Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 979   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Clean, bright amber with a ceamy tan head. Aroma is a light, distant smokiness with slight cold-weather forest aroma in there too (from the oak?) Flavor reveals a more refined, infused smoke flavor than the Urbock. Crisp maltiness, light caramel, touch of super-clean bitterness, and a long and light smoke linger. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1136) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Fine oak smoke aroma, with caramel, vanilla & a spiciness I suspect the hops. Beautiful red brown with a minimal head. Lighter in the mouth than expected, clean through. Smokes more balanced in the flavor, though a little blandly. Crisp finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(500ml bottle) cloudy gold with a film of creamy head. Nose of mesquite, smoke. Taste of sweet, smoky, bacon fat, a bit of raisin and toastiness. Delicious. Not over powering, just awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 First rating
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget, BB April 2011. Sampled on September 4, 2011.
Clear copper color, tan head. Smoke, peat, sweet, malty, lactic, wood scent. Smoke, alcohol, malt, peat, wood taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Oh baby! Too bad we don’t get this one more often, I need to buy more of it next time. Like it!

Draught at Haket, Göteborg, on February 5, 2016.
Clear copper to brown color, dense teal to tan head. Intense, smoked, campfire scent. Smoked, sweet taste. Smoked, slight metallic, then after a while cream, then a lot of smoke aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
500ml bottle from WLV liquors. Pours a light orange brown with some red in it and a creamy off white head. Lots of smoke off that nose. Wood, ash, earthy smoke, some meatiness, really appetizing. Sweet malts that are bready and earthy with that wood and smokey flavor coming through. Bitter in the finish with residual sweetness. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2011
50cl bottle, courtesy of and shared with Gnoff. Orangée, blanche. Arôme de malt fumé, allant sur la bacon, sucré avec toujours ce côté fumé qui reste très agréable avec en retrait ce fini boisé de chêne. Le tout reste dans la lignée, copeaux de bois tel que s’aventurer dans un fumoir à viande des Ardennes. Bière typique dans la lignée de Aecht, fumé à souhait, pointe de chêne, sucrée, malt avec en retrait le profile de houblon Hallertau rappelant que on a ici une bonne bière allemande pour une amertume légère rajoutant ce côté plaisant épicé du houblon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear amber color with a smooth off white head. The nose is smoky, but doesn’t have as much "meat" to it as the Urbock or Marzen. The flavor has nice notes of barbecue, liquid smoke, a little malty sweetness, some bread, and a bit of drying alcohol on the back end. Pretty well balanced overall and a nice change of pace from the Beech smoked brews. You can definitely tell a difference.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPayne (13) - Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
I find this a perfect pairing for smoked pulled pork BBQ. Pours a dark amber hazy color with a thin head. The aroma hits you immediately with a strong smokey oak smell reminiscent of single malt scotch. Strong malted start with a very smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Bottled. A deep reddy brown coloured beer with an off-white puddle of head. A superb smoky aroma with vanila oaky notes. Same in the mouth. Woody and smoky. Bacon like. Full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. A long smoky finish. Very tasty. Intense yet seems to be more friendly than the lower strength Schlenkerla beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a Aecht Schlenkerla glass. Pours a nice amber color, lots of head, no lacing at all however. Smells of smoke and bbq. Smoke upfront on the taste, with a litle bit of sweetness in the finish. No alcohol on the palate, very easy drinker for 8%. Quality smoked beer!

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