sour and smoky, lots of umami. It really does taste like a cross between a Hefe and a Rauchbier. Unusual but not as brilliant as its big brother.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apickles (265) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Dark chestnut with a tiny white head, slightly fizzy in the glass. Smells strongly of smoked bacon and a little wheaty. Smoked trout/fish flavours, smoked cheese - very interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (603) - WARSAW, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
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