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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1084   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (392) - - JUL 11, 2013
Mid to dark brown color with short lasting foam. Smell of smoked ham. Taste is good in balance and if you like smoked beers you probably like this one.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle poured in a Pilsen glass. A: Pours a Dark and cloudy amber-brown colour; an immense yellow to beige head is formed. Very bubbled, lots of carbonation. Retention is high helped by the long glass and many lacings are left S: Very smokey with a strong wheat backbone. Roasted malts and yeasts T: Taste is strong on smoked and roasted malts. Some traces of banana as a regular Weissbier. The blend of smoked malts, yeasts and roasted malts bitterness is definitely balanced M: Smooth body and, at the same time, light and easy drinking. Considerable carbonation. Smoked aftertaste O: Extremely easy to drink. Highly recommended beer [ BA Review @ 1/7/2012 ]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (175) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
0.5L tap. Pours hazy orange-brown with a frothy tan head Aroma is mild smoke, but mostly clove and yeast. Flavor is mild sweet, with citrusy yeast and mild smoke flavor coming through. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, not as smokey as I was expecting, but a nice addition to the flavor profile of a weizen.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerMishka (1) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
From the bottle. Clear brown/dunkel colour, white head that quickly dissapears. Lovely smoky-weizen aroma and lovely taste. Very interesting beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobyFischer (38) - FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
Bien sûr c’est épatant.Le fumé est délicieux.Cependant, je suis gêné par l’acidité donnée à la chose.Trop acide pour le genre.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Incredible beer. Not as smoky as the Marzen but enough to make this Weizen a treat. So smooth and luscious with a nice clove/banana flavor that isn’t overwhelmed by a nicely done Beechwood smokiness.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Moravius (529) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2014
Flasche aus einem REWE-Getränkemarkt in Bamberg, MHD: 1/2015. - Anfangs tiefes Kupferrot, das aber beim Einschenken der vom Flaschenboden aufgerührten Hefe in ein schmutziges Gelbbraun übergeht. Sehr trüb. - In der Nase das typische Schlenkerla-Raucharoma (Schwarzwälder Schinken, Geräuchertes), warme Karamelsüße und eine schroff säuerliche, obergärig bananige Note. - Im Antrunk tritt für einen kurzen Moment das Rauchmalz hervor, wird aber sogleich von einer herben Säure mit schroff zitronigen Zügen verdrängt. Dazu eine leichte Kräuternote (Basilikum?), ein Restchen Karamelsüße und ein Hauch von fauliger Banane. Gut rezent. Im Abgang etwas Rauch, ein wenig Hopfenherbe und noch mehr essigstichige Säure. - Diese Kombination von Rauch, fauliger Banane und Essigsäure streift schon hart an die Grenze zur Ungenießbarkeit. Vielleicht schon verdorben? Aber doch nicht eine gerade mal drei Wochen alte Flasche? Muß das bei nächster Gelegenheit im Schlenkerla neu verkosten.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (337) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
Red-brown color, beige head. Fruits and beef broth nose, caramel, light malty, smoked, metallic notes. Smoked taste, sweet malty, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sloshgator (441) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen. OK, I am kind of biased because I love smoked beers and I seem to like everything out of Aecht Schlenkerla. This one is no different. Beautiful brown pour with a thick tan head emitting a smoky aroma although lacking complexity. Taste is a nice balance between wheat notes (bubblegum mostly) and smoke. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen is delicious to the last drop. Enjoy with meats!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5974) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"the most unique of their line...bubble gummy wheat - meet smoke. smoke - meet bubble gummy wheat. very nice aroma and flavor profile. blends well. the aroma at first was less smokey than the others, but that changed fast when it warmed up. very nice beer i’ll be returning to often."

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nickel (304) - - SEP 29, 2014
Not bad weizen beer. But it’s smoked to the bones :) Definitely not my style.


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