Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 848   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Sweet and meaty aroma. Dark amberish body; thin head. Flavor same as aroma, sweet and meaty. Can’t tell the difference between beech and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (4) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
50cl bottle purchased at Havnelageret pub, Norway. Pours a nice, slight brown colour. Aroma reminds a little of bacon. The taste is sweet despite the smell of bacon. Would definitely try again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (206) - Padova, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ chiaro, limpidissimo, con schiuma bianca, abbastanza abbondante, che diminuisce velocemente, ma che ne rimane sempre un millimetro sulla superficie. AROMA: soprattutto un ottimo affumicato, legno di montagna, unito a del caramello. GUSTO: soprattutto maltato, affumicato e anche caramello. Luppolo quasi assente. Corpo e carbonizzazione medi. CONCLUSIONE: birra molto gradevole e beverina (nonostante i suoi 8 gradi). Batte sempre sull’affumicato e maltato, e questo fa si che alla lunga rilasci un retrogusto un po’ stucchevole. Ma ciò non toglie che stiamo davanti ad una grande birra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (205) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Bierzwerg, best before 31/5/2015. Slightly hazy, luscious, orangeish amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Lovely aroma of raisins, molasses and cane sugar, covered by a heavy, smoky layer of coal and burnt wood. Superb sweetish taste of raisins, molasses and cane sugar, accompanied with a lovely, not overshadowing, smoky flavour of coal and burnt wood. Relatively short, slightly bitter finish with a lasting smokiness. Medium to full body, smooth and oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Again a wonderful Schlenkerla brew, so well balanced and intense. Absolutely no recognition of the 8% abv, just damn quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1289) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with almost no head at all. Aroma is heavy on the bacon and smokiness. Taste is more subtle of the aroma with a smoked meat flavor that lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikaLukanainen (102) - POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Pours deep clear brown colour with a small and quickly fading head.Moderately strong aroma of smoke, some caramel and dried plum. Some alcohol note is present too. The taste is much better with a very distinct bonfire smoke note, a hint of caramel and dried fruits and a pleasant slighty bitter finish. I found it unexpectedly dry, lacking the body that doppelbocks are famous for but enjoyed it enough to be satisfied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (153) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Kolor: bursztynowy, klarowny.
Piana: dość obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, zwarta i trwała, zostawia ślady na szkle.
Zapach: wędzone śliwki, lekkie melanoidyny, aromaty opiekane, karmel.
Smak: solidna baza słodowa, duża pełnia, wyraźna słodycz, wędzonka również konkretna jak w aromacie, wyczuwalne również nuty opiekane, goryczka, niska może w kierunku średniej o lekko przypieczonym charakterze.
Wysycenie: średnie, bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours orange. Nose is smoke, smoked ham. Taste is sweetish malty with smoky notes, caramel, tar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
Braun, rötlich. In der Nase herzhafter Schinken, Rauch, Eichenoten. Am Gaumen schöne Süße, Eiche, Schinken, leicht herb, Malz. Süffig. SEhr gutes Rauchbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (208) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 21, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa miedziana, klarowne. Piana niska, drobna.
AROMAT: Wyraźnie beczkowy aromat, intensywna dębowa dymioność. Oczywiście są wyczuwalne, ziołowość, korzenność słody i karmel.
SMAK: Dobre proporcje wędzoności, goryczki oraz słodowości. Lekki karmel, alkohol jest i rozgrzewa przełyk.
OGÓLNIE: Kolejne bardzo udane piwo "klasyk" z tego browaru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (772) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
great, intense smoky aroma, malty, caramel, very distant hoppy notes; amber, light brown, clear, minimal off-white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, umami?, medium+ body, oily, thick feel, very soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: very, very smoky, like liquid sausage :), great aroma, fine palete and taste, very well-made but too sweet for me

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