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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 788   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5105) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2011
Slightly hazy deep bronze colored body with a bright white head. The nose has lots of smoked meat and some caramel. There is also some hazelnut. Smoky wood and a little bit of hay. Notes of caramel. A highly carbonated body that is a little sharp on the tongue. This is a tasty one with plenty of residual sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, sausage, raisins, sulfur, baked beans, and brown sugar. Flavor of smoke, roasted grain, caramel, and oak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2011
Medium beige head. Beautiful deep red body. Deep salty charcoal smoke aroma with grainy, resiny notes. Dry roasty smoky resiny taste with salty charcoal and freshly sawn wood notes. Fullish body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty charcoal smoke and licorice aftertaste with salty wooden notes. Very harmonic and balanced, with a beautifully pronounced and rounded smoke character. Excellent! Really love the smoke character and drinkability. (0.5l bottle, Amundsen Bryggeri, Oslo.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a brilliant clear medium amber, thin white head. Big smoky nose, but not as complex as expected, lots of malt, spices and smoked sausages going on. Almost dry, medium bodied, fairly low bitterness, a bit low on CO2. Very smoky, malty taste, the slightly buttery Doppelbock notes come through quite nicely, and it finishes rather dry, with the smoke lingering on. Not bad, although I expected a bit more complexity. (2010-12-08)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Aroma smoke, camp fire, bacon, salt, blt. Pour deep golden orange white head good lace. Taste malty balanced by big smokey salty hit of farmers thick cut bacon, touch of earthiness and taste of dobblebock sweetness. MF medium body fine fizzy carb. Overall good balanced beer that tastes like bacon a lot which I enjoy however not something I could drink everyday.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5850) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottled500ml. -Trade with shrubber85 (thanks Roger!)
Beautiful red amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, mild and pleasant smoked panceta nose. Sweet malty, smoked panceta and light hoppy with no trace of alcohol. Sweet and woody smokey finish. Of course, Schlenkerla didn’t disappoint me this time either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Smoke and bacon aroma with light malt. Smoke and malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Light caramel and smoke lingers with malt and light mineral notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3061) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours clear amber color with small white head. Aroma is more campfire than smoked meat, but it still has that meaty smell. Smokey flavor with some sweet caramel. Alot different than their other beers. Medium body with minimal carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 Bottle @ Hessen Haus (and now multiple bottles at home including a bottle courtesy of doodler for my 28th birthday, grazie Scott!). Dark orangish brown appearance. Smoky, fatty fucking meaty aroma with tons of smoked ham. Rich, dark caramel malty, big smoked, glazed ham/meaty flavor that’s somewhat spiced but super smooth. Some toffee, light maple syrup, a bit of chocolate, and lots of caramel. Meaty aftertaste. Super easy to drink and really no noticeable sign of the 8% abv. Pure goodness. I love you, sexy.

Previous scores: 3/26/11: 4.3, 3/28/12: 4.5, 5/23/12: 4.6

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer is a pretty clear gold with a white head, decent head and retention. The aroma is awesome, just what you’d expect. Tons of smoke and pork, just like it should be. The taste is like the aroma, tons of smoke and pork, mixed with some light grass. It is wonderful and way to easy to drink.


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