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Schlenkerla Brauerei Heller – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

Schlenkerla Brauerei Heller – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen 5.2%

Schlenkerla Smoke Beer
Schlenkerla Smoke Beer

This is a dark beer with a strong blackened wood smokey aroma. It has a sweet German weiss beer taste with an overriding wood smokiness, with clove notes.

This is a very unusual weiss beer with the smokiness cutting through the typical sweetness of a wheat beer. It is a great drink for the winter in a pub with an open fire.
This beer is from the original Schlenkerla Smokebeer Brewery in Bamberg in the Franconia region of Germany, first mentioned in 1406 and brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.
The barley malt portion of the grain bill is smoked over beechwood logs. The wheat malt is unsmoked.

Erdinger Weissbräu – Alkoholfrei

Erdinger Weissbräu – Aalkoholfrei 0% (<0.5%)

Erdinger Weissbräu – Alkoholfrei

This is pale golden ale and has a very good malt aroma. It has a malty taste and is quite sweet tasting. It may prove too sweet if you are looking for a German Pilsner tasting ale, also lacking the sharpness expected of some weissbiers.
This ale is brewed in Germany by Erdinger Weissbräu, under the strict Bavarian beer purity law. It is a good addition to the available alcohol (<0.5%) ales, a market that should expand if the UK drink driving limit is brought into line with the rest of the EU.