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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 761   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a thin film for a head that leaves pretty good lacing considering how small it is. Nose is of smoke (duh) and some malty syrup. Taste is sweet and lightly fruity, offers more smoke and is almost cloying. Smoke level is dialed in just right though, it is just too sweet for my taste. Body is medium-full, carbonation critically low and mouthfeel syrupy. Nice smoked beer but I feel like it would be more enjoyable if it was just a tad lighter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Almost clear copper with a medium diminishing off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is gently smoked with wooden notes, caramel, nice fruitiness, breadied malt and noble hops. Taste is moderately smokey with a lot of oak, breadied malt, caramel and light fruitiness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth but long lasting smokey finish. Light alcohol warming. The smoke is present like in every beer from Schlenkerla, but it fits surprinsingly well with the Dopplebock style. Complex. Really good balance. Well executed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1325) - - JUN 20, 2014
Draft. Clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is bacon, smoke and light oak. Taste follows pretty closely and has plenty of umami and some gentle underlying fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel with little carb. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Coppery color with a small off white head. Malt and smoky flavors with some earthy woodiness. Long and drawn out, tapering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_sully (106) - - JUN 8, 2014
Taste is reminiscent of smoked meet and olives. Opaque orange brown colour, white head, scent of peat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
A beautiful honey-colored like beer met a somewhat yellow, firm layer of foam. It has the typical aroma of smoked ingredients. It tastes somewhat sweet and the alcohol is very present, and the smoked taste remains in the background. Perfectly balanced. The somewhat sweet aftertaste doesn’t last very long. Een prachtig honingkleurig bier, met een iets gelige stevige kraag. In het aroma zit weer de sterke geur van gerookte ingrediënten. De smaak is vrij zoet en de alcohol is hier ook volop in aanwezig. De rooksmaak blijft echter op de achtergrond, maar dit maak het geheel perfect in balans. Jammer genoeg blijft de zoete nasmaak niet echt lang hangen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (708) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 6, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL from Erzengel. BB June 2013 - sampled June 2014. Look; hazy ruby-brown with an ivory creamy head. Aroma: smoky but not bacon, some spice, olives?, some malt sweetness and breadiness in the background, Later on, you some floral hops too. Taste: smoky, green fruit acidity/funk - is it spoiled?, light bitterness <P>Look like I had a bad bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottled, 500ml at Schlenkerla in Bamberg. Dark amber with off white head. There is a deep smokiness to this, smoky bacon with a hint of smoked paprika, smooth and luscious, silky and full of flavour. The alcohol fills the palate, the apricot fruitiness adds character. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Golden pour, a good finger’s worth of clingy white head in the glass. Smoke and light meat in the aroma. In the mouth the beer opens with smoke, ash, meaty notes. Some later grain notes caramel and light alcohol come later. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1568) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma caramel, honeyish, in addition to the classic smoke. Light plum. Absolutely clear amber colour. Taste is very clean. Honeyish maltiness with some serious smoke. Strong, harmonic, showcasing all the crucial elements. Very very good.


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