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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 799   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours deep amber with notes of smoked wood and bacon fat. The smoked flavor and the malts give a true bacon fat style flow to the flavors. A nice lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a nice copper honey color with a full white head. Mmmmm...bacon! Really, this smells of bacon and lots of it, a strong outdoorsy smokey woodsy aroma like oak on a campfire, a bit of alcohol. The fruits really add a unique complexity to this. It tastes of bacon, smoke, oak, caramel, and again a bit of alcohol. The bacon, smoke, and fruit remind of me of green beans with bacon added. While odd, its very enjoyable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour with some tan head. Aroma is full of smoke and woody characteristics. Flavor is varied, malts toasted, smoked, and even some sweet. Nice

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews. Golden/orange, minimal head, oily coats glass. Absolutely love this. Its pretty one dimensional. But I dig it. Tons of smoke, wood. Flavor has a nice munich malt character, melanoidin sweetness. Oily mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma is meaty smoked cheese. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to film outlined by a soapy ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and a touch of fruit. The finish has light smoked cheese...nowhere near as strong as the aroma. Medium bodied with mild carbonation .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy of northernbrews. Pours hazy amber with a nice white head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is a nice bacony smoke that overpowers. Nice medium body. Flavor is pleasantly smoky bacon. Leaves a lingering smoky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
500ml botle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of smoke, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smootrh. Flavors of smoke, carmel, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering smokey carmel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle from Premier. Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Nose is restrained for the brewery - iodiney smoke, caramel, restrained berries (no, really, Im getting them). Flavor is smoke, really amazing caramel malt that totally coats the tongue, alcohol. Some iodiney smoke comes out in the finish with a bit more alcohol & wonderful sweet malt. If the alcohol wasnt there this beer would be perfect.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Lightly hazy amber with a small white head, looks lively, very doppelbockesque... Smoky aroma with notes of lightly flowery/grassy hops and abit of sweetness... Very malty flavor with not as big notes of smoke as with most of their other beers, oaky, that seems to muddle the smokiness a bit... Not as lively as expected, medium to medium full bodied with a caramel finish that is a little over the top.. Way too sweet..

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. A - Nice crisp bronze color with a medium sized, thickish, fluffy, foamy, white head. Decent retention leaving a thin foamy lace. S - Really nice aroma with the obvious smoked meat aroma. The oak provides a nice level to the aroma. There is a nice caramel/sweet malt aroma that in other beers can be overpowered by the smoked aroma. A very subtle raisin like aroma as well. T - Like the nose, there is a lot of smoked meat flavor, but not much of a bonfire smokiness. Oak flavor is definitely present, though not dominating. Caramel malt and a subtle dark fruit flavor as well as a very faint hoppy bitterness show up. Pretty complex. M - Medium body with average carbonation. Quite smooth. D - Like other smoked beers Ive had, this is a one and done for a while, but the complexity is quite nice. Notes: Interesting, complex smoked beer. Smoked meat is the strongest, but this more than other similar beers provides more balance and complexity to the flavor. Has subtle/vague doppelbock hints as well as oak.


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