Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 903   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
EvanFriend (449) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Delicious, it tastes the way a campfire smells. The flavor is different from other Schlenkerla rauchbiers, the smoke, while still strong and the dominant flavor, is more mellow. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 20, 2011
16.9 oz. Clear amber/orange with a medium beige head. Aroma of fresh campfire, smoked ham with a light bread scent in the background. The flavor is very smoky with some sweet bready malt and caramel way in the background, the alcohol is well hidden. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth, long, smoky finish. Overall on hell of a smoked beer, these Germans know how to make a rauchbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2011
500ml bottle, aroma of smoke, leather, and a slight hickory from the doppelbock. The sweetness is struggling to get past the smoke. Delicious smoky goodness, would go well with breakfast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ao125 (18) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
At first sniff, it was like I was about to drink a glass of bacon. Not faux-Bacos as many low-end rauschbiers often are... but honest to god bacon. Once you get through the scent, there is a wonderfully salty and sweet beer underneath, that makes you want to keep drinking. I had this along side hot pretzles. So good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours deep amber with notes of smoked wood and bacon fat. The smoked flavor and the malts give a true bacon fat style flow to the flavors. A nice lingering finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a nice copper honey color with a full white head. Mmmmm...bacon! Really, this smells of bacon and lots of it, a strong outdoorsy smokey woodsy aroma like oak on a campfire, a bit of alcohol. The fruits really add a unique complexity to this. It tastes of bacon, smoke, oak, caramel, and again a bit of alcohol. The bacon, smoke, and fruit remind of me of green beans with bacon added. While odd, itís very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour with some tan head. Aroma is full of smoke and woody characteristics. Flavor is varied, malts toasted, smoked, and even some sweet. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews. Golden/orange, minimal head, oily coats glass. Absolutely love this. Itís pretty one dimensional. But I dig it. Tons of smoke, wood. Flavor has a nice munich malt character, melanoidin sweetness. Oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6031) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma is meaty smoked cheese. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to film outlined by a soapy ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and a touch of fruit. The finish has light smoked cheese...nowhere near as strong as the aroma. Medium bodied with mild carbonation .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy of northernbrews. Pours hazy amber with a nice white head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is a nice bacony smoke that overpowers. Nice medium body. Flavor is pleasantly smoky bacon. Leaves a lingering smoky finish.

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