Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

500 mL bottle, Tower, Piedmont, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Nice looking with a decent darkish amber body and some attractive head. Very light lacing, decent carbonation.

In typical Heller-Trum style, the aroma is a basically a side of smoked ham in a glass! A great beer to enjoy with your grilled or BBQ’d meats.

Unlike some of the other beers in the style, I found that the smoke here did not really overpower the beer. In other examples I found the smoke to dominate to such an extent that other qualities were lost. Some nice malty sweetness that was unexpected and that melds well with the smoke. A much fuller and more satisfying body than I was anticipating too.

I liked this a little more than I expected so I was pleased that I tried it. Another example of the value of persisting with a style that has been a little less than stellar in the past.

Photo from May of 2021.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

03/31/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.2 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.85
Series Name:
Year:

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.