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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 761   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a copper amber with minimal head and lacing. Aroma forward with smoke, caramel, and sweet malt. Flavor is actually a lot more complex than the aroma let on. If more smoke beers were like this one, I could definitely start enjoying the style a bit more.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2160) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Copper coloured with sweet red fruit and currant flavours, strong smoked beechwood notes and a roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Medium amberish copper color with a small head. Really nice smoked flavor better than most smoked beers. Taste is wonderfully smooth and mild but still great smoked flavor

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014

Appearance: Clear deep nutty color with an off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bacon, oak and smoked aroma.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderat bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Mild smoked and some ham, bacon, oak and a fine malty background.
Overall impression: Decent smoked beer.
Personal stats: Bottle at Havnelagert in Fredrikstad, Norway. Shared by kaaz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (484) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Deep gold pour with very little head, light carbonation. Aroma - smoke, more smoke, more wood fire than meaty. Taste - slightly sweet, toffee, smoky - this is more a bacony smoke than in the aroma. Nice, very different, quite enjoying it on a winter night

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Belle bière cuivrée, coiffée d’une mousse timide qui se résorbe rapidement en un mince voile qui reste en place. Une dentelle est observée. Ça sent le hareng fumé, le bois et des fruits quelconques. Un goût plutôt doux en bouche. Certes c’est fumé, mais pas trop. C,est aussi caramélisé, ou peut-être est-ce du miel boisé et légèrement amer. Ça goûte par moment le raisin sec. M.A. 06-2014 (1137-040714)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
A nice smoked beer, not as intense as other beers. Pours a very nice deep orange, with very little head. Smells and tastes of oak and BBQ. Had on tap at The Ginger Man in NYC.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a quick dissipating head atop a clouded, sediment-filled brown orange body. Nose of pre-cooked biscuit dough. Minor taste of smoke and very breaded malt through the body, some hidden pears and honey. The flavour hides the 8%ABV very very well. So smooth and not as "smoked jerky" as the Marzen. Very nice, calm and sip-able. Bottled April 2011, sampled in a tulip glass. Thanks Alessandro!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aronvarga (268) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 2, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark amber color, short-life medium size yellowish beige head, slight smoked ham aroma, medium body, decent carbonation, sweet malty and toffee taste, smokey palate without hoppy notes. Nice one but too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Clear copper with a thin film of head. Aroma more of oak than smoke and some syrup. Taste is sweet over bitter. Body is medium, carbonation low. Heady stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3142) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 040514. Lots of campfire smoke in the aroma and a good dose of smokiness in the flavour.


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