Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 842   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottled@SBWF2010. Deep amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, some bacon, mild notes of oak and some slight maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same in a very nice balance with some slight notes of alcohol showin as well. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20449) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear brownish amber, no head. Heavily smoky nose with plenty of bacon and oak. Sweet and full bodied with solid well rounded mouthfeel. Big time smoke flavour. Nice maklt character without any edges. The oak smoke is in fact nearly as good as the beechwood smoke. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1372) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2010
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a pale brown with a small head. It smells like smoke, cured meats, saltwater, and hickory. It reminds me of bacon or hickory smoked barbeque. The flavor is sweet and salty, with a smooth bitter finish. It has a medium body and an unremarkable palate. I enjoyed this beer, but mostly for the novelty. It is a strange flavor in a beer, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it as bacon-flavored beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/14/10. On tap. Huge malty and salty beef jerky aroma with an underlying fruitiness in there. Initial sweet fruitiness followed by obvious smoked meats and bacon, with nice hoppy bitterness to boot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a dark amber color with a small beige head. The aroma was dry and woody without a whole lot more going on. The flavor was sharply woody with notes of oak and hickory. There were undertones of nut, honey and fruity hops. The finish was long, dry and woody. Medium body. The alcohol was well hidden. Disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2010
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma straight smoky character of Bamberg smoked lagers, Birch wood , smoked goat cheese. Creamy. Very promising aroma.
Appearance Clear deep amber with mid white top.3+
Flavor and Palate : frontal smoked cheese , chewy smooth character. So smooth it feels as it floats away on palate. For traditional smoked beer lover this one is must try beer. New and automatically class on its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Pours a nice rich copper color with an off white head. Aroma is smoke, charred wood, and some toast. Flavor is caramel, some fruit, smoke, toast, and some charred wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3336) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
On tap @ Ølbaren. Pours a clear red amber with an off-white head and lacings. Sweet with aromas of smoked malts and hints of alcohol. Smooth full body. Soft carbonation. Dry smokey finish with warming alcohol notes. Less Schinken than other Schlenkerla beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft @ Brouwers; served clear copper with thin white head; lovely light cream and dry smoked malt with oaky dryness and vanilla cookies; not harsh at all; light texture with smooth, rich smoke, campfire and oak; unexpectedly lovely; just so damn rich and drinkable without being a mess of bacon and dirty smoke; am I starting to grow up with the recent enjoyment of smoked beers?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez Gingerman (New York, NY). Arôme: Odeur de céréales et de fumée avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fumée et de caramel avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #2971)

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