Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 799   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Tap. Sheffield Tap. Copper colour. Bit of haze. Thin, off white, sticky head. Savoury smokiness, like Kempke bacon, or smoked sausage. Some woodiness in there. Some ripe orange fruitiness, too. Taste is fairly sweet. Savoury dry. Hint of bitterness at the end levels things up. Smooth palate, but prickly carbonation helps in this not being too chewy. Finishes smoky sweet, with a dry, gentle bitter close. Super drinkable. Feels nothing like 8%. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (887) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy orange-brown hue w/ a one finger fizzy beige head fully diminishing. Moderate sweet smokey aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, smoke, and light toast. Full bodied and balanced mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours light muddy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of smoke and sweet malts. Taste is smoke, nuts, sweet fruits. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
500ml bottle - I enjoyed this one from the "rauchbier" perspective and not the "dopplebock" because there were little to no dopplebock characteristics that I could detect under the onslaught of wonderful smoke. Liquid smoke/campfire aroma, thin scant white head on the pour with a dominant smokey flavor of smoked meat with an odd green peppery hint. Finish has a medium-sweetness to it which helps. Not nearly has flavorful as the Urbock. Still, quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (39) - - OCT 29, 2014
Vörösesbarna szín. Illata: Mint a kamra, amiben füstölt árukat tartanak disznóvágás után. Habja egyáltalán nincs. Izében is jelen van a füstösség a maláta édessége mellett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (807) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Deep amber pour. Aromas of maple smoked bacon, light roast. Flavour is nicely smokey with toffee and caramel malts. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (568) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2014
Robe orangée, limpide, carbo moyenne, petit collet. Aromes fumé, bois, caramel. Saveurs douce, le fumé est relativement discret bien contrebalancé par le sucre caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (788) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma is deep smoke, highly roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is rich sweet malts with a oak sweetness and light well balanced hoppiness that finishes pretty smoothly. Appearance is a clear gold /amber with a pearl white head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1327) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Dark pumpkin orange, with hints of brown at the thick parts. Not much head, but a lovely foamy film that sits on top of the beer. The body doesn’t look amazing, but the color is great. The aroma is an amazing -- AMAZING -- peat smoke. Brings me flashbacks to childhood campfires. Smoked bacon and grilled meats. If you didn’t know this was a beer, you might think your nose was over a grill. I can’t say enough about the aroma: it taps directly into a sense of childhood simplicity, like a carnival or a backyard picnic. The flavor, again, is smoked meat: bacon and smoky, blackened brisket. Not like a barbecue, but like meat slowly smoked over coals and blackened wood. It’s not a spiciness, a la a chipotle ale, but rather like a dry, smoky Rauchbier or a Russian peat-smoked tea. The feel of the beer is slick and oily. It has a thickness on the back end. I do have to say that this is best consumed in small doses. And while it might pair well with a smoked BBQ, it might also be overkill. It might pair even better with a sweeter sauce.

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