Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1773) - HONG KONG - JAN 20, 2017

500 ml bottle bought at Running Beers booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during The 14th Hong Kong Food Festival.

Looks:Translucent amber brown colour with a thick layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; Two and a half finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant smoked malt, with well-done bacon, bacon bits, banana, caramel, strong amber-ness, fresh toast, floral, molasses, wood, strong cloves, dark bread, strong yeast, lemon and strong grass.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with strong wheat, moderate tartness, strong caramel, strong amber-ness, strong banana, quite strong bacon flesh, light ash, burnt toast, floral, strong molasses, strong earth, thick bread, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body; Dry and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong maltyness in a thick background, very creamy for a Weiss with lots of caramel and fresh toast here! The smoky bacon and ash is notable and in just-right amount. Weiss-wise the wheaty tartness is moderate, the banana ester and cloves is rich and tasty. Flowery earthy with solid sweetness on par with the Rauch Maerzen. Very bready and yeasty with strong lemon to round. Rock solid and then some!

Hoppiness: Floral, wood, lemon and grass in nose. Earth, floral, strong lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, medium astringent meaty estery malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Malty, meaty-smoky and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: While the Rauch Maerzen is fully expressive, this Rauch Weiss is just as good with the smoked malt, very fruity and spicy ester, and a strong amber caramel toastyness that is the signature of this brand. Smokiness aside, this is perhaps one of the richest and tastiest Weissebier I have had so far. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear reddish brown. Nose is big smoke, ham, sweet toffee malts. Tastes sweet smoky malts, meaty, some wheat somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SonOfAnarchy (239) - ST HELENA - JAN 13, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark ruby/brown, beige head. Aroma is smoked ham. Taste is definitely smoked with flavors of wheat malt, ash and slight esters. Smoked wheat in the finish. Full body, average carbonation. Not really a weizen anymore. With this amount of smokiness its definitely a rauchweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MikeBeermaster (557) - that guy from the internet, POLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Aroma is dominated by meat smokiness with some gentle woody touch. Hints of wheaty fullness in the background. Cloudy brown in the glass with frothy tan head. Ashtray notes in the mouth with some woody smokiness. Roasted malts are also noticeable. Where is that wheat?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2563) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2017
Pours dark ruby red with a tiny white head. Aroma of smoke, meat, dark malts and slight hops. Taste is pretty smokey as well with some sweet grains, meat, slight hops and slight cocoa.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Klimaet (2234) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle thanks to Vestergaard. Pours hazy muddy brown with a small white head. Aromas of smoke, meat, malt. Taste is smoky, bonfire, malt, meat. Fuck me. I fucking hate smoked beers. Fuck.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Poncjusz (20) - POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Dość mocny aromat wędzenia klasycznym drzewem, szynka lekki popił, przysmalenie. W kolorze ciemny bursztyn/miedziany, oplalany, piana niezbyt trwała - zostaje dywanik. W smaku wyraźna wędzonka, słodowość pszenicy, karmel, lekka goryczka. Dobry balans. Pijalność wysoka. Wysycenie średnie. Piwo treściwe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1553) - Gdask, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Ciemno bursztynowe, herbaciane. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, beżowa. W aromacie wyraźne nuty wędzone. Jest też nuta owocowa. Pachnie wytrawnie. W smaku pojawia się wyraźna pszenica, kojarzy się trochę z dunkel weizen. W smaku lekko wytrawne, słodycz bardzo niska. Goryczka rwnież. Bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demens (325) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2016
0,5l bottle. Very hazy mud like dark copper colour with medium lasting off-white head. Aroma: Smoked ham, basement aromas. Taste: Smokey start with light bitter mouthfeel but the smokey caracter lasts. A bit acidic. Not bad but lacks the strong caracteristics of the urbock version. Medium body with soft carbonation. Short light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (840) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - DEC 15, 2016
OCZY: nieprzejrzyste, niemal bordowe, bardzo obfita piana opada do trwałego kożucha, ale słabo zdobi szkło;
NOS: wędzonka i ogniskowa, i szynkowa, pomarańcza, nieco spodu ciasta, po zabełtaniu banan, guma balonowa, nieco korzeni;
USTA: ciało średnie, średnio nasycone, gładkie ;
JĘZYK: guma balonowa, boczkowa wędzonka, dojrzały banan, goździk ;
OGLNIE: przyjemne połączenie wędzonki i hefeweizena z silnymi akcentami obu; piwo gładko się pije, jest konkretne, choć dla mnie za słodkie i, co mnie zaskoczyło, zbyt bananowe, zdziwiła mnie rwnież bardzo ciemna barwa.

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