Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

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First mentioned in 1405, the historical Brewery Tavern Schlenkerla can be found in the middle of Bamberg, Bavaria, directly beneath the mighty cathedral.

The Rauchbier is an interesting style that is unique to the Bavarian city of Bamberg, Germany. Its intense smoky flavour is achieved by smoking barley malt over beech-wood logs and it’s the Brauerei Heller that has mastered the art and produces the world’s best smokebeers.

The Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen is a traditional German wheat ale with a smoky aroma that is oftentimes reminiscent of smoked bacon! The wheat ale base gives this beer notes of banana, clove, spicy wheat and malty sweetness whilst the smoked grains give a subtle smoky flavour. Smooth and silky, the distinct qualities of this beer create a pleasant drinking experience.


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Like the morning of November the 6th
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Smokey, woody, malty and refreshing when served chilled.
Such a wonderful combination of hops malt and smoked wood that refreshes a vast majority of pallets. Not for everyone but well worth a try of a great beer.
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Not as good as the Marzen but still a great smoke beer.
Very interesting
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The original version grew on me after a while but I think this is better. Maybe the wheat element takes the edge off the smoke but it's very complex and very drinkable. Definitely a must try due to its uniqueness!
5 / 10
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Copper brown colour, clear, little carbonation
Very thin off-white head, dissipates quickly
Smoky, ash, bacon, honey and slight malty aroma
Medium creamy mouthfeel with some carbonation
Smoked sausage, sour orange and slight malty flavour
Sweet, slightly sour, slightly smoky and bitter aftertaste
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