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%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1782) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Appearance: bright orange, short off-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma: sweet wood smoke, toasted malts, a whiff of vanilla and citrus (!?). Taste: smooth, sweet and smoky, with evidence of toasty brown bread, some light brown sugar, with hints of cherry and (again) a hint of citrus. Finish: mellow, lingering smokiness, with a bit of sweetness and restrained bitterness from the Hallertau hops. Notes: The smoky character of this beer is much more restrained and delicate than in their other variants, but it definitely works. The overall character of the beer is also lighter than what youíd expect in a normal doppelbock as well. It was really good. Would probably be the perfect beer for barbecue, but I had it (wasted it) on pizza.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a beautiful dark brown colour with a small, thick, slightly off-white head on the edges. Aroma of lovely smoked wood, birch leaves, oak and quite heavy malts. Flavour of heavy smoked malts, oak, birch leaves and nuts. 8% abv is well hidden, no hint of alcohol what-so-ever. Full bodied, maybe a tad too thin mouthfeel with a long, smoked malty finish. I must say that this is one heavy beer and has everything that a smoked beer should have. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5737) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a beautiful crystal clear reddish amber body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin covering. The nose is as beautiful as ever for a Schlenkerla beer. Sweet and smoky with a very clean aroma. It smells pretty similar as far as the intensity of the smoke goes, but the quality is a bit more delicate. The flavor is sweet up front, fading to a delicate yet intense smokiness. I think I actually prefer the regular version, this one is a little softer and less in your face and not quite as bacon-y. Medium to full bodied with a little bit of clingy sweetness on the finish. Nice soft fizzy carbonation. Still a pretty great Smoked, but Iíll take the regular Marzen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear, golden amber with light off white head. Aromas of smoked ham, caramel, honey, roast and wood. Grainy, smoky malts, touch of hop flavour. Finish is semi sweet, lingering maltyness and smoked wood. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (8859) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5365) - 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.

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