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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 500ml bottle (CWAF2011) - Shared by Toby for the crew - thanks!
8 Stunning sweet mellow bacony aroma. Textbook Schlenkerla, this is what we love.
4 Deep brown, small head.
8 Lovely soft roasty malts. A decent roast, but tones of gently oaky smokiness.
5 Beautifully mellow woody dryness.
16 Superb, but not as good as the unbelievable urbock. Look forward to having this again in quantity.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Trade from Quack-Duck - thanks!)
(8:4:8:5:16=4.1) Nice to have this in quantity finally. My goodness it’s a tasty one. The tarriness and smokiness is more pronounced in this one, with more of a burnt bite for the full length of the taste. Certainly oakier, a little bit barkier too. Stunning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate woody smoke malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet smoke flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex standout beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3573) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
light ruby colour, clear with steady bubbles Aroma is softer than some of the other Schlenkerla beers but it is still definitely smoked meat. med/ body and pretty fizzy the background is definitely a doppelbock; alcohol presence, fizzy, rich malt flavours but the dominant taste profile is the smoked meat. It tastes like a german smoked sausage. This is perhaps my second favourite schlenkerla, second to their Märzen. I like the higher abv but the smoked sausage nose and taste is slightly softer, probably tempered by the higher alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Tap J-Betskis in RAleigh, NC. Clear dark amber pour with a thick off white head. Long lasting and loads of drippy lace. Aroma of campfire, smoked meat and oaky tannins. Flavor follows suite. Another solid smoker from Aecht

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Bottle.Copper red with a large head,aroma of smoky malt wood and sweetness,taste is deep and sweet,smoky and malty,molasses,ashes,dry oak and leather,full and warming,corrr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2011
The aroma is smoky of course, meaty, salty. Very little of the base beer comes through on this. The appearance is a clear amber, white head. The flavor again is smoky, sausage-like, some caramel struggling to poke through, some wood. The finish is salty, smoky, slightly sweet. Medium/thick in body. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Mid brown beer with lasting beige head. Oh wow. Just love that aroma. I mean who doesn’t love that? That smoked sausage aroma is just so attractive it makes me tingle in my perineum. But it isn’t stupidly strong, it has perfect balance on the aroma. A little sweet in the mouth from the ABV. But the balance in the mouth is just right. Yes it’s a big tasting beer, but it never runs away with itself. It has some sting on the end from hops and carbonation that balances the smoke and the ABV and the toffee. There is a bit of reminder on the flavour of something you get in a dentist, but you soon ignore that. Incredible really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-24-11. The aroma is smoky, of course. Bacon and campfire scents. Reminds me of a Caol Ila Scotch. The aroma isn’t as strong as that on the other beers from this brewery that I have tried. Dry, chalky smell. Roasted green grape and sausage scents. The smell isn’t as overwhelmingly awesome as I had hoped, but it certainly is quite good. Pours a gold to light amber color. Surprisingly light in color. Small amount of slow-rising bubbles. Small amount of short-lasting beige head. Smoke hits the palate right away. Fruity, juicy base that reminds of that of an English ale, surprisingly. Chalky, dry smokiness. The taste is closer to what I was hoping for than was the aroma. Meaty and lemon juice flavors. Charred oak-type taste reminiscent of that present in bourbon and rye whiskey. Long, dry, smoky aftertaste. Also a tongue-numbing chalkiness late in the aftertaste. Full body. Could stand to be a bit livelier. Easy to drink. There is a good base beer here topped with good smokiness. My only complaint is that I would prefer it to be smokier still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2011
rigtig dejlig frisk røg! Malt, rugbrød, tøv og røg, rødgylden, klar med hvidligt tæt skum. meget sød og blød.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2171) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2011
50 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Copper color. Beige, lasting head. Aroma’s of smoke, caramel-sweetness & aromatic hops. Flavor is caramel malty sweet, smoky and somewhat bitter. Firm body. Bit dry finish with good bitterness. Great brew.

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