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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
Vom holz at the ausschank. Served in a goblet. Dark golden brown colour with a thick head. The aroma has smoke, caramel....different smoke than the normales, lighter and drier, but just as strong. Starts strong on the palate - muscular pale malts, caramelized notes and alcohol all to the fore, signifying a well-made and assertive doppelbock. Then, it all gives way to an elegant, refined oak smoke finish, almost with white pepper notes from the alcohol, something I’m more accustomed to finding in a tripel. The full package is appealing - it’s a definitive statement not only of Schlenkerla’s awesomeness but also of the beauty of doppelbock for the Frankisches weinachtsaison, fitting as naturally as gluhwein and lebkuchen. A real treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed from a 16.9oz bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a deep brown color, with a moderate light brown head. Wondrous notes of smoked meats and German character malt come through in the nose; an intoxicated array of bacon, raisons, caramelized brown sugar, and just a touch of wood. The palate replicates many of the aromas, showing a deep and rich smoke note, followed by a nice but not over-the-top amount of malt depth and complexity. Again, oak shows through, but only slightly, adding to the painting, rather than completely covering the canvas. The finish leaves a lingering note of smoke. Overall, an outstanding beer, by any measurement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Bottle at Wine and Beer Westpark on 01/08/2011. Clear golden amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet smoke, caramel and light bread aroma. Sweet smoke, caramel and toasty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9 Bottle at the 5th Annual Richmond Industry Gathering on 11/28/2010. Clear copper body with a small brown head. Big smoke and salt aroma with a bready background. Big salt and smoke flavor with light bready notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 8/4/8/4/16

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy of yngwie.Pours deep amber with an off-white head.Aroma is smoked ham, malt, alcohol an burnt wood.FLavor is sweet and smoked with some oak and ham.Medium body, average carbonation.Very nice smoked beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Very distinct smoky flavor, the doppelbock amlts really stand up to the strong smoke flavors

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
bacon, smoke, salt, pig sex, bbq’d meat, and light burnt wood aromas.. . smell is not a 10, more like a 110 .. . A-Maze-Zing! artistic and delicious! .. one of the finest rauchbiers i’ve ever had... Well, I couldn’t see his face, could I? I’m not made of eyes!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
medium brown with large tan head. monstrous smoked nose with touches of malt present. little bitterness before a lot of munich malt that provides a nice balance to the overwhelming smoke from the rauch malt. little residual sweetness and well fermented resulting in a very drinkable brew and the most balanced of all the aecht brews i’ve had

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber. Big fishy smoke scent. Sweet smoke flavour. Some fishiness. Hard to pick out a style underneath the smoke. There is some caramel malt and malt sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy orange amber with a little whiteish head. Aroma is rough/harsh smoke. Med body. Flavor of smokey malt. Tobacco hints. Oak? Apparently lost in the smoke. A flavorful beer that went really well with the homemade chili.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2011
500ml from Sam’s, Durham. What a bad-ass beer. Clean, clear amber pour with a firm but fairly slim head. Lovely nose, filled with sweet malts, dry hops, and tons of smoke. Mouthfeel is creamy and substantial, and the flavors are really intensely good. A bit of salt and woodiness in there, with a fine and well balanced doppel base that gives heft to things. Clean and dry nonetheless, and anything but too sweet and heavy. Terrifice beer.


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