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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
Draught wood barrel (gravity) @ Schlenkerla, Dominikaner Strasse 6, 96049 Bamberg, Germany.
Clear medium red orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood - oak, smoke - Schlenkerla smoke *<;O), light alcohol, fresh wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, light wood bitter, more sharper than a regular Schlenkerla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091218]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
From tap at Ølbaren. Pours clear and golden orange with a creamy, off-white and dense head. Aroma is smooth beachwood smoked. Not oaks. Smooth sweet, caramelish and mellow smoked. Lovely smooth and light caramelish finish. Greatly wellbalanced. Smooth lasting smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Draft. A deep red beer with a lazing beige. The aroma has strong notes of smoked malt and medium notes of caramel, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of smoked malt, and medium notes of caramel, and wood, leading to a smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25079) - Lyserødovre, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2010
On tap. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dense and stable off-white head leaving some lacework. Sweetish aroma of caramel and baconish smoke. Quite a rich and full body with a solid base of caramel, smoky in a rubbery way with a fairly bitter finish. 141210

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Smoked aroma of burnt wood and caramel with notes of hops. Smoked flavour of burnt wood, caramel and hops. Smoked and hoppy finish. Usually I din’t like smoked beers, but this is good and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottled@SBWF2010. Deep amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, some bacon, mild notes of oak and some slight maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same in a very nice balance with some slight notes of alcohol showin as well. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20166) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear brownish amber, no head. Heavily smoky nose with plenty of bacon and oak. Sweet and full bodied with solid well rounded mouthfeel. Big time smoke flavour. Nice maklt character without any edges. The oak smoke is in fact nearly as good as the beechwood smoke. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Draft @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty smokey caramel aroma. Fruity malty smokey flavor with oaky hints and hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty smokey caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear Fest! Clear amber beer. Light crisp palate but fairly low carbonation. Sweetish malt with a little dark toffee. A nice amount of smoke, not overdone. Balances out really well. Tiny bit of orangey hop in the finish in the semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014
2014-01-16, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Amber color, clean, with good head. Strong smoke aroma, maybe too sweet; Japanese sauce. Full bodied, semi-sweet, smoked but cloying; the final is industrialized.

2013-02-06, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 8-5-7-4-16=40
The aroma is sweet and smokey. The flavor is smooth, round, very sweet, with a lot of smoke and just a touch of firewood.
Very good, but I still find this one too sweet and less harmonious to compete with the Märzen and Urbock.

2012-12-19, bottle, bb 04/2011, about 2 years old, 9-5-9-4-18=45
Hazy dark amber color, with small head. The malt and smoke aroma is sweet and mature. Sweet mouthfeel, full bodied, with good malts, caramel, light fudge; the oak smoke is more pungent that the usual one, and it blends better with the thicker body; quite fat. At this age, it’s delicious.

2011-03-27, bottle, courtesy of Papsø, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Beautiful amber color; medium sized creamy head. Wonderful smoke and malt aroma. Good body strength; strong malt flavor; I find the sweetness to be excessively cloying; correct bitterness level, but contrasting the smoke. Very good, but excessive compared to Märzen and Urbock.

2011-01-14, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Dark mahogany color with ruby shades; creamy head. The aroma is wonderful, deep; smoked sausages, sweet, with light presence of ashes. The body is not very strong, medium, but it’s quite round; good caramel flavor, sausage smoke, moderate sweetness, and a very light sour touch that increases the drinkability; but it misses the bite of the Märzen and Urbock also on draught. It has a correct bitterness, with a pleasant alcohol warmth, but too lean on the malts in the final.
Excellent, I’m having a second glass…

2010-12-03, bottle, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Amber color with copper reflex; the medium-sized head is short lived. The fresh smoke aroma is very nice; but a bit later loses intensity. Full bodied, with a very good malt and caramel flavor; elegant smoke character, well blended; it has a good degree of sweetness, that contributes to create a biscuity touch. Very interesting, but less character than the Urbock and Märzen; anyway, a good number of bottles will find the way to my cellar.

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