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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Surprisingly light brown for Doppelbock. Smoky with a bit of bacon. Much more powerful mouth than nose, and very balanced, but not quite as heavy as the Rauchbier Urbock. I like it better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1605) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2015
Brown-amber color with tan head. Aroma is a nice ham smoke, classic Schlenkerla. Taste is stingy, like medicine balls, dry bitter finish. Low and fine-bubbled carbonation. Nice, but not as stellar as the Urbock.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3172) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2015
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy to semi-burnt dark amber to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. The smell had some rich sweet smoked malts roaming over some light nutty character. Light caramel and toasty notes balance in nicely. The taste was mainly sweet with the smoke coming in for the balance. There’s a slight smoky sweet aftertaste clinging on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionability about it. It gets creamy sweet yet shows a nice sticky clingy but not cloying feel on my tongue. Overall, what a wonderful "smoked" beer close to a doppelbock. I’d have again and wouldn’t mind with its respected food.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (208) - FRANCE - DEC 21, 2015
Bière d’exception, Robe limpide, ambrée aux reflets bruns et rouges.Mousse fine et beige. Arômes boisés, de fumée, de viande et de tourbe. Corps et présence sublimes, profonds arômes fumés, de charcuterie et de bois fumés. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2773) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Yum, nice beer. Poured with a nice thick head and lots of lace. Aroma is mainly smoke with just a hint of malt. Flavor’s like nose, plus has some bitter/sweet/tang to balance the smoke and add interest. Good body. Fairly easy drinking for as full flavored as it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (195) - - DEC 8, 2015
Average, fizzy, off white, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, medium amber body. Heavy malty aroma, with notes of hay, roasted and nutty. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of grass. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of dough and leather. Notes of smoke, tar, brown sugar and clove. Heavy sweet, light bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Moderate alcoholic, light astringent finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (2848) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2015

Lukt: Røykt sild.
Utseende: Kastanje brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Røykt sild.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Restaurace Kulový Blesk, Praha sammen med Bryne.
Medium: Tapp@400ml, ABV@8%, Når@05.10.2015

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle at la cervesera artesana. Copper colour with whitehead. Smoked, bacon aroma. Smoked, sweet, malt taste, some caramel. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (2079) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright amber colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of smoke, smoked fruit, stewed fruit; tart, refreshing flavour with a long, light sour and bitter finish; excellent

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tons of campfire smoke on the nose. Sweet caramel malts are somewhat dominated by liquid smoke. Finishes astringently and lingers on an off dry note.


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