Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Canít get enough of this fantastic smoked doppelbock. Pillowy head. Huge nose. The perfect taste of smoke and sweet deep malts. Rauchbier is an acquired taste for most. Once you acquire it youíll feel like youíre in a secret club. Schlenkerla makes rich and profound beers. They are among the best. I drink this beer in 500 mL usually three at a time. Itís fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb (287) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
On draft at Klub Pivovarsky in Prague. It is only when you taste this beer out of context that you really get how good it is. Massive, magnificent and almost but not quite drowned in smoke that is absorbed into the body of a huge sweet lager. Just drink it - wherever you see it, drink it. You are not worthy but if it sits in your path take advantage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (432) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 500ml bottle. Appearance: Amber and caramel colors. Aroma: Smoke, smoke, and bacon fat smoke. Taste: Flavors of rich malts, caramel, slight liquid smoke, maple bacon, caramelized sugar. Palate: Thin. Overall: This is a fantastic beer, amazing smoke. Drinkable and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Kyotolefty. Pours out a amber topped with a small head. Nose is smoked meat malty note i canít get past the bacon. Taste is more of the smoked meat some toffee and pit fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llucmaduell (86) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2015
A beer of one of my favorite styles for German beer. In addition, it is smoked beer! Powerful and balanced, although with a somewhat high alcohol content that I already like. Only I, like most German beers, volume up too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma: smoked bakon, malts, barrel. Taste: sweet. Flavour: smoked bakon, smoked pork, oak barrel, tanins, toffee, spices. Rich, flavorful, nourishing, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (249) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Tap. Wood kissed by sunset color, of white fine head. Distinct campfire nose touch of malt underneath. Smoke in the mouth, but with a solid malty, dopplebock character underneath. Finishes with smoke. Better than the other smoke bets Iíve had mostly because the smoke isnít overwhelming. Still, one is enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of meaty smoked bacon, smoke, oak, hickory. Tastes of oak, smoke, light caramel, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Really nice smoky aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (908) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2015
Clear brown with almost no head to speak of. The smoke is pretty different to their other offerings, mostly coming in the aftertaste. Chalky texture that suits the smoke well. Not their best (though it is the most subtle) but still solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (847) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear aber color with minimal white head. Heavily smoky aroma. Mostly sweet malt with a lot of smoky character. Medium bodied with a smooth, smoky finish. Fans of smoked beers must try this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KamGoPro (173) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Strong rich oak smoked nose! Bock color. Malty but yet light start. Smokey throuout and lingers bitter with alcohol. Very unique but overpowering for my taste.

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