Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 760   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle, from Schlenkerla-shop.de. A two-finger thick head sits patiently on top of the steadily sparkling deep amber body. Nice layers are left as the creamy, off-white head slides down the glass as I’m enjoying the beer. Quite subtle on the nose, at least compared to the Urbock or Märzen. Smoke, damp forest, caramel notes, hints of prunes, figs and dates, and some caramel. A faint alcohol touch and some grains and grassy hops too. The smoke parts reminds me of both smoked meat, smoked and then roasted sausages and a bit like smoked fish. It’s full-bodied and creamy on the palate, with a slight alcohol burn down the throat. A bit too smooth actually. There’s a whole bunch of complexity in the flavor as well. Some bitterness, but not much. Far from overly sweet, but sure on the sweet side, with caramel. Else there’s wood notes, smoke, alcohol hints, dried fruits, cured meat and some grassy hop hints. The end stays for a long time, very long. Wow, this was a real treat! It’s dangerously easy drinking, at least when cold, a bit more demanding when it heats up a bit. It’s really tasteful, and it has the looks of a super model. Due to Norwegian tax rules it was pretty expensive getting a crate of these, but it was certainly worth each damn penny. Or øre as the Norwegian equivalent is. Now I’m looking forward to the rest of the winter. 101217

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
at ølbaren clear dark amber, small head. very smoked aroma, lots of smoke, one of the most smoked aromas i’ve sampled. smoke is more dominant, the rest is a little more subdued. flavor is sweet, smoked, caramelly, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
A beautiful golden copper lager. Smokey aroma, reminds me of good bacon. A nice malty, smoke flavor. Medium thin mouth feel. The oak smoke really comes though. One of my favorite lagers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Picked up a 500ml bottle from Heritage Liquor in Maplewood, MN. Pour a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a creamy and long lasting beige head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of smoked peat, a hint of cotton candy, a touch of bacon, and floral hops. Taste is quite smooth. Medium to full bodied, flavors of caramel malt, cotton candy, plenty of smoked malt, along with candied wintergreen and a touch of ham. Finish continues the smoked sweet caramel aftertaste with a short dry bitterness. Most excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Pours clear amber into a stem glass. Off-white head with limited retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet smoke aromas. Sweet and full with caramel upfront and smoke from front to back. Lasting sweet smoke finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8746) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle: Clear, ruby-amber coloured, small to mid-sized lacy off-white head; sweet smoky ashy nose, mingled with aromas of caramel, grilled salmon and burnt furniture; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied, soft; aromatic hops show up in the caramelly-smoky and bitter finish. Very good, but a bit overrated.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
One of the beers from the new stash of german beers arrived in Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Allready when opening you can sense the smokeyness as from a bonfire in the mittle of summer. The pour is kobber red and clear with a neat tight and solid orange head. The nose is first of all smokey in a comined ham / bonfire way. Next to the smokeyness there is some metal and malty notes fighting each other for attention. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and a long lasting flavour of smoke stays with along with some mild sweet malts. Its surprisingly thick. The taste is sweet but also here you first of all notice the dominatic smoke flavours that kind off takes over the intire picture. NIce warming beer - that indeed is suitable for christmas and long cold nights in a wooden cabin with snow outside. Cheers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3654) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Mouth watering smoky bacon nose. Clear copper, no head. Sweet malt and smoke. Smoky oak finish. Unusually good balance for an unbalanced style. Distinctive and the food pairing possibilities are intriguing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle @ The Beer Mongers... Poured clear golden with an off-white head. Very smokey. Liked smoke Gouda cheese and campfire. Decent sweetness though. Holy wow! This is incredible. If you don’t like smoke beers beware.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear Fest! Clear amber beer. Light crisp palate but fairly low carbonation. Sweetish malt with a little dark toffee. A nice amount of smoke, not overdone. Balances out really well. Tiny bit of orangey hop in the finish in the semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

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