Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 804   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, - AUG 30, 2013
one of those beers that sounds amazing on paper but disappoints... i mean the schenkerla maerzen is great, the urbock is even better, so therefore this should be unbelievable - but it doesn’t necessarily follow because once lagers get up over 7% it gets so much harder to make them work. for one thing the head here disappears in a second, hinting at fermentation issues. add in a strange medicinal oak smoke flavour to the alcohol flavour, and you get a big mess with the smoke and the hops and the sweet caramelly malt as well. what a shame, but at least they still make the urbock with the beech.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Giochaurand (90) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear red amber with low head. Aroma is smoked bacon and ham. Full bodied. Taste is smoky malts, ham and wood.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ItyMeuh (35) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Overtly smokey, bacon and brown sugar. Nose stronger in smokiness than palate. Was really looking forward to the bottle but really did not enjoy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Bouteille de 500ml. Liquide cuivrée avec de légères particules. Une mousse beige épaisse, Une bouche dont tout se joue avec cette texture crémeuse, huileuse et compacte. Les saveurs comme les flaveurs sont légèrement fumées. Facile à boire. Savoureuse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (651) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
Spina @ fob. Ambrata con schiuma fine e persistente. Attacca con una affumicatura molto importante, poi esce fuori del malto dolce e finale amarognolo ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark amber colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, sulphureous head. Intense, "fleshy" smoky aroma, bacon, ham etc., oak ashes. Taste is smoky in the same direction, underlying malt sweetness, counterbalancing hop bitterness. Sounds simple but is oh soooo good, so well balanced, intense, but not overdone, pushing the boundary right to the edge. One of the highest peaks in Beer Himalayas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (362) - 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 (100) - 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 (370) - - 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 (3570) - 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 (2002) - 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.

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