BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit think for eight percent but has the awesome smoke that weíre all after big oomphs of smokey goodness
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illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle poured into a dimpled Eichhof mug. Tips the scales at no darker than bronze, with a solid khaki head. Luscious smokey aroma, recalling smoldering bonfires and smoked cheese especially. Not quite as meaty as the other Schlenkerla offerings. Flavor is smooth and salty, plenty of ham/bacon notes, wood, black coffee, fire. An excellent smoked beer, full and nourishing on the palate.
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with an off-white head, slowly diminishing. Smoky aroma with notes of bread, oak wood, caramel and herbs. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture and lively carbonation. The smoke taste in this beer is not as meaty, bacon-like as their marzen nor was the beer as complex. Too, the smoke and oak taste clashed a little with the doppelbock sweet caramel characteristics, perhaps because thereís a little too much sweetness. Still, an interesting smoke beer with lots of flavor.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark off-amber color. Thin light tan head. Aroma is mild and smoky. Flavor is malty, some vanilla, oak and smokiness with some hints of fruit. Overall very good and worth a try. I personally prefer the Urbock.
bluejacket74 (1551) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 ounce (500 ml) bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a somewhat hazy dark golden/amber color with about a half inch off-white head. The head sticks around for a little while, but there isnít much lacing at all. Aroma is very smoky, the brew smells mostly like smoked meat, along with a bit of bready malt. I just love the smoky, meaty aroma of this brew! The beer tastes like smoked meat, bready malt and a little bit of caramel. Thereís also a nice lingering smoky finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I think itís a pretty good overall brew. For just $4.99 a bottle, Iíd definitely buy this again. Itís certainly one of the better (if not the best) smoked beers Iíve had.
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Per - hazy red-amber beer with a poor head retention; solid aroma of smoked bacon; some light woody tones in the background; full-bodied and pretty heavy; a late tart bitter smokiness; the finish is slightly soapy with long smoky malty and late woody notes
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to a bubbly collar.
As a smoked beer fan, the aroma is heavenly. Just a big smoky campfire in a glass. Summer sausage, sweet caramel malts and a hint of earthy herbal malts.
The taste is more of the same with some bitter hops up front and a smoky presence thatís a little spicier than the aroma. The finish comes back to where the aroma started with a mixture of sweet caramel malts and heavily smoked oak and smoked meats.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation and a bit beefier than some of the other beers Iíve had from Schlenkerla.
I love smoked beers and Schlenkerla does them better than anyone on the planet. This particular beer is one of the top smoked beers Iíve ever had. Itís bigger and more complex than most and has the absolutely unmistakable Schlenkerla character. Everyone should try this beer, but smoked beer lovers HAVE to get their hands on this one.
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Woodsy smoky aroma with a hint of sweetness and malt. Amber with a small tan head. Wood smoke, bacon, earth, slight dark fruit flavor. Very light, pleasant bitter finish. Wow, Baby!
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - SEP 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a red copper color with a white medium sized head. Aroma of smoke (not as much smoked sausage as in the normal Schlenkerla, but more wood and tar) and malty toffee/caramel notes. Flavour is smoky with notes of caramel and dried fruits. Light bitter finish. Mediumbodied with average carbonation. Great.
jolo (957) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l. A clear red amber colour with an average high, good lacing, off-white head. An aroma of malt, caramel, wood smoke and alcohol. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish. A really nice rauchbier.