Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 773   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from P&M Bonn. Pours a clear copper with a fast vanishing off white head. Aroma is smoked ham, burnt wood. Aroma is light bitter, medium sweet, roasted malt, oak wood, smoked meat. Full bodied and very moderate smokey aftertaste. Okay but I prefer the Urbock or Märzen. This beer is too sweet and lacks the smokey punch of a regular schlenkerla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"looks pretty light for a doppel, significantly lighter than the urbock. different wood made a siginificant difference in the aroma and flavor. full bodied, full of oak and slightly less smokey than the rauch beirs. the smoke and sweet malt compliment eachother to make a nice and tasty, aromatic brew."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5079) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Amber pour with light white head and lace. Aroma is medium smoke, light brown sugar, oak, and raisins. Flavor is large sweet malt, smoke, pepper, fruitiness and a touch of earthy bitters. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A well hidden 8% abv. a really surprising beer for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (341) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Purchased at Liquor Shed. A clear copper pour, small head of foam, not much lacing. The smoke sure does dominate the nose. I get a hint of malty sweet notes from the DB base beer but not much. More of the DB style shines through in the taste. Bready, sweet, and of course, the smoke. Medium body, light to medium co2. A brewery famous for their rauchbiers, this did not disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BagerPL (95) - - SEP 13, 2014
Na podstawie dwóch butelek. Pierwsza była idealna mnóstwo przytłaczającego dymu wędzarniczego, szlachetnego przypominającego naprawdę dobre wędzone wędliny, a nie zwykłą kiełbasę :) ciężkie piwo. Druga przedstawiła już niestety nieco utlenienia w postaci mokrego kartonu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (798) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with small spongy off-white head, smoky aroma, smoky caramel like taste,thin body, low carbonation, very smooth long finish with smoky aftertaste. Smoke is all about this beer in fact, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma:smoked ham,light caramel... Appearance:DArk hazy cooper,light head.. Flavor:smoked,light honey..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3034) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle - 500ml. Beautiful cloudy chestnut budy with an average off-white frothy head. Lovely malty/hoppy aroma with smokey, oaky, and some spicy hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust taste carries strong oaky notes. Herbs and brown sugar are also noticeable. Ends with a long bitter/smokey finish. Solid!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (834) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2014
Gets a ten for the wonderful aroma of German spiced smoked bacon. Buttery, I could expect to be drinking Gruen Speck in a glass. Coppered colour, with a yeasty type of haze in suspension, the flavour is less smoky or swinish. More like a benevolent bock, sweet, with hardly any bitterness, and some cranberry tartness. Brief finish. It is still a worthy relative of those lovely Bamberg smoked beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (3337) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle thnx to sam . Pours clear , dark amber . No real head . Smell is smoked . Good carbo . Taste is smoked in a subtle yet clear way . Pure smokyness , but elegant . I can not enjoy this , but this is one of the first smokeds i can drink ( a bit ) . Some connection is made with smoked cheese i had a couple of weeks ago ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanMalloy (2) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
It tastes like a smoky doppelbock. The smoke is not overwhelming, but it is strong. I enjoy the mix of flavors. Very bitter finish--I think it’s from the hops, not the smoked malt.

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