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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber7brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, smoke, meat and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, smoke, oak, medium sweet, meat, little caramel, little toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (16085) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and rather smoky - bacon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 130312

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle: Another gem from oakbluff’s cellar during my latest Winnipeg tasting. Pours hazy orange, with a tawny hue. Thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is bacon, campfire, cedar smoke, and prunes. Great nose, really jumps out of the glass at you. Flavours of tar, creosote, bacon, sweet fig, so much smoke, and so very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2012
.5l bottle from ’Kuca Piva’ in Zagreb. Pretty, golden deep orange, clear, with light soapy bright white head. Low carbonation, and loses it quickly. Aroma of champagne yeast, oak, light smoked ham. Great body, alc weight and the smoke go so well together, finishes crisp and relatively dry. Slightly oily and smooth. light wood smoke, ham/pork. A bit tame in the end for the brewery, but very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
This needs a bit of concentration. The initial aroma is over powering smoke. However, the smoke seems a little basic, without any great complexity of aroma. The sweetness of the aroma reminds one of smoked salmon or pancetta initially. Eventually, after a few mouthfuls this character dulls allowing the bitterness of the hops comes through, but not to any great extent. Ultimately you are left with a stodgy mouth feel of smoke that screams sausage! Normally I’m a fan of smoke, but in this context, it seems not to evolve in the way that an Islay malt does or a whisky matured beer might - try peat next time! :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5233) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2012
16.9 oz bottle from Spirits Red Bank. Poured a clear super deep amber brown body with a tiny tight foamy light beige head. The aroma is really excepttional for a smoked, somewere between a campfire and smoked meats and fish along with a slight hint of and aid. Palate is a bit fuller and the carbonation is a little bit foamy than I was expecting. Flavor is very similar to the aroma but the complexity comes through a bit more and the flavor transitions easily between smoked meat, fish, and pure campfire smoke along with some smoked breads. Good stuff and if you can handle smoke this is a top beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
Clear deep amber pour smallish head but solid mild if any carbonation the aromas smokey cooked bacon caramel woodyness dark fruit that is smoked sharp notes flavours wow the tastes have come together so well the smoothest tasting smokey beer you could want the fruit comes up superbly lovely hop taste oak inflence like a tonic to better the already wonderful tastes sweet caramel malts light earthyness medium bitter the bacon smokeyness so good on the palate lucky kermit the finish a masterpiece by heller frun aftertastes of pure delight in smoked tastes the fruit hops maltiness superb oak influence it mixes so well with the smokeyness a sweetness and bitter of good balance a dopplebock to remember

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (1030) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
The bronze colored body was clear, and the head that formed was a very small ring of bubbles. While the looks were quite timid for a Doppelbock, the smell was anything but. The smoked Bamberg malts were prominent, and gave this beer a smoky, sweet aroma evocative of pork ribs. The taste continue the theme of the smell, with a real smoke laden flavor backed by good deal of sweetness. The hops were there in the finish, but only provided a restrained drying note, instead of an overt bitterness. The sticky and smooth feel on the palette and a drawn out smoky finish that ended each sip were both very classy. The smoked malts seem to do very well in a Dopplebock style. Now please brew a Trippelbock like Samichlaus with these.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
bottle. big potent meaty smoked salmon. toasty, carmalized brown sugar. sweet doughy malts. nice clean meaty smoke focused beer. nice. alcohol well hidden. pretty good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy dark brown with a big off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and full-bodied with smoke, sweet fried fruits like dates, prunes and raisins, dark bread, bread spices, wood and resin. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and tiny sour with wood, smoke, resin, plums, raisins, dates, figs, dark bread and spices. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly tart with sweet fruits and smoke. Amazing tasting beer!


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