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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 756   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 500ml bottle. It pours a different color than most doppelbocks, it is a heller doppelbock It it a beaut though. t is a clear reddish orange with a foamy, but creamy white head that sticks for a nice while and recedes to some nice lacing. It smells very smokey with campfire, smoked bacon, and smoked oak. There is a subtle kiss of noble hops hiding in the background. The taste isn’t as smoky as the smell but it is loaded with smoke overtones. This one legitimately has a slight taste of bacon with some syrup. The smokiness is in check, although it lingers with a bit of campfire in the finish. The malts are big and sweet, more so then some of the other Shlenkerla beers and it provides a nice balance to the smokiness. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, it makes this one a mouthful, but a pleasant one. The helles is the only thing better from this great brewery. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-27-2010 04:58:41

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
500 ml bottle. Amber body with a fine, dense medium sized off-white head. Aroma is smoke, malt, ham, grilled mackerel and bonefire. Flavor has smooth and mild malt with much smoke, well integreted bitterness, some caramel and just a hint of alcohol. Very balanced. This is the best I have tasted from Schelenkerla so far.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Smoky as expected. Truly a classic brewery. As per the intended style of a doppelbock, this was a touch light. Smoke did dominate overall, which was not a surprise, but it didn’t leave room for much else. There was the thick slippery mouthfeel of a DB and a nice sweet finsh blended amidst the smokiness. Other than that, it was a smoked beer. Period. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it. Truly a one-of-a-kind brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7254) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle from Birroteca La Tana del Luppolo, Bologna, Feb 2011 consumed March 8th 2011 There was a very impressive German section of beers within this great little shop. Pours a wonderful reddy brown colour, in fact more red than brown in a certain light. Quite lovely smokiness, not sure that I can get any hoppiness, I think the smoked bratwurst and oakiness are more noted. Soft in the mouth, sweetness, and lovely smoked sausage in mouth, wonderful smokiness, woody flavours, this is quite, quite marvelous. A9 A5 T8 P4 Ov17 4.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5105) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2011
On tap at Svet Piva, Prague. Pours cloudy copper with a 2 " creamy tanned head.Aroma of heavy smoked bacon, summer barbeque gone wrong. Taste is smooth and smokey, well balanced and full bodied. A treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
bottle, clear amber orange with strong smoke and orange peel aroma, flavor is great smokey fruit cocktail, bready malts, caramel, lasting finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. The other Aecht rauschbiers hit you like a punch in the face (that you didn’t ask for, but you know you deserved), so it’s a nice surprise that this one is more of tasteful interaction where you have a safe word and have asked to be slapped a bit. Pours bright amber, maybe with just a slight hint of haziness, or is that my imagination? Smallish head. Nose presents smoke, sweet malts (dark and sweeter caramels, bread, wood, slight hint of bacon covered in maple syrup). Great balance of sweet and smoky that is also found in the taste. A hint of hops coming through the malt and smoke as well as a salty note. Dry finish. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
500ml bottle from Winooski.
Appearance : Clear shiny copper colored with a small white creamy head.
Aroma : Nice meaty smoke with notes of white sugar and caramel. Woody notes.
Taste : Woody and meaty smoke. Some white sugars. Some hops and sugars on the finish with lots of smoke. Smoke less present on taste than aroma. Finish is a little bit bitter and quite dry.
Overall : Very nice beer. Nice nose and taste. More sweetness than the Marzen but still well balanced. Soft carbonation but with a nice fizz. on the palate. Very clean and elegant stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 5, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 Bottle 50cl from Quack-duck many thanks. A clear amber -brown beer with medium head. Nose is on malt, toasted malt and off course smoke. A creamy like beer, sweet, with a porter like body and an amazing smoke presence pure and wood like, good bitter chocolate like notes. Long aftertaste, caramel and malty sugar notes with smoke flavor going to aches at the finish. Yeast is not fruity which leads the body from the caramel-sweet side to a spicy-smoke finish, really a great brew, vanilla, tobacco and resin notes at the finish. The beer has 8° but alcohol is well hidden, for the one who like smoked beer this is wonderful, and very drinkable, a dream, the masterpiece merge between oak aged porters and German smoked beers. So Quack-duck many thanks for this one, if you can get some more...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle, thanks Yngwie! :-) Pours a deep nougat brown body with a small white head. Aroma is a beautiful, mild smokey caramel blend; not as insistent as the other version but oh so subtle and nice. Taste is a magnificent multi-layered blend of smoke, caramel, wood and meaty undertones, the smoked meat surfacing occasionally. Full-bodied and extremely smooth. Best rauch I’ve had so far! :-)


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