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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 861   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
karpik (77) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 24, 2015
Smoked ham in aroma, caramel, some booze. Copper colour, white head, unfortunately not very stable. In the taste smokeness is very nice, but there is not too much more, alcohol is not hidden very well and starts to disturb in the middle of the bottle. The beer lacks of body and complexity. Overall solid but not my favor one from Bamberg.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle->lager. Mirky lite brown with moderate offwhite head. A: smoke, bacon, malt. T: same, but more malt with smoke subdued. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (378) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 19, 2015
500ml bottle from apivo.ru. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma is burnt wood and smoky bacon. Sweet smoky taste. Smooth and very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (9) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
50cl bottle purchased at Havnelageret pub, Norway. Pours a nice, slight brown colour. Aroma reminds a little of bacon. The taste is sweet despite the smell of bacon. Would definitely try again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (216) - Padova, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ chiaro, limpidissimo, con schiuma bianca, abbastanza abbondante, che diminuisce velocemente, ma che ne rimane sempre un millimetro sulla superficie. AROMA: soprattutto un ottimo affumicato, legno di montagna, unito a del caramello. GUSTO: soprattutto maltato, affumicato e anche caramello. Luppolo quasi assente. Corpo e carbonizzazione medi. CONCLUSIONE: birra molto gradevole e beverina (nonostante i suoi 8 gradi). Batte sempre sull’affumicato e maltato, e questo fa si che alla lunga rilasci un retrogusto un po’ stucchevole. Ma ciò non toglie che stiamo davanti ad una grande birra.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (220) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Bierzwerg, best before 31/5/2015. Slightly hazy, luscious, orangeish amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Lovely aroma of raisins, molasses and cane sugar, covered by a heavy, smoky layer of coal and burnt wood. Superb sweetish taste of raisins, molasses and cane sugar, accompanied with a lovely, not overshadowing, smoky flavour of coal and burnt wood. Relatively short, slightly bitter finish with a lasting smokiness. Medium to full body, smooth and oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Again a wonderful Schlenkerla brew, so well balanced and intense. Absolutely no recognition of the 8% abv, just damn quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1313) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with almost no head at all. Aroma is heavy on the bacon and smokiness. Taste is more subtle of the aroma with a smoked meat flavor that lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikaLukanainen (113) - POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Pours deep clear brown colour with a small and quickly fading head.Moderately strong aroma of smoke, some caramel and dried plum. Some alcohol note is present too. The taste is much better with a very distinct bonfire smoke note, a hint of caramel and dried fruits and a pleasant slighty bitter finish. I found it unexpectedly dry, lacking the body that doppelbocks are famous for but enjoyed it enough to be satisfied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (166) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Kolor: bursztynowy, klarowny.
Piana: dość obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, zwarta i trwała, zostawia ślady na szkle.
Zapach: wędzone śliwki, lekkie melanoidyny, aromaty opiekane, karmel.
Smak: solidna baza słodowa, duża pełnia, wyraźna słodycz, wędzonka również konkretna jak w aromacie, wyczuwalne również nuty opiekane, goryczka, niska może w kierunku średniej o lekko przypieczonym charakterze.
Wysycenie: średnie, bardzo dobre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours orange. Nose is smoke, smoked ham. Taste is sweetish malty with smoky notes, caramel, tar.


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