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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


AndresTM's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (350) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle, bb 6/2016. Pours copper, clear, with white head. Aroma of smoked malts, a bit of caramel. Moderately sweet, with distinct smoky aftertaste. Medium bodied, with perfectly hidden alcohol.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (254) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 29, 2016
Smoked fish aroma is dominant, but not heavy. Nice clear copper colour, small beige top. Caramelized herring, weeds, minerals. Some saltiness, medium bitterness, slightly dry. Doppelbock is one of my favorite types of beer and smoky beers are not - but I have only good words for this one. Great mouthfeel, excellent in alcohol. A lot of malt, piece of art!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (559) - Berlin, - APR 28, 2016
Flasche - Kuperfarben, rotstichig, geringe Schaumkrone, klar. Typisch intensive Schinkenaromen, viel Malz. Trockener Abgang. Ein bisschen edgy finde ich, viel Alkohol, nicht richtig harmonisch eingebunden. Geht nicht leicht runter. Dennoch wunderbarer Geschmack.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kampfar (81) - Münster, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
From 0.5L bottle; pours dark amber, slightly reddish coloured, nearly clear with some large, floating particles and a light brown head. Aroma: smoke, malts, slightly caramel; taste: slightly smoky flavor, slightly sweet, leading to a light bitter, smoky finish. Very pleasant aroma! Not as heavy smoky as most of the Schlenkerla beers. Medium to full body, creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (327) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Pours copper. Aroma: smoke, dark malt. Taste: smoky and complex with some chocolate and raisins.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (3858) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
Old rating rerated 23.04.2016, 0,5l bottle shared at local tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and mild smoked, shed, smoked malts, caramel, minerals, grass, oak, bark, weeds, nuts. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, smoked malts, hay, grass, minerals, caramel, nuts, oak. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (954) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Taste at The Paisley Beer Festival. A light golden colour. A bit of a head. Very smokey.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Keg at Paisley beer festival 2016.... Copper. Thin white lacing... Big sweet soft smoke nose. Big smoke... Sweet toffee malts. Soft toffee fruit.. Long smokey malts

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1108) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a medium offwhite top. Complex aroma with smoke, dates, wood and malts. Vinous fruityness. Light bitter flavor with smoke, cured meat and lightly roasted malts. Medium-full body. Finishes with a little warmth and a clean bitterness. Avg co2 levels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (50) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Served at cellar temperature. Pours clear amber. Head is off-white, good sized and lasts well. Aroma is smokey with notes of salty pancetta, caramel, toasted wood chips, peat and hints of berries. Flavour is very smooth with a light roasted bitterness, toasted grains, smokey wood chips, smoked/cured meats, caramel, hints of berries, a touch of aniseed and a salty finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a long finish.


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