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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 861   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1321) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (349) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish brown with a large, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Smoked malt aroma with wood and caramel. Sweet flavour of caramel with smoked malt and wood, leading to a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Nicely done and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1196) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Smoke is the main player here, like with pretty much all of Aecht Schlenkerla beers. Good mix of sweet malts to compliment the smoke. This was another treat from this brewer. Not getting much of the hops. Good beer and somewhat original.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
83Johan (3) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
Røget blød øl. Den minder om en wiskey, men er ikke med skarp eftersmag. Ikke for alle, da den er røget.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (94) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
Aroma: smoke, caramel, Appearance: amber, clear, white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, smoke Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Excellent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbomb65 (26) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from McHugh’s in Dublin. As soon as you open the bottle the smokiness hits you but its not unpleasant. There’s a real oaky smokiness with this and cured bacon but also fairly sweet with dark malt and dark fruit but with a smoothish mouthfeel. For me the "smoky bacon" is just a little too much but nice all the same.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (165) - - APR 28, 2015
Aroma: ham, smoke, caramel, bread Taste: light bitter, heavy sweet, ham, smoke, bread, caramel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (747) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2015
500 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de
Copper, clear body, with a medium, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of bacon, lots of sweet, dark malts, slight ash.
Taste follows this, with some more sweet fruits and subtle hops.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smokey, bitter.sweet, a bit wooden.

Very good. Typical bacon notes, paired with a big, smooth malt body. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Didn’t enjoy this as much as the Urbock though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (581) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 25, 2015
bottle kindly shared by Saeglopur, many thanks Thomas :) smells smoked, strong smell of bacon, creamy, quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel, rather sweet, taste of bacon, citric, light wooden note in the background. finishes rather bitter / sweet. smells nice, taste is a bit weird bitter / sweet, expected a bit more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordBrew (43) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
Piwo o pięknej miedzianej barwie, idealnie klarowne. Piana drobna, utrzymuje się. Aromat - POTĘŻNA WĘDZONKA, szynkowa, z nutą "ogniskową". Smak - wędzonka porządna ale nie tak silna jak w aromacie. Piwo nieco szczypie w język, czuć te 8%. Wędzoność nie zdominowała całkowicie smaku, czuć że to dopplebock - karmelowa pełnia, solidne ciało, nuty suszonych owoców. Średnio wysycone. Zacne.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Old rating. Love these smoked Beers. Dark brown pour. Bacon, ham, campfire, wood dominate. No apologizes. Medium bodied. Drinkable as rauchs go. Yum.


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