Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 998   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1045) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Reminded me of my father-in-law’s smokehouse... Smokey and meaty. Pretty good, but being a dopplebock I had expected perhaps a little more going on than just the smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2012
The head is robust, the body is brown red. it smells very intensive smoky-ham. The taste is very intensive smoky, oak, a bit alcoholic and ham. In th aftertaste a bit sweet. Very intensive and very good beer! 12/12/12/13/13/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
50cl bottle pours a crystal clear amber with thin white head. The aroma offers up yummy loads of dried smoked pork and some smooth smoke wafting about a tiny ring of date meat. The taste has classic dry smoked pork goodness and then it picks up only more heading to midway. Behind the smooth smoke are modest levels of sweet dates and sweet maltiness with a dash of ripe sweet cherries. I’m not sure I notice the difference in wood type used here. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Sweet and meaty aroma. Dark amberish body; thin head. Flavor same as aroma, sweet and meaty. Can’t tell the difference between beech and oak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours a beautiful translucent mahogany with a small light colored head. Aroma of hunting lodge campfire. Tastes like it smells and no dissapointments.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Oh my this beer is awesome. Smells like ham, jerky... like an orgy of smoked meat covered in a malty sweet glaze of love. The smokiness on this beer makes it taste like bacon. I love bacon, who doesn’t, but the sweet malt taste, the bacon and the nuttiness are beautiful balanced. highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Rated on 20110627.
Pours clear dark red color with small head. Aroma of very strong smoky ham, sweetish malts and dark fruit notes. Flavor of ham, mild liquorice notes and malts. Slightly bitter palate and even some sourish notes. Nice smoky brew but doesn’t quite meet my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1185) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Rating #734, bottle from Fish N’ Beer. Lighter appearance than expected and ok head. Aroma is quite subdued, smoke, caramel and malts. Flavor is smoky at most, but also caramellish and sweet malty. Only a touch of the bitter finish, and alcohol is very subdued for the 8%. Round and thick palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
500ml bottle from knightly spirirts. FL VC #21. amber small white head. low carbonation. big smoke nose. well made bock with nice smokey accent. not my fav from this brewer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 52 53 54  55  56 57 58 » 100

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50