ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a sizeable head that seems to last forever. Some faint herb notes mingle with strong smoked bacon and Lapsang Souchong tea on the nose. It is smooth and sweet to begin, with a hint of banana coming in, before being replaced by a potent mix of spicy bitterness and slightly harsh smoke. There is a hint of the typical sweet weizen finish, but made a bit less sweet and a bit more complex by the strong smoke. The aftertaste is an unusual mix of weizen banana and smoke. Interesting, and quite good.
McWorta (1051) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazelnut brown, opalescent with a fine poring small head. Aromas of bacon, ham, smoke, toasted white bread develops. Softly carbonated, slick medium-full body with a light smokey sweentess and a light roast bitterness/astringency. lasting peaty finish.
mateuszk (1044) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
weordie (371) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kneipenhocker (2) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
drmet (371) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
-pours a cloudy chestnut with a small,frothy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
-straight up smoked ham,wheat,lemon,slight pepper,slight burned plastic
-wheat and lemon upfront
-smokiness coming on
-light to medium body
Definitely less smokey than the Rest of Schlenkerlas Rauchbier lineup and not quite as complex.
Still a good and interesting Weizen.
djoeye (2549) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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]
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TedE (546) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
apickles (265) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.