Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndresTM (372) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Loved it! Deliciously smoky aroma that is not overwhelming at all, with smoked ham, honey, sweet caramel malts, oak, and a minor herbal hop noise. The taste is sweet, woody, and smoky, devolving into a drier finish. There’s a minor suggestion of alcohol, but it’s overwhelmed by the sweet malts and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation and a smooth body. I found it more drinkable and engrossing than the Urbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (80) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2015
Bottled - Excellent smoked, rich malty aromas. Hazy brown colour with a nice tan head evaporating caramel, raisin and some woody scent. Sweet malty taste, bread, caramel, plums, raisins, smoked ham, low hop bitterness. Creamy, sticky texture, low carbonation, warm finish. A classic beer style with a massive, exciting smoky twist and a very complex malty taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (938) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2015
From a bottle into a Chouffe tulip glass. Pours amber orange with some particulates. Aroma of sweet malts, slight peat. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, caramel, slight liquid smoke, maple bacon, caramelized sugar. Overall much less smoky than the other Schlenkerlas, and very drinkable, complex, unique and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (202) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2015
smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, light sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, medium body, lively,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drmet (424) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
-strong notes of smoked bacon (Serrano),camp fire and caramel -syrup -slightly spicy (Rosmaryn) -slightly hoppy -very sweet and slightly alcoholic finish another great smoked one from schlenkerla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Lots of smoke and some caramel. Pours hazy brown with good head. Light sweet finish. Good for a smoked beer. Still retains a lot of that doppelbock feel. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber in colour, clear with slightly beige head. Aroma is oaky, woody with huge campfire, ham, bacon smokiness. In taste sweet, bread, caramel, smoky ham. Full to medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, medium strength bitterness in the finish. Really great beer (also after more than one year cellaring). World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (777) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle 50 cl. Reddish-bronze color with good foam. Aroma: heavy, smoked, burned wood, deep maltiness and wine. Taste: very smoked, porto, oak, malted, very warming. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1850) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Tap at zly casy, prague. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma has smoke, some ham, rich malts. Rich sweet malty, smoke, balanced, some roasty notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (571) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Sparkling copper with a frothy to minimal tan head. Musky, earthy aromas of smoked wood, dried fruits, leather. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich, sweet and spicy, with a tremendous smoked malt character and a subtle but defining hoppy undertone. Exquisite fiery alcohol and smoked finish. An extraordinary beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (300) - MEXICO - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A dark amber beer with a minimal white head. Intense smoked aroma of turkey bacon, spices and oak. Robust with some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste is kind of salty and has a strong smoked character with a herbal hint at the end. Reminds me of charcuterie.

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