Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
While for the classic "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier" traditionally beech has been - and still is - used, the malt for "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is kilned with Oak wood. The resulting Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in the "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and amber color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers. www.Smokebeer.com

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (350) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Doubling down on Aecht Schlenkerla this evening, as a doppelbock aficionado I enjoyed this smoked variation of the style. The aroma is not as overtly smoky as the marzen rauchbier rendition, more of a subtle burnt oaky aroma with the standard chocolate malt present. The appearance is unusually lighter and more transparent for the D-Bock style, and the white head receded more quickly, so it seemed. In addition to the forward smoky taste, there is a warm and delicious chocolate and rich caramel maltiness, definitely recognizable as a D-bock with an almost maple syrup-like taste. Interesting and enjoyable, and I do believe the smoke complements the chocolate well to create a s'mores-like taste, although I would prefer an unsmoked D-Bock to this. Also should be noted there was no booziness despite the 8% Abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Tastes proper smoky. Rich bacon malt flavour. Sweetish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2015
Bottled - Excellent smoked, rich malty aromas. Hazy brown colour with a nice tan head evaporating caramel, raisin and some woody scent. Sweet malty taste, bread, caramel, plums, raisins, smoked ham, low hop bitterness. Creamy, sticky texture, low carbonation, warm finish. A classic beer style with a massive, exciting smoky twist and a very complex malty taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2015
From a bottle into a Chouffe tulip glass. Pours amber orange with some particulates. Aroma of sweet malts, slight peat. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, caramel, slight liquid smoke, maple bacon, caramelized sugar. Overall much less smoky than the other Schlenkerlas, and very drinkable, complex, unique and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (257) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2015
smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, light sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, medium body, lively,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (518) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
-strong notes of smoked bacon (Serrano),camp fire and caramel -syrup -slightly spicy (Rosmaryn) -slightly hoppy -very sweet and slightly alcoholic finish another great smoked one from schlenkerla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5984) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Lots of smoke and some caramel. Pours hazy brown with good head. Light sweet finish. Good for a smoked beer. Still retains a lot of that doppelbock feel. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber in colour, clear with slightly beige head. Aroma is oaky, woody with huge campfire, ham, bacon smokiness. In taste sweet, bread, caramel, smoky ham. Full to medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, medium strength bitterness in the finish. Really great beer (also after more than one year cellaring). World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (969) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle 50 cl. Reddish-bronze color with good foam. Aroma: heavy, smoked, burned wood, deep maltiness and wine. Taste: very smoked, porto, oak, malted, very warming. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1927) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Tap at zly casy, prague. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma has smoke, some ham, rich malts. Rich sweet malty, smoke, balanced, some roasty notes.

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