Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 814   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1414) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Aroma: bacon, smoked sausage, salty. Appearance: clear amber, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, malty, grain, bread, caramel, savoury flavours coming up, bacon and sausages again, medium carbonation, medium body. Overall: fantastic Smoked, big fan of this Dobbelbock variation. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (290) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Aroma of sweet cereal malts with a gentle but rich smoky background, some prune, and a very mild citrus-oregano hop character. Appears clear copper. Tastes of sweet cereal and caramel with a hint of bacon. Overall, very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Rating #1109 - May 29, 2014 - Bottle from CBI. Pours an amber brown in colour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly. Distinct smoky, vanilla/toffee aroma oozes out. Very unique body, medium alcohol warmth, predominant smokiness on the palate tempered with the dry, bitter roast malt character of the stout. Medium alcohol character, especially for 8% - finishes much smoother, rounded flavours compared to other Schenkerla I have sampled. Really good smoked brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman33190 (56) - FRANCE - JAN 10, 2015
Beautiful rich amber colour, slight head. Aroma is charred wood, over-ripe fruit, banana, charcoal. Great smokey, fruity flavours, like a burnt "dubbel". Palate is rich and smooth. I really wasn’t expecting this to be so sweet and greedy. Much, much less in your face than other smoked beers I’ve tried. This will become a regular in the "cellar".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (697) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015
Color caoba limpio con espuma marfil compacta y duradera. Aromas ahumados muy intensos, con toques especiados más sutiles y un fondo de caramelo. Cuerpo denso, con inicio de dulzor moderado que recuerda al azúcar moreno, al que sigue intenso sabor ahumado y especiado y un final seco sutil.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (365) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2014
the aroma is caramel and smokey with some hints of candy... the taste contains, except traditional smoked malt, the notes of oak barrel and some fruity sweetness... smoked sweet and bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (422) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. @Strasbourg, bar "Aux 12 Apôtres". With GG&Jeff&children. A clear dark brown mahogany beer with a good off-white creamy head ; good retention. Smoky roasty aroma, caramel, spices, coffee. Medium sweet and bitter, light salty : nice balance. Medium body and oily texture, good carbonation, sweet finish herbal & salty. Overall, WOW, my first beer in this style : utterly delicious, what the hell is this smoked salmon aroma ?! Glad to discover a new area in the taste spectrum.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
RaduLuchian (47) - München, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
500ml bottle: poured an intense ruby colored body, not so tall beige head that disappears completely after a few minutes. Smells strongly of smoke and has some malts notes. Tastes like smoked meat, roasted malts, wood and a bit bittery. I think it’s the best smoked beer I’ve had so far!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardbeerman (138) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a coffee colored robe with a medium carbonation and topped with an average persistent head of a ’’beige’’ aspect. It hits the nose with a powerful hickory scent. The taste is smooth, smoky and slghlty meatty. My first experience with a smoked beer and it was pleasant. Also this is the 100th brand I tried in my life! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (693) - - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a thin film for a head that leaves pretty good lacing considering how small it is. Aroma is smoke and some malty syrup. Taste is sweet and lightly fruity, offers more smoke and is almost cloying. Smoke level is dialed in just right though, it is just too sweet for my taste. Body is medium-full, carbonation critically low and mouthfeel syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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