Brewery: Heller (Schlenkerla)
Style: smoke Weissbier
Color: ruddy brown
Head: rocky, tan
Nose: slight banana, smoke
Body: light, effervescent
Palate: banana, smoke
Served: from a bottle at the brewery
Impression: This is certainly an odd beer but somehow it works. It has all the classic tastes of a Weissbier, with a fair amount of banana but they are tinged strongly with a smokiness that puts the stamp of the brewery firmly on the beer. I had it with Weisswürst and even that worked. Ok, the pretzel was pretty awful but Franconians can’t do everything perfectly.
Next beer or back to the beer list.
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I'm an American living in Munich. Why? Well, I came for the beer but stayed for the girl. I'm very happily married to a German woman. Of course, the bonus of great beer certainly doesn't hurt. An avid love of hiking and finding new beers has led me to found beerwanderers, an information resource on beer hiking trails in Franconia with an emphasis on Franconian food specialties and the endless variety of amazing beer the region is renowned for. I also just published my first book Beer Hiking Bavaria which features 50 beer hikes in Bavaria. View all posts by beerwanderers