Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours chestnut brown with little or no head. Smoked ham, oak, dark fruit, some light tobacco. Lots of caramel sweet below the smoky ham, oak. Gentle carbonation. Nice with cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (685) - ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2015
Hazy copper with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma rich and smoky with some sweet malt undertones. Taste smoky as well, but not overly intrusive, quite easy drinking for the ABV, with some sweet malty notes. Prefect accompaniment to some smoked meat and cheese :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wozap (360) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Miedziane, klarowne, piana drobna. Aromat do drewno i dużo dymu. Smak czysty, słodowy, nutu opiekane, skórka chleba. Goryczna na finisz zaznaczona (trawiasta i spalony sód ciasta). Nasycenie wysokie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1274) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at home from Berlin, 3rd July 15. Pours clear and copper coloured. Aroma is meaty, smoke, malts and caramel. Taste is delicious, smoke, slight smoked meat, good sweetness, but not too much. Palate is rich, slightly oily. Lovely smoked affair

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
X (122) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Magnificent smoke aroma and flavor, moderate bitterness. The only flaw I could find was a bit of astringency on the finish. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14404) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared during Paul’s 30th - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear honey-gold with a foamy white head. Lovely nose with jars of smoked ham, some bread, faint caramel. Medium sweet flavorbwith slight cereal, some booze, toasted caramel, honey, smoked ham, slight leafy hops. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, a little oily, with more ham, moderate smoke, crunchy caramel, bread. Classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1360) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle shared with dad at hos house. Pours a deep amber with a moderate white head that lasted about 60 seconds. Not overpowering smoke aroma with wet leaves, oak branches, caramel malts, and rawhide. The taste was mellow compared to the aroma with smoked wood, campfire, chewy caramel, brown sugar, and butter. The mouth was almost creamy and slick. Nice rauchbier without too much powerful smoke flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1502) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear amber brown color with large soapy off-white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of smoke, wood, roasted malt and leather. Taste starts with sweet caramel, follows by earthy, roasted and mild smokey, mouthfeel is warming and mild spicy, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Sweet and strong caramel bomb, interesting that smoke is not much present in the taste...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMJL (270) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Zapach z butelki drzewny, ogniskowy, do tego las, ściółka leśna – intensywny i przyjemny. Piana kremowa, wysoka ale opada dosyć szybko, koronkująca. W barwie piwo jasno-miedziane, klarowne. Aromat ze szkła oprócz silnego dymu i starego drewna to ciemne pieczywo, słód i nuty kojarzące się z wilgotną glebą. W smaku wyraźnie słodowe, karmelowe, chlebowe, drzewne, wędzone, ale w ogóle nie kojarzące się z szynką czy oscypkiem – jest wyraźnie inne. Lekko słodkie, nieco żywiczne. Goryczka jest miła, chmielowa, ziołowa, dopełniona lekkim przyjemnym alkoholem. Wysycenie dosyć wysokie. Piwo jak na ekstrakt zaskakująco pijalne i lekkie w odczuciu. Pełne, delikatnie alkoholowe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (337) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Poured copper color with a off-white head. The aroma is smoky wood and light caramel. The flavor is malty, caramel and burnt toast. Medium bodied with a lingering burnt woodiness. The smokiness dominates too much to drink more than one.

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