Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 842   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
26.11.2013. Savuinen tuoksu hallitsee, ehkä sitä tammea myös, savukinkkua. Myös maussa vahvasti savu, ei kuitenkaan ehkä liikaa, tosin rajalla. Myös tammea, yrttejä ja karamellista makeutta. Jälkimaku pitkähkö, mukana myös tervaa. 8 % myös lämmittää. Ei ihan hehkutuksen veroinen, mutta hyvä.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (424) - 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 (193) - 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 (749) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sugahshark (56) - POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Podane/Served: 2015.03.16, Lager glass, 9°C Partia/Batch: 07 2015, 0,5l Bottle
Aromat/Aroma: Wędzony boczek, słodowe, ziołowe. Skromny charakter koźlaka. / Smoked bacon, malt, herbs. Modest bock character.
Wygląd/Appearance: Klarowna miedziana. Piana solidna, długa, do końca. / Clear copper. Solid head, lasting till the end.
Smak/Taste: Drewniany, wędzony boczek, dym liściastego drzewa, świeży chlebowy. / Woody, smoked bacon, smoke of leaf tree, fresh bread.
Odczucie/Palate: Gęste, pełne, gładkie, wysokie wysycenie. Alkohol ukryty. / Dense, full, smooth, high carbonation. Alcohol is hidden.
Ogólnie/Overall: Pyszny. / Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (144) - CROATIA - MAR 14, 2015
Amber color, small foam. Light smoke aroma, and light sweet taste. It feels plain and like it miss some more stronger aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hrc_Cro (199) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 14, 2015
0.5l bottle. Cloudy copper color with small browny head. Aroma of smoke, caramel and sugar. Taste is sweet with some alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle- amber with a small fizzy light brown head. aroma of firewood, smoke and peat. Taste of peat, firewood, light smoke, caramel and toffee with a little smoked bacon. Heavy body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WhatDaddy (7) - GREECE - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
Bottle, 0,5lt. Found at Valentin - Curious Bierkneipe, Volos. OMG - that’s just the perfect smoked beer and WHY only available for 4 weeks in December?? It got a nice body, looks really rich and heavy. The aroma of course is smoky, but not as much as you thought for a doppelbock. Then, the taste: That’s 8% alcohol? Of course, the oak wood used gets deeper at all fases of sense-experience, but it’s not crushing the other tastes and aromas. A full body that let’s you taste all the smoked malt and yet it is a beer there. Got 2 of it right away and it was delicious. The best balanced smoked beer without being a "drinkable bacon", in an amberlike color with not much carbonation (that pairs with the whole beer perfectly)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[Tap] Deep amber in color with a large and lasting off-white head. Aromas of meaty smoke, oak, peat and sweet toffee. Flavors are more sweet than smokey. Toffee, earthy malts, vanilla and milder wood smoke. Lively carbonation. Lingering toffee and brown sugar. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

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