Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2736) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 2, 2012
10/12 0.5 l bottle on Pivkan fest, Zagreb. It poured copper body with smaller head. Nice smoked ham aroma with weaker hop spices. Flavor was dominated by the same smoked ham character, however, as usual, there was much more other things happening. Cheese, butter, some yeast, herbal hops to balance it and I guess I forgot something. Herbs make it feel a bit more watery though. Medium in body with pleasant, long finish that was only reflecting the flavor, ending as sweetish malt and delicate ham. I liked this one for sure, although admittedly not as much as other exquisite beers from this brewery. I did set my expectations too high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pretty much a random pick up. This should say "campfire" on it because it reminded of all the good aspects of one. Beautifully smokey, with plenty of hops and malts to make it interesting and balanced. Bacon. some dairy. smooth. good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dougefreezy (45) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Big smokey, woody aromas. Pours a deep amber with no head. Taste is both sweet and mildly bitter, smokey. A nice earthy, smokey beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tony559 (3) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
I thoroughly enjoyed this Doppelbock chose it on a wim. Pours reddish amber color yet clear, minimal head, has a nice smokey taste a bit like bacon,mouth feel is a little dry and lightly bitter, lightly sour with medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish. A bit woodsy and very smokey. I would definitely revisit this Dopplebock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours a lot lighter than I expect in a doppelbock. Heavy smoke in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with some caramel, vanilla, and toffee. Smoke and a little bitter hops in the aroma. I’m not a huge fan of smoked beer, but this is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Smoky woodsy aroma. Nice sweet malty taste, even some hoppy bitterness and smoke. Reddish colour with not much head. Good rauchbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle to stange glass. Smoke aroma is brilliant with a pear, caramel and bacon. Pours a clear deep amber with no head. Taste is of roasted malt and ham.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle - Smells like a campfire and some sweetness. Islay scotch drinkers dream. Clear amber with little to no head. Smoke and peat doesn’t translate into taste, but a nice sweet roasted malt flavor. Banana notes and very smooth. Grate beer to finish the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased almost 1.5 years ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($5.99). Pours an orange-amber hue with a finger and a half of white foam. Aroma of wet leather, oak campfire, and smoked meats (beef jerky and burnt bacon). Flavor of smoky caramel, old leather, smokehouse meats, and soy sauce with some good honey and fruity notes. Finishes very dry with some lingering mellow sweetness. ABV is well concealed. Not quite as good as Schlenkerla’s Urbock, but I still enjoyed this one. (461, 704)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head that disappears almost immediately with little lacing. Aroma is heavily smoky, almost meaty, like a BBQ oak smoker in operation. Smokiness gradually fades after pour, revealing roasted malts and a bit of alcohol. Taste is a bit less smoky than the nose, but still dominated by roasted malts and smoke, with a warming, mildly bitter finish. Nice beer, if a bit watery.

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