Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 721   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 (1306) - Sydney, - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdcourtney (39) - Berlin, Germany, - APR 17, 2014
Very nicely balanced rauchbier. Doppelbock character dominates with maltiness and light alcohol, and the smoke in the flavor compliments the beer’s complex malt sweetness. Light amber color, crystal clear . Smoke aroma mixes with malt character in the nose, and the smoke character lasts to the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (464) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear amber, small white head, great lacing. Aroma, malty, smoke, caramel, toffee, . Taste, smoke, malts, sweet caramel. I love the smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2166) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Tap. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, caramel and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An awesome smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
50 cl. bottle. Dark clear golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, oak, caramel, malt and hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DennisKirk (59) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Flaske 0,5 liter, Smagt hos Lars, god røget smag, bære dog nag af noget pølse af en art, dufter godt, men mangler lidt i smagen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (214) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2014
From bottle. Nice, luminescent amber brown. Small white head. Big charcoal nose. Lots of smoke. Some ash. Smells kind of like the shirt you wore next to a campfire when you smell it the next day. Taste is ash and smoke forward. Some basic maltiness. A small hint of caramel sweetness. Very interesting. Could not see myself throwing back a couple of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Tröls. A smoke and spicebomb this is a beer that’s packing a sensoric punch, not really my cup of tea though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Smoketastic! Rich smokey malt aroma and taste with a smooth, lightly sweet finish. Would be great on ribs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1867) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a brown, red color, with a thin lacy head of white cream. Aroma is the peaty earthy smoke. Flavors are lightly sweet, earthy, and a tangy smoke. Complex and rich in character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (78) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Dark golden brown small tan head. Aroma of wood malt and a hint of smoke. Flavor is sweet and smokey. Not that familiar oak smoke but more emphasis on the smoke. Reminiscent of bacon. Long sweet finish, smoke lingers but a a hint. Mostly malty finish. Fun tasty beer.

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