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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 972   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2125) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Transparent amber color, only the faintest head. Rich malt smell, lots of smoke, but a "clean" smelling smoke with a crispness to it. The smoke is first in the taste, followed by the traditional doppelbock maltiness, then the smoke overpowers the malt again. It is really a smoke show here. Fairly sweet throughout too. Soft texture, medium body, low carbonation but still tingles the tongue. The doppelback flavor is lost in the smoke and the appearance was average. Still a good drink.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooterbub (996) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (711) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
Aroma: big smoke and sweet malt App: clear tea amber, off white head with sudsy lacing Flavour: smoke, clean crystal sweet malt Palate: Long smoke and balancing bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a clear coppery brown with a medium head of off white foam. Nice smoky oak aroma. Very smooth with lots of smoky flavor. Tastes better than the Marzen that uses Beechwood. Very enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ritzn (220) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2016
Light clear copper with little light brown head. Aroma is smoke and also a little fish and ham. Taste is more smoke, quite bitter and also malty sweetness and booze. Oily mouthfeel but also some pretty sour carbonation. Finish is very boozy, warm but fitting well. Overall interesting and well rounded. The meat/fish didn’t shock me as hard as with the schlenkerla fastenbier but I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation with medium brown head. Smell: smoked malt. Smoked ham taste. Very intensive and really drinkable. Superb smoked beer. Good attenuation. Oak notes. Aftertaste: oak notes. Smoked oak and smoked jam. Very intensive. Amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (798) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle. Smoked ham aroma. Pours dark bronze in colour with a very large frothy head. Largely smoked flavour with notes of bacon & cheese. Some notes of toffee and caramel and also some hoppy bitterness. Thick and creamy texture. Long smoked finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (6364) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
Mit der Zeit habe ich mich sogar an diese Rauchbiere nicht nur gewöhnt, nein, eigentlich sind sie gar nicht mal so schlecht. Der Rauch an sich nebst dem Lachs vergeht nach drei Schlücken wieder, aber was bleibt ist die feine Würze, eine leichte Süße, Malzigkeit und eine erstaunliche Süffigkeit. Ich bin positiv überrascht und befürchte, ich werde noch mal zum Fan.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1341) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2016
From a 500ml bottle on 15/5/2016. Pours a clear light amber with a biggish head. Has a pleasant light smoked aroma with a bit of bacon in the mix. Flavour wise, it’s got lots of caramel and toffee malt and a hint of dark sweet fruit, but it’s the big smokey bitterness that ultimately holds sway here. The hops are quite pronounced and linger in a most satisfying manner. Full bodied, with a thickish texture and modest carbonation. Damn this is good - rich, complex unusual and most importantly, delicious. Certainly one of the best smoked beers I’ve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (96) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Od dzisiaj jestem fanem piw wedzono-dymionych. Tutaj wplyw ma drewno debowe. Piana gruboziarnista. Czuc delikatnie wedzona szynke i taki fajny zapach dymu z ogniska w lesie. Jest rowniez bardzo slodowo jak to w Kozlaku. Rownie intensywne odczucie w smaku. Kolor ciemny miedziany. Piwo klarowne. Musze sprobowac ich innych "wyrobow".

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (787) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Nose is smoke wood, smoked cheese, savory, meats. Taste is malty, cheese, gentle smoke, meats, toffee, gentle pine, berry, ash, hint of salt. A delicious filling beer.


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