Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 861   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (715) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2010
Clear quite deep amber colour with off-white soapy head. Aroma is smoky sausage, some fruit and hops. Makes me hungry. Taste is rich sweet, caramel, dried fruit, spicy hops, malty, oily. Warming alcohol that doesnt go over the top. Oh I can definitely see this with cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
500ml bottle from K&L Redwood City. Pours a surprisingly light copper color with a small white head that has average retention. The aroma is smoked ham sandwich on rye, not an uncommon smell for me to pick up in Aecht Schlenkerla beers. Some sweet malty notes back it up. The flavor is rather typical for beers from these guys. Sweet pale malt, caramel, and a hammy intense smokiness. Pretty nice mouthfeel, smooth with medium-plus body and average carbonation. Long smoky meaty finish that sticks with you. Overall, nothing really wowed me, and I’ll say I like the Urbock better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4727) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Draught at Rovers thx to Clyx 2012-02-15, still smokey! New rating 3,6 ie new average 3,9 Bottle picked up at the SB today, cons 2010-12-06 Göteborg AR: fine smoked sausages, AP: dark coppar colored body, 3 cm high froty wee bubbly light beige head F: first some light smokey birch sauna, then a rich and round toffee, and then again a pritty short smokey finish. Medium + bitterness, medium carbonation, a bit oily in concistence, and yes there are are some vanilla beans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2010
*** GERMAN BEER RATING #2500 *** bottle. Clear brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Smoky nose. Full-bodied, solid malty base with sweet hints, lots of woody smoke in the middle part. Bitter hops blend in towards the lingering, smoky finish. A delicious smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours out in a clear amber colour with a small white head. Big intense smoke aroma of ham, tar, bacon, oak and salt. Nearly full-bodied with strong notes of wood, bacon, salt, licorice and ham. Long Smokey finish of bacon, oak and mild alcohol. Not complex but will calm down most "smoke-heads".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2010
Not much to say but this: this is liquid smoked chese in a bottle. Looks good too! Dark golden, unlasting head. Leavs no lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
5th Epic and Rare, courtesy of dkachur I believe. Amber appearance. Flavor and aroma match - sausage. Pure smoked sausage. A little bitter on the finish. Another beer from these guys I can respect but not really care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a clean light copper with a thin offwhite had. Nose is rich and meaty, nice smoke character and sweet malt profile. Rich and dextrinous flavor with a fantastic integration of smoke and malt. Medium hop bite and spicy alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Pigs Ear.
Deep russet brown colour with a thin off white head. Epic Schlenkerla smoky goodness. Thick and chewy doppelbockiness with a good stinging bitterness from the smoke and some glorious fruit and a hint of sour madness. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliannnnnnnnnnt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1871) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Hazy caramel color at first, then turning mostly transparent with a coarse white head. Aroma is phenolic and caramel with woody band-aid. Taste is the same with a maple syrup sweetness and heavy band-aid into the finish. $5/500ml

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