Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 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. Thereís a minor suggestion of alcohol, but itís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
500ml bottle at Josh. Vintage 2013. Aroma is sweet, slightly smoke. Same fruity, winey taste. Similar to barleywines. Pleasant, but almost not already smoked. Vintage 2010 same day. Surpisingly smoked aroma. Taste is sweet with some smoky notes. Definitely not a good beer for aging, which becomes more winey, than smoky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Appearance: hazy medium amber with one finger of creamy ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: hardwood smoke, dark fruit, caramel malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate smoke, moderate sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry smoky finish. (4/5) A couple of weeks ago, I said that the Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier might be an excellent place for neophytes to begin exploring Rauchbiers, given its overall quite mellow character. Well, thatís still true, but this one might be an even better first Rauchbier. The oak smoke seems milder than the beech smoke, and itís also slightly less evocative of smoked-cured meat. Not radically different than the Fastenbier, but just as good - and, interestingly, the much higher ABV is really not any more apparent than the much lower (5.5%) of the Fastenbier. (16/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6181) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Poured a red color with a white head. Aroma waslots of smoke, caramel, dark fruit. Flavor similar, complex.liquid smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perun (42) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - JUL 22, 2016
Легкая копчено& слабый алкогол& чистый вкус

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1185) - BELARUS - JUL 21, 2016
Copper to ruby colour, opaque. Tall dense off-white head. Good retention. Thick lacing. Aroma of smoke, smoked cheese, candy sugar. Medium body. Oily. Multi-layered flavour. Moderately smoked. Brandy. Caramel. Toasted malts. Dried fruit. Alco very well hidden. Light soft bitterness. Hoppy aftertaste. Splendid. Thanks YantarCoast for the opportunity.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
A: Brown with some red notes, light off white lacing. N: Smoke, tar, oak T: Smokey! Tar, hints of raisins, plum O: Very smoke with some light sweetness to it. Lovely!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
July 14, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2010qa, shared by rlgk, thanks!
Lugjt hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is lots of smoked meat, wood, some malty toffee and dark bread notes, hints of prunes and figs. Taste is medium sweet, malty, light smoked, very soft bitter. Finish is smooth and sweet malty, some smoked meat and burnt wood. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Smokey aroma with a very nice and smooth maltbase.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4781) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2016
500 ml. is a bit of a slow gusher settling to a deep copper with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose is smoke, meat, brown sugar and leftover campfire. Flavors of bacon, caramel and char. Medium body has low-medium carbonation and an excellent balance. Awesome smoked, but itís third in line behind a couple of other Aecht Schlenkerla brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Brews n chews. Copper colored pour. White head. Aromas of campfire smoke. Slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooterbub (1008) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2016
16.9 ounce bottle. Pours a ruby bronze with a thine beige head. Taste is of smoke, fruit, roasted malt, caramel and some hops. Smoke and malt aroma. Has a full, creamy body. Overall, quite excellent. To me these beers are amazing examples of their styles, but the smoke is well integrated and bolsters a good beer.

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