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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1100   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, - SEP 13, 2010
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Przylus (54) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Aromat dobrej, wędzonej szynki. Barwa miedziana, klarowne. Na dnie butelki lekki osad. Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, wysoka i długa. W smaku głównie szynka wędzona, oprócz tego minimalne nuty kwaskowe, typowe dla piw typu weizen. Goryczka niska. Niezłe dymione piwo, choć dymioność zbyt mało różnorodna i zbyt mocno przyćmiewająca pszeniczną bazę piwa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (861) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 12, 2014
I was expecting this to be a bit cloudier and maybe lighter - it is crystal clear, deep amber with a weak sea foam head that fades to a featureless surface rather quickly. Aroma is a light yet rich hardwood smokiness; however, the aroma is definitely distinct from that of the other Schlenkerla beers in that there is an equally present note of wheat grain/tartness. Honestly, it is less pleasant than the full smoked experience. Also, it does not smell like a weizen ale yeast was used- there is no banana (Isoamyl Acetate) and maybe only a hint of clove. A dust odor resides beneath. Body is medium-light, on the watery side, but a bit oily. Carbonation is moderate with some burn. Flavor is somewhat dry, yet slightly smoky, but not a sweet smokiness you may be used to, but more of a watery/dry smokiness, grain, dust, and spicy herb. Some mineral notes. Very little bitterness or texture in the finish - goes out clean. As it warms, you get some pleasing smokiness on the exhale. Less than exhilarating, despite the smoke. Needs more yeast to capitalize on its weizenishness, or more malt caramel to capitalize on its smokiness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregus (297) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Butelka; barwa jasnobrązowa, mętna. Piana bujna, do końca pozostaje cienka warstwa. Aromat wędzony, owocowy, bananowy, karmelowy, chlebowy, pszeniczny. W smaku wyraźnie wędzone, karmelowe, bananowe, chlebowe. Goryczka średnia.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (102) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a deep red colour, medium long lasting rocky off-white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of bread, and additional strong notes of smoke. Taste is medium sweet, softly bitter, softly sour. Little to medium body, watery texture, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (190) - Soria, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2014
Color ámbar claro con media cabeza de espuma formada por burbuja grande, la espuma permanece todo el tiempo; aromas a humo, madera y beicon; en boca entrada suave y maltosa con escaso amargor; pos gusto maltoso con notas ahumadas, cuerpo ligero con carbónico medio; pese a ser de medio litro no se hace pesada; tiene menos cuerpo que la Marzen y resulta fácil de beber.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Pours light brown with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of smoke and peat. As overwhelmingly smoky as the aroma seems, the taste offers plenty more than just smoke. Wheat and barley are still prevalent. The end result is a very drinkable, yet still very smoky flavored beer. Awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
500 ml bottle
Dark orange to brown murky beer with visible yeast particles. Blonde head. Aroma has smoked wood and ham with lemon, banana, vanilla and clove. Flavor has tar, licorice, yeast and bitterness. Palate is thinner than medium with high carbonation. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Afertaste has smoke, tar and citrusy bitterness. Interesting combination of a refreshing weizen and a smoky rauchbier. Not sure if it works or not.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yingwait (60) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 12, 2014
傳說中強大的&#

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (40) - - NOV 9, 2014
Vöröses, sötétbarna szín, dús paplanszerkezetű vastag enyhén barnás hab. Ilalta: füstös, búzás, erdei gyümölcsös Íz: banános, búzás, élesztős Pörkölt dióval nagyon kellemes darab.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours dark redish brown with a foamy offwhite head. Aroma of light smoke, wheat, and a little dark fruit. Taste is light smoke, banana, grass, and wheat. Medium body, a little burn, lasting smoke flavor. Nice Rauchbier.


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