Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 834   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
[3807-20110708] 1pt0.9floz bottle. Smoky fresh sneaker leather aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. More smoky band-aid and slightly bitter flavour has something like a vanilla finish. Medium body. Not a fan. (6/3/4/2/11) 2.5
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, JoeMcPhee)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, jerc & mabel -- c/o JoeMcPhee. Pours a very bubbly golden-orange with a spare diminishing fizzy off-white head. Aroma: Whoa, that’s a lot of smoke, along with some malt in the background, dark fruit and wood. Flavour’s nice and smoky along with toasted caramel malt, wood and dark fruit. Average to medium bodied. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
2011-07-08. Golden body with a modest beige head. 3+ Very smokey aroma, malt is present in a secondary capacity. 7+ Flavour of malt with toasty accents, the smoke is more restrained and sophisticated than expected, building slowly as you go. Smooth average bodied palate. 3+ Light smoke lingers into the aftertaste. My favorite Schlenkerla by a large margin (Damning with faint praise?), it actually allows the underlying beer to come through a bit more than the others. Has some lovely highlights, but the smoke is still too much for me to drink this on my own. Bottle courtesy of JoeMcPhee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
4 oz sample. Clear amber, nice big beige head. Aroma of smoke, oak, iodine, smoke, reminded me of the few scotches I’ve had but without the insane alcohol and medicinal quality. Taste of burnt bacon, wood, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2227) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
dark mahogany body, white head. Aroma of tar and some liquorice. Nice aroma, but not complex in any way. Flavour has malt, sweetness, some herbal hops and liqourice. Really nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3371) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is very smoky and meaty. Flavor is the same super smoky and a total bacon bomb. KInda gets old after a few ounces. While I appreciate the time and effort to make a beer like this I can only have so much before getting a headache. Smoked and meaty out the wazoo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5532) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2011
25/06/2011 1pt 0.9 Fl. Oz. bottle (so 50cl) @ Gentse Biervereniging: Proeverij nieuwe bieren 2011(just a little extra) - (2011-273) Thanks to Klaas for the bottle!

Pretty clear amber to copper red beer, small unstable light beige head, non adhesive. Aroma: smoke upfront, no surprise. Also a bit sour, even fishy (?), bbq meat. MF: little to no carbon, medium body. Taste: sour notes, sweet malts, only then there’s some smoke arriving. Aftertaste: bitter with more sour touches.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (7642) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2011
500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Clear dark copper colour with small light tan head. Balanced aroma of heavy smoke, Bocky malt and mild sweetness. Some sweetness, smoke and strong Bocky malt in flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6258) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2011
50cl bottle, BBE 06/2011
A very pleasant aroma – smoky and fresh at the same time. Taste has some heavy smoke and strong salty liquorice. Also some hints of wood. Mouthfeel is rather dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3138) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear brown coloured brew, with an great smoked ham-like smell. The smokey taste is not so intense as the lower in alcohol beers of this legendary brewery.

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