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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (920) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours a nice reddish orange amber. Small head as a lacework of bubbles, mostly dissipating. Aroma finds obvious smoked malt. Campfire, sausage, some fresh wood as it warms more. Flavor is sweet. Caramel, fruity hints, campfire, cured meats, touch of earthy hops. medium body. creamy. Very smooth. Finishes with a touch of alcohol warming and some caramely sweetness creeping past the smoked malt. Touch of earthy bitterness. Pleasant lasting sweet smoked meaty flavor lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (465) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
smokey, ham, malt, sweet, caramel aroma. Medium body taste, very smoky, malt, sweet finish. Smookiness lingers in the background. I’m not normally a huge smoke beer fan but this is pretty smooth and enjoyable. Campfire.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (19) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
The oak smoke is great to pair with a steak. Nice caramel and toffee flavors balance the Hallertau hops, which come with a slight bitter just before the smoky finish. A worthy repeat for Rauchbier fans.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3303) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Um, yeah. This brewery is awesome in everything it does. The beer looks like 100 yr old cognac in the glass and tastes like smoked bbq sauce. Case closed. Aecht invented smoked beer and like the Urquell, everyone hopes to copy it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, wood and of course, plenty of smoke. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a nice smokey finish. Excellent smoked!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
medium amber pour, thin light toffee head. Nose is smoked meat. Bittersweet, leaning more sweet. Slightly oily. Middle is deep sweet malt with a hint of smoke. Finish is long on the sweet and long on the smoke. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (275) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Kupferrot wie 4-Minuten-Darjeelingtee, klar, kaum Schaum. - In der Nase Geräuchertes (Selchfleisch), Rosinen und milder Rauch. - Im Antrunk schwere, konzentrierte Karamelsüße, Wiener Malz, Bayrisch Blockmalz; dazu Noten von dunkler Frucht (Waldhonig, Rumtopf). Eine kräftiges aber nicht penetrantes Raucharoma durchzieht das Bier. Lt. Etikett verleiht Eichenrauchmalz diesem Bier ein „weicheres und vielschichtigeres Raucharoma“ als das bei den anderen Schlenkerla-Rauchbieren verwendete Buchenrauchmalz. Mild rezent, weich. Fruchtig-herber, leicht holziger aromatischer Hopfen (Hallertauer) tritt harmonisch dazu. Mäßig bitterer Nachtrunk. Die 8 Prozent sind gut kaschiert. - Perfekte Harmonie von kräftiger Süße, Rauch und aromatischer Bittere, wo viele Bockbiere es nicht einmal schaffen, nur zwei davon harmonisch zu integrieren. Ähnelt von Farbe wie Hopfeneinsatz her Einbecker Urbock dunkel, ist aber weitaus komplexer und harmonischer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mejs (81) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Clear amber with medium white head. Aroma of ham, sausages, sweetness. Small carbonation, taste is smoky and sweet, with medium bitterness. It is quite full bodied. Nice beer, must-try for smoked beer fans, but i enjoyed the Urbock better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared by my brother. Clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of firewood smoke, ham and caramel. Malty flavor with smoke and ham before an oaky finish.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
My first smoke beer, bottle from Liquor Barn, not my thing. Chose to rate it against the universe, hence the low rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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