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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1233   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (674) - Skagafjordur, - APR 26, 2012
Redbrown, cloudy. Lightyellow foam that lasts long. Light smoke aroma. Light smoke flavour with a hint of banana. light body, dry, bitter but short aftertaste.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1063) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Muddy brown color with foam layer. The nose combines banana and smoke. Banana taste with a mild little carbonation and a smokey finish. Mild and light smokey aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Halfling_4132 (70) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Appearance- hazy rich chestnut brown with quickly disappearing almond foam, aromas- smoked meats, woody, also fruity, maybe syrupy figs and raisins. Palate- medium bodied but light on the tongue, smooth finish. Taste- subtle banana, malt, smokey cured meats, quite a salty taste. Overall- slightly lacking in body compared to other smokey beers I’ve tried but still highly enjoyable and lighter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (307) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 27, 2016
Hazy dark brown color with weak caramel foam. Aromas of cured moose and beaver sausages, with smokey wood, ashes, chachoal and light hint of salt. Palate, medium body, thick, full texture leaving nice smoke and banana finish. Tastes like wheet beer (probably because it is?) with a smoked beer mix, sweet, banana, yeasty and wheaty taste with smoked meat and woody notes. Overall, very nice, quite light, easy going, still smoked and nice, just maybe slight too light for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (768) - 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 (3965) - 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 (339) - 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 (3783) - 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 (588) - 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 (671) - 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 (672) - 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.


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