Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier – Weizen – 6 of 7 smokestacks

Aecht Schlenkerla Weizen

Without Schlenkerla, none of this would have been possible. I’m starting to tear up just thinking about them. The Ministry reviewed Schlenkerla’s Weizen at two separate gatherings and produced slightly different results. One point of disconnect seems to be that the charts used were either mislabeled or the beers came out in the wrong order. Whatever the snafu, Josh offered up one of our more memorable quotes “It’s like sucking on a campfire log.” This is the same Josh who gave Stone’s Vanilla Smoked Porter the highest rating possible, so we know his judgement is a bit off, which may also have given skewed results. Furthermore, after a few beers, all participants judgement may have been cloudy as well. Given the notes I have in hand, clouded judgement may very well have been the case; for instance, “The label is badass”, “German smoky”, “one charcoal easy on the bratwurst”, and “strength and tastiness fight each other in my mouth.” I’ll give this one another look when it comes back around, but until then, I will stand behind the Overall Happiness factor of 6 out of 7 smokestacks.

Brewer Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier
Beer Name Weizen
Brewer’s Description Brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot 1516
Food Pairings Streusel
Brewer Location Bamberg, Germany
Alcohol content by volume 5.2%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 20
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 6

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