Like Drinking Sour Smoked Orange Bacon

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen

(Beer Advocate review)

overall: 1.9
appearance: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 1.5

Wow, this was a shocker of a beer!
I shouldn’t have been surprised, it says “Schlenkerla Smokebeer” right on the bottle. But I’d never had a smoke-beer before, so hey.

Nice pour; nice dark amber. The proper shade of amber in my opinion.
A tan/beige head, pretty tall, but goes down to a nice lacing reasonably quick.

But then the smell. A highly pungent smell of smoked bacon. Orange smoked bacon.

The taste was no better. A sour taste of smoked apricot. I can see why some people would like this, but I sure couldn’t hack it.

[ serving type: bottle ]