Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4528) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Mouth watering smoky bacon nose. Clear copper, no head. Sweet malt and smoke. Smoky oak finish. Unusually good balance for an unbalanced style. Distinctive and the food pairing possibilities are intriguing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle @ The Beer Mongers... Poured clear golden with an off-white head. Very smokey. Liked smoke Gouda cheese and campfire. Decent sweetness though. Holy wow! This is incredible. If you don’t like smoke beers beware.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear Fest! Clear amber beer. Light crisp palate but fairly low carbonation. Sweetish malt with a little dark toffee. A nice amount of smoke, not overdone. Balances out really well. Tiny bit of orangey hop in the finish in the semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
Light copper colored with a small light beige head. Intense smoky aroma of mainly smoked ham and smoked dried salami, but also caramelly, woody and fruity notes lingering behind the smoke. The alcohol is nowhere to be found. The finish has a slight sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7721) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle. Medium high fluffy white head. Hazy yellow body. Aroma where the wood competes with the smoke of be the dominent part. The goes for the flavor. Smoke is somewhat subdued but the balance is very good. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 500 ml bottle. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a thin, but sticky white head that leaves a slight trail of lacing. Enticing aroma of smoked meats and maple syrup - smells like a smokehouse. Flavor is full bodied and bold. Plenty of smoked ham goodness, some sweet molasses, a hint of dates, a hint of wood. Mouthfeel is thick enough to match the flavor. Excellent smoked beer - the smokiness doe snot override the original beer flavor but rather enhances it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2010
Bottle from RexTalionis, thx! Poured copper color with a light beige looking head. Really intense smoke aroma, delicious. The smoked ham flavor is almost covering the rest of the flavors, but I also noticed some wood flavors and sweetness towards finish. Great beer again from Heller, but I prefer the märzen and Urbock over this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Pours bright golden with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of smoke, oak, cured meats, earthy, charred toffee, dusty malt. Full bodied lightly sticky with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a fairly transparent bronze color with thin, bright white suds thrown haphazardly above. RIch, Meaty, and smokey nose with an underlying woody sour twang around the camp smoke edges. The mouthfeel was somewhat syrupy with fairly low carbonation. The flavors were decently smokey but more of a smokey wood flavor than smokey meaty, I would say...I think...I mean, they can interchange, but I’m getting smokey wood more than meat here. Redundancy. Yes. No. Ok. All in All, Flavors are nice enough but I’m neither digging the overall syrupy texture nor the low carbonation, and both of those attributes here are bringing down the experience for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RexTalionis (2978) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle. Poured deep copper brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, smoked beef and charred wood. Flavour is at first very intense smoke and smoked meat. Smooth and as it gets warmer the smoke is still there but not as overwhelming as it was at first. Smoked sweetness detected in the end. A great one.

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