Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1045   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no freshness date but it does have the abv (5.2%) and a description of the beer on the back. Appearance: The body has a nice copper colored body with clear reddish highlights. From the pour I got a tall, light tan head that makes some spotty and slick lacing on the glass. Smell: Its aroma is smoky and bready. The smoke character is very similar to imitation bacon bits and this is backed up with bready and roasted maltiness. Taste/Palate: The smoked malt is the dominant force here and it is balanced with some mild bready sweetness. Under this are some very light yeast notes and some faint herbal/mineral hops notes. The palate has a slightly slick smooth feel with a medium body and carbonation. Notes: There is a little more balance to the Weizen compared to some of there other offerings and so it is more interesting and drinkable for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
pours slightly hazy dark golden orange with a very nice light beige orange cap, creamy, with a nice lacing. lightly smoked and browned malts, very wheaty, grainy, but also nice fruity and nutty dry maltiness - some lagering notes, some caramel and some specialty malts, peppery, aniseed, chalk, yeast, light yet astringent woodsy notes. average carbonation - tad prickly, light body, dry lightly smoky-grassy-peppery-lighltly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeCue (97) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
500ml bottle poured into Schlenkerla pint! Pours a nice nutty brown with some golden highlights, with a two-finger thick head. Aromas are of roasted malts, a bit nutty, smoky (but less intense than their other offerings), and a bit citric. Taste is just a bit sweet (very low sweetness actually), and fairly acidic (this is NOT a sour ale of course, maybe just a bit more acidic than I would?ve expected). Maybe the age of the brew has something to do with this, then again other reviewers perceived this. EDIT: acidity becomes more subdued as the brew warms up a bit. Body is medium, texture slick on the thin side, and carbo is average. Overall, I can?t complain...just another wonderful offering from Schlenkerla! It?s a bit different from their other brews but very enjoyable still. I should?ve brought back another one with me from the US...!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1158) - BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Secret Santa 2014. Medium carbonation. Dark nut brown colour, creamy beige foam. Aroma of light roasted malts, light notes of citrus. Smoky taste. Refreshing and well balanced. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (411) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a hazy dark brown color, topped with average just slightly off color head. There is a strong smoke aroma, more like smoked cheese actually. The tase is smokey and slightly bittery. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1667) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sample at Julios (from bottle). Another interesting smoked beer from Heller. This one comes off as more subtle than their others though still a very distinct smokiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenOver (43) - SLOVENIA - JUN 29, 2014
Smell is medium smoked, pours with a lot of head, pours dark brown. Taste is sour with a mild lasting smoked afteryaste. A good beer, nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1321) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2014
50cl bottle thanks to Beerhunter111. Color is brown. Head is nice and thick. Body is quite carbonated. Aroma is smokey, cereal, roasted, wheat, a bit citric. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (256) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, thin head, aroma is woody, smokey and malty. Taste is smoke, dark malt, quite woody, pleasant aftertaste. Really nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle. Definite smoke on the nose, hard to pull out any of the classic weissbier banana/clove notes. Pours a hazy brown, similar to a dunkelweizen. Taste immediate strong smoke flavor with some subdued banana/clove, medium to light mouthfeel, with slightly tartness and smoke on the finish. Only my 3rd smoked beer and by far the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonTja (221) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Reddish brown, thick head. Very smoky, but no so much as the märzen, meat smoke, some licorice. Mouthfeel is light and slightly creamy, taste is smokienss, licorice, weak roastiness and a bit of rye feel to it.

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