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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 843   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


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5257) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a beautiful crystal clear reddish amber body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin covering. The nose is as beautiful as ever for a Schlenkerla beer. Sweet and smoky with a very clean aroma. It smells pretty similar as far as the intensity of the smoke goes, but the quality is a bit more delicate. The flavor is sweet up front, fading to a delicate yet intense smokiness. I think I actually prefer the regular version, this one is a little softer and less in your face and not quite as bacon-y. Medium to full bodied with a little bit of clingy sweetness on the finish. Nice soft fizzy carbonation. Still a pretty great Smoked, but Iíll take the regular Marzen.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear, golden amber with light off white head. Aromas of smoked ham, caramel, honey, roast and wood. Grainy, smoky malts, touch of hop flavour. Finish is semi sweet, lingering maltyness and smoked wood. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours clear, ruby-amber coloured, small to mid-sized lacy off-white head; sweet smoky ashy nose, mingled with aromas of caramel, grilled salmon and burnt furniture; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied, soft; aromatic hops show up in the caramelly-smoky and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
On tap at the Rake, 7th Feb 2011. Rich amber appearance. Extremely strong smoked meat flavour and nose. Similar to their Urbock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (7057) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at the Rake, RBESG 2011. Deep, dark, brown-orange color. Aroma of fruity caramel, bock-like rich malts, smoke. Sweet caramel flavor, oak, smoke. Mild, sweet, and rich. Very smooth, full mouth. Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a goldish color with a white head. aroma was lots of smoke and peat. flavor was smoke, peat, caramel, slight spice, and some slight orange. body was medium with nearly 0 carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pint bottle. Itís hard to not rate a beer highly when it lives up to what it says it is. As stated, deep amber color with a thin white head, but the smokiness is there from the first sniff, and the taste does not disappoint. This was my first "smoke beer" and Iím glad to say the smokiness is not overpowering yet very much evident, or I might have been put off by the style. Very, very nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4735) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2011
This was easily my favorite of any aecht beer Iíve had. A nice not-too heavy smoke aroma, great red color. This was really quite smooth with a great smoke flavor. The only downside at all to this beer is that at 7 a bottle, itís a bit pricy. but itís really really good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blomster (263) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle, labelled best before June 2011, sent my way from Nightfall to celebrate my son Charlieīs first birthday. Thanks Alex! Pours dark amber, clear, with a dense thumb-high, light brown head. Aroma of smoke, burnt wood, light tar, with creamy caramel in the background. Really great aroma, much more balanced than in the Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Taste is a bit of a letdown after smelling the beer. Still, it tastes good, burnt wood, sweet caramel, but with a light disturbing buttery note. Low to medium carbonation that works well with this beer, medium body. Definitely one of the better smoke beers Iīve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Hazy gold color with a large head (odd color for a doppelbock). Smokey nose, full of resin. A bit piney. Rich smoke flavor. Can definitely taste the difference between their Bamburg smoked and this oak smoked. Like sticking your head inside a newly crafted oak end table. Dry malt, light hoppiness.


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