Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 799   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndresTM (321) - Vienna, - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (356) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at the Birre Sotto l'Albero festival in Rome-ITALY (Macche and Bir&Fud). Pours copper, bronze filtered colour with a tick off white head. Nose: balanced smoked cheese notes, malts. Mouth: bread malts, light bitterness and medium high carbonation. Very interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eluosiren (95) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 13, 2014
I adore the original marzen schlenkerla, which is smoked as hell. This one however turned out to be stronger but less smoker, so the whole idea didnt really go well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (349) - - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. bronze coloured ale with wispy off white head. Aroma is all smoke, reminds me most of smoked sausage, hard to pick out anything else! Taste is quite sweet, which masks the alcohol a bit, the smoke brings a little bitterness. Thick body, plenty of oil, tingly carbonation, beautifully balanced palate. I liked it the more I drank, but the aroma took me by surprise a bit!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is oaky, smoked sausage, taste is sweet, malty toffee, dry, peaty smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1995) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange mahogany with moderate head that settles quickly. Aromas of wood smoke, oranges and light toffee. Flavors of smoke, sweet toasted malts, marmalade, and light caramel. Definitely smoother than a normal smoked beer. I that is due to the oak wood it’s definitely a good thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (237) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
From brewers droop, Bristol
Blood alc: 0mg/100ml

Sweet honey like soft smoked aroma with a light booziness. Really nice. The beer is deep red orange with a head just off white. Wow. Flavour is beautiful smoke with bright fruits, raisins and a lingering bitterness with a sweet malty backbone. Full bodied, perfectly suited to the flavours.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndersSC (1) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014 does not count
Aroma is slightly smoky, the taste resembles the Märzen without the very overwhelming sensation of bonfire smokiness, but with a much more detailed multi variate smokiness where you fully get to appreciate the different ’layers’ of smoke. It is slightly bitter with subtle tones of liquorice, but as it warms it slightly sweetens. The appearance is a bark amber colour with some carbonation. Overall, I cannot recommend this beer! Knowing how few ever get made, if you are not brave enough to seek this out on your own, you should never be given the opportunity to taste this, for it is a very particular niche we are dealing with here, not for everyone. Most people would not like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Draught at GBBF 2012. Poured a hazy, but bright orange, with a dense white head. Aroma of smoked malt and bacon, but slightly toned down from some of their other offerings, with juicy fruits and some spice. Earthy malt in the flavour, with some spruce and smokiness coming through. Finish was peat, chewy grain and grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a hazy dark golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out a lovely smoky ash pit - typical for Aecht Schlenkerla smoke beers. Flavour isn’t as smoky as expected, with loads of caramel malt upfront, followed by ashy smoke, and smoked meat. Full-bodied, chewy and meaty, with moderate sweetness. Classic smoked doppelbock - doesn’t get much better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with light white head. Aroma, wow, bacon, smoke, ash, smells like smokey beef jerky. Taste is light malty sweetness, followed by smoke, ash, finishes with more smoke, mouthfeel and carbonation are medium. This is great, really smokey aroma and the flavour combination of a smoked beer combined with the malty sweetness that you would expect from a bock works really together.

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