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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
On tap at the Rake, 7th Feb 2011. Rich amber appearance. Extremely strong smoked meat flavour and nose. Similar to their Urbock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at the Rake, RBESG 2011. Deep, dark, brown-orange color. Aroma of fruity caramel, bock-like rich malts, smoke. Sweet caramel flavor, oak, smoke. Mild, sweet, and rich. Very smooth, full mouth. Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a goldish color with a white head. aroma was lots of smoke and peat. flavor was smoke, peat, caramel, slight spice, and some slight orange. body was medium with nearly 0 carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pint bottle. Itís hard to not rate a beer highly when it lives up to what it says it is. As stated, deep amber color with a thin white head, but the smokiness is there from the first sniff, and the taste does not disappoint. This was my first "smoke beer" and Iím glad to say the smokiness is not overpowering yet very much evident, or I might have been put off by the style. Very, very nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2011
This was easily my favorite of any aecht beer Iíve had. A nice not-too heavy smoke aroma, great red color. This was really quite smooth with a great smoke flavor. The only downside at all to this beer is that at 7 a bottle, itís a bit pricy. but itís really really good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blomster (266) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle, labelled best before June 2011, sent my way from Nightfall to celebrate my son Charlieīs first birthday. Thanks Alex! Pours dark amber, clear, with a dense thumb-high, light brown head. Aroma of smoke, burnt wood, light tar, with creamy caramel in the background. Really great aroma, much more balanced than in the Schlenkerla Rauchbier. Taste is a bit of a letdown after smelling the beer. Still, it tastes good, burnt wood, sweet caramel, but with a light disturbing buttery note. Low to medium carbonation that works well with this beer, medium body. Definitely one of the better smoke beers Iīve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4609) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Hazy gold color with a large head (odd color for a doppelbock). Smokey nose, full of resin. A bit piney. Rich smoke flavor. Can definitely taste the difference between their Bamburg smoked and this oak smoked. Like sticking your head inside a newly crafted oak end table. Dry malt, light hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2011
500 ml bottle. Dark brown and crystal clear. Rich malty nose with a distinct roasted meaty smoke aroma. Sausages! Sweet malty body with a velvety texture. Rounded malty profile. Perfectly balanced with hops. The big brother of their mšrzen. An excellent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
pours lighter than I expected, but itís a nice amber with a big head, though that may be a function of the bottle neck. The smell is smoke, and a ton of it, with some meat. The smoke is by far the dominating and overpowering flavor, but I do get some pork and there is a bit of sweet malt, too. Itís like liquid bacon. Goes down quite easily, and there is no hint of the 8% ABV. This is unlike any doppelbock Iíve had. So if you think youíll be getting something like Celebrator or Salvator, youíre not. It is firmly a Rauchbier. Overall, itís pretty tasty, but the smoke really is a lot to handle. Be ready!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2137) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Pours red with a big foamy white head. Amazing red colour. Nose is smoked, woody and then bit of caramel malt underneath. Taste is beautiful smokey ham/wood with malty sweetness. Body is light, medium bodied and subtle.


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