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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
Half-litre bottle, just out of date when poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Nov 2012 @ home. Good clear amber body with a creamy tan coloured head (for twenty seconds), the head sadly soon turned into a wispy covering and collar. Smoked German ham came straight into my mind as I poured the beer and the aroma left the bottle. This beer is a liquid version of smoked ham that has been infused with dark, sweet, malty molasses and wraped in hops. Really enjoyed this beer: I’ve been to Bamberg a few times and have struggled to embrace the whole rauch scene in general, wish I’d found this during my visits, it might have changed my view of smoky brews: oak obviously does it for me rather than the beech!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma:smoked ham,light caramel... Appearance:DArk hazy cooper,light head.. Flavor:smoked,light honey..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (807) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (2992) - 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 ..

3.7
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
The aroma of smoke (bacon) drifts up a medium amber pour wih with ivory head and no lacing. The taste is smoky with flora hints and toasted malts. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is very tasty and not as smoky as some other Aecht brews. It is my favorite so far.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arnold931 (524) - Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Smells and tastes like old bacon. Not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2260) - 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 (1085) - 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 (4438) - 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


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