Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 29, 2011
Sörspecialista, Budapest. Tükrös, konyakra emlékeztető színe van, és csak nagyon kevés sárgás habot fejleszt, ami szinte rögtön el is illan. Illatában egyből megragad a füstölt húsos aroma, amihez nagyon jól passzol a fás, hordós és enyhén likőrös illat. Az ízvilágát egy fokkal komplexebbnek vélem, a hordós, füstölt húsos fő ízek mellett érett banán, édeskés likőrösség, gyümölcsös maláta és pillanatnyi ideig érezhető füves komló kerül a képbe. Olajos, igen testes ez a füstölt duplabak, amely a füstöltsége ellenére sem rendelkezik túl erőteljes ízvilággal, melynek köszönhetően egészen könnyen csúszik, ami annak is betudható, hogy igen magas alkoholfoka alig érezhető. Különleges sör, egyszer mindenkinek érdemes kipróbálni!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle/500ml - Pours a dark amber in color with a very small off-white head that settled to a thin covering over the beer, but stuck around to produce a minor amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong of wood smoke and little else. Flavor is reminiscent of drinking wood ashes, but in a much more pleasant way... I don’t get the Hallertau hops descibed and there is just a bit too much smoke for me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 pours pale golden, slight haze, with a decent white cap, little retention. aroma is a deliciously complex smoked profile, bready malts, vinous, white port, yeasts. taste includes light but fairly present german noble hops, crisp but slightly sweet malts, biscuity. average to soft carbonation, medium body, mellow finish with fairly present grassy-citrusy hops. not boozy. plain (i mean complex) goodness!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clouded auburn brown color with a beige head. Tons of smoked meat in the aroma. Delicious flavor with a lingering mesquite smokiness. Great aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours a dark caramel color with no head. Overpowering aroma of wood smoke-like a campfire. Flavor is largely smoke with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Sampled September 2011; this Rauchbier brewed with Oak Smoke Malt aroma reminded me of a smell that would linger on your coat the day after being around a camp fire. Strong head, amber, medium bodied, moss, earth and burnt oak all in the flavor. My first taste of this beer I thought the smokiness was over bearing but it settled on my palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orangy copper with a thin wispy head. The smell is lots of smoke. Smells like a bonfire with really no other smell being apparent. I love it! The taste is extremely smoke-forward followed by an assertive bitterness that increases toward the finish. The smoke seems more pronounced and forceful in this beer compared to the others from Schlenkera. Very nice. I love smoke beers and I have to say that the ones from Schlenkera are probably the best examples made. While I prefer the Urbock over this one, it is still exceptional. Just perfect for a fall evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
Both the aroma and taste oozes with smoked sausage, smoked ham and roasted (and smoked) malt. A small minus is that the taste gets a little too sour in the long run. But otherwise a great smoke-beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2011
(500 ml bottle from Global Beverage) Pours auburn-amber, bright and clear. Two fingers of level off-white head. Aroma of pure smoked meat - Easter ham and maple-cured bacon. Mouthfeel smooth and meaty. Flavor of sweet smoked goodness over a nice thick caramel malt base. It’s just a great balance here, the smoke is so beautifully integrated, and I love the 8%! A smoke masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
bottle This hazy amber pour had minimal carbonation. The aroma was of salami, uncooked bacon and other lunchmeats. It’s nice and smokey.

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