Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
A fruity, smoky wheat beer from the historic Schlenkerla brewery in Bamberg, Germany.
"Schlenkerla Smokebeer Wheat is an ale with light smoky aroma. As all Bavarian wheat beers, it is brewed with a mixture of both barley malt and wheat malt. The portion of barley malt is hereby a classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. Served unfiltered with its natural haziness, Schlenkerla Wheat reaches its full aroma through bottle fermentation with fine top fermenting yeast."
The ancient Schlenkerla (the name means 'one who staggers', presumably as a consequence of overindulging) brewery and hostelry in Bamberg is now in the hands of the 6th generation of one family of proprietors and brewers, but has a history going back to the start of the 15th Century. Today, the beer is still aged in an ancient network of caves, and matured in wooden casks or bottles.