Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 785   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Nearly clear copper pour with a 1 finger, creamy, soapy beige head. Aroma is definitely recognizeable as oak smoke, some light caramel, tobacco (not smoke), old capsite, wet grass, spice and a bunch more awesome smoke. Flavor is sweet and smoky up front, some caramel and malt sweetness, toffee and bready notes, a decent dose of planty and spicy hops and some grilled fruit and bread to the finish. Medium body with a creamy, oily feel throughout and an all around light to moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff, I really need to buy more Schlenkerla beer for the cold months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (26) - - OCT 29, 2014
Vörösesbarna szín. Illata: Mint a kamra, amiben füstölt árukat tartanak disznóvágás után. Habja egyáltalán nincs. Izében is jelen van a füstösség a maláta édessége mellett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (801) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Deep amber pour. Aromas of maple smoked bacon, light roast. Flavour is nicely smokey with toffee and caramel malts. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (532) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2014
Robe orangée, limpide, carbo moyenne, petit collet. Aromes fumé, bois, caramel. Saveurs douce, le fumé est relativement discret bien contrebalancé par le sucre caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (723) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma is deep smoke, highly roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is rich sweet malts with a oak sweetness and light well balanced hoppiness that finishes pretty smoothly. Appearance is a clear gold /amber with a pearl white head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (328) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1308) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Dark pumpkin orange, with hints of brown at the thick parts. Not much head, but a lovely foamy film that sits on top of the beer. The body doesn’t look amazing, but the color is great. The aroma is an amazing -- AMAZING -- peat smoke. Brings me flashbacks to childhood campfires. Smoked bacon and grilled meats. If you didn’t know this was a beer, you might think your nose was over a grill. I can’t say enough about the aroma: it taps directly into a sense of childhood simplicity, like a carnival or a backyard picnic. The flavor, again, is smoked meat: bacon and smoky, blackened brisket. Not like a barbecue, but like meat slowly smoked over coals and blackened wood. It’s not a spiciness, a la a chipotle ale, but rather like a dry, smoky Rauchbier or a Russian peat-smoked tea. The feel of the beer is slick and oily. It has a thickness on the back end. I do have to say that this is best consumed in small doses. And while it might pair well with a smoked BBQ, it might also be overkill. It might pair even better with a sweeter sauce.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmmbeer (1250) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 1 pint bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent lightened amber with a tint of orange when held to a light source, no head but some frog eyes upon the surface. Near to zero carbonation, aroma of SMOKE (pure smoke, with fish and bacon), leather, and sex- OH YEAH! Hits the mouth with an extremely wide body, malt was smoked with German perfection, middle has an almost Arctic Char (fish) quality to the taste, finish is delightful with heavy strides of smoke and notes of sweetness. That was NICE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (617) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
A while since I drank this, but I remember a) the slightly fishy smoked aroma, b) finding it very drinkable, and c) the distinct and unique aftertaste of sweet chestnuts. Liked this stand-out beer an awful lot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaBeer1972 (1347) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from Yankee in Sturbridge. Poured into a tall lager glass. Light amber color. Thin off-white head. Excellent smoky aromas with light oak. Flavor is complex. Light sweetness. Good bitterness. Smoke and vanilla notes. Plenty satisfying. I really like this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (78) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a nice iced tea colour with a very light brown head. At certain angles the copper colour really shines through and there’s a great visible carbonation. Aroma of smoked meats and leather. Great smokey flavour - bacon, leather, charcoal and a very slight licorice.tjis would go excellently with smoked cheese on a cold day. Holy horn . Where do they hide the 8%? Beer is nice and dense with a light carbonation that doesn’t over power. Coats the mouth well and keeps me coming back.

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