Schlenkerla Weizen, Bamberg (500ml)

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# BISCHLENWD
Country: Germany
Region: Bavaria
Sub-Region: Bamberg
Grape Varietal: Rauchbier
Review Score: 90BA
Alcohol By Volume: 5.2%

21 bottles in stock for
in-store purchase.
$3.99
Available in-store only.

Soft, but distinct and bold, smoke aromas -- reminds me of spicy cold kielbasa and a wood fire. Fairly light-bodied, with a touch of smoothness upfront that eventually turns a bit coarse on the palate, going bitty and crisping up from the beer's carbonation and a smack of wheat astringency and light floral bitterness. Malt sweetness is low, but there's plenty of body under the crisp dry character. Smoke flavours are everywhere, leaving a smooth char flavour that blends perfectly with an edge of spicy clove, wood character and splash of grape juice. Lots of residual smoke flavours rock the dry finish, hints of yeast. I just love a good rauchbier, and this is one of the best. It combines the pleasantries of a tasty wheat beer with old school flavours to create one helluva an exceptional brew!

90 points, BeerAdvocate (Dec 2002)