Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1916) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_sully (131) - - 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

   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 doesnít last very long. Een prachtig honingkleurig bier, met een iets gelige stevige kraag. In het aroma zit weer de sterke geur van gerookte ingrediŽnten. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (736) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10139) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Golden pour, a good fingerís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1648) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (515) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa. Tmava jantarova farba, kremova pena, rychlo upadla. Vona sladka, karamelova, udena. V chuti slad, jemne med, ovocne tony a hlavne udeniny. Telom je pivo velmi svieze, pitelne a najma vzhladom na udenost prekvapivo pitne. Moooozem to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
man this is phenomenal but I got to review this during te second intermission as itís pure enjoyment and 100% worth not even bothering to review in flavour of straight up endulgence. Llems: smoothest of smooth sweet smoke, fuckloads of wood, honey, borderline meat. Etsat: quick bitterness and zip, light orange note, constant mellow smoke, pepper feel near the back end. Amazing mouthfeel. Soft oh so soft. This should be a novel. Just donít have the time. Incredible brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thb (676) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Hazy copper with half inch of tight foam. Aroma is woodsmoke and bacon. Taste adds a surprising sweetness and fruitiness. Smoke is subdued compared to their other beer but it works nicely. Hangs around in the finish to balance out the sweetness. As a doppelbock itís as light and as ínon-stickyí as Iíve had. Its even refreshing in a way, at the same time as being contemplative.

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