Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1079) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
Clear, deep amber-ruby colored, medium- off white head. Aroma is some malt and caramel but mostly strong smoked ham and some toast. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, moderate to strong smoked ham, some toasted malt, campfire, medium herbal bitterness, semidry finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Definitely my favorite Rauchbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eljebi (52) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2016
De notas más dulces y delicadas que la mítica rauchbier märzen de la casa. El ahumado de roble es más fino, se va desarrollando según avanzas cada trago. Un final levemente seco. Alcohol muy bien integrado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - FEB 26, 2016
Draught at Pigalle. Damn these guys are Rauchbier wizards, this brew has a massive BBQ character, almost feels like a liquid pulled pork sandwich, also reminiscent of wooden-oven pizza. A great smokey brew to be enjoyed slowly as it hides the abv pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Draft. Nose is super smokey and earthy. Modest green wood character. Deep reed with off white head. Taste follows with a green wood presence and a huge malt backbone. Not overly smokey but a great woody presence throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11367) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Could have sworn I had already rated this.... Bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. It pours rich deep red - brown with a thick, foamy white head. The nose is rich, oily, big smoked character, smoked meats, honey glazed ham and smoked bacon fries. The taste is crisp, big, rich smoked action, bitter - sweet, earthy, charred wood, toffee, smoked meats, touch of spice, smoked oily essence and fruit cake with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Quite intense, but a truly great smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear copper pour with a frothy off white head. Notes of camp fire, sweet malts, some herbal notes, smoke, ash and light bacon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (1928) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
0,5l fles bij bierkoning vandaan gedeeld met niko. Mahonie klei met een crème kraag aroma en smaak worden gedomineerd die de rook maar op een prettige manier daarnaast ook nog de smaak van gedroogd fruit en caramel. Erg lekker met een mooie volle Body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edrja (2) - - FEB 21, 2016 does not count
Nose is of dog food and bacon bits. Taste is oaky, smoky, and meaty. Don't let this review think this beer is bad. Definitely a good beer overall and absolutely worth trying, but difficult to drink more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (451) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2016
Color rubino con riflessi dorati, limpida, schiuma bianca poco persistente. Forte aroma affumicato che ricorda lo speck, legno e amaro affumicato, maltata ed erbacea. Al palato l'affumicato sovrasta tutto il resto, coda amara "di bruciato", crosta di pane ed erbaceo finale misto a tostato. Corpo medio-pieno, poco carbonata.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (973) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a vibrant ruby color with a small off-white head. Big nose of smoked meat, wood and caramelized fruit. Flavors are not as pronounced as the nose but good nonetheless. It was sweeter than I was expecting as the malt really makes its presence known. Slight hop bitterness. Medium-bodied. Another masterful beer from this brewery.

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