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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 2309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bamberg’s speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2006
500ml. bottle. Dark copper with a small, but long lasting beige head. Aroma of wood smoke with some"meatiness" to it along with caramel malts and a touch of tobacco. Flavor was tons of smoke, but not as much as the Urbock or Weizen. Then again it could just be that I am getting more used to rauchbiers. Hints of bacon, molasses, wood and tobacco. If you told me two years ago I would be enjoying this beer I would have said you were crazy. Now I am becoming crazy for smoked beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 DON’T BE SCARED OFF BY THE STRONG AROMA. Pours deep mahogany brown w/ a full semi creamy froth. Aroma of smoked meat is strong. Reminds me of the morning after a campfire. That heavy smoked aroma is in your hair, clothes. Brings back memories. Medium nectar w/ soft residul effers. Flavors are surprisingly mellow w/ a defined smokey character. Mellow fruit w/ softly leathered jerkey and slight creamy vanilla garter. Surprisingly easy to palate after the big smokie nose. Just a pinch of bitterng on the finish. This one improves upon warming. I bought two bottles. I anticipated drinking only one of them. I drank one cold then the other made the hour trek home in a paper sack. It was so delicious I couldn’t resist. The temperature of bottle two was perfect. This brew rocks. It’s so easy to drink with perfect balance of flavor.It’s funny how an aroma will evoke such childhood memories. I highly recommend this brew. DON’T BE SCARED OFF BY THE STRONG AROMA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
500ml Bottle: My 101st review, only hours after #100. This was supposed to be my century mark but it scared me to so I waited until dinner. Pours ruby red with an off-white head that quickly faded to significant lacing. Aroma of liquid smoke, if you’re familiar with that, much like hickory although we’re told it’s beechwood. As it warms you get touches of sweet malt. Initial ice cold flavour is just dominated by smoke, this is one you must allow to warm. Once it was only cool the malts and hops were brought out, but the smoke is still prominent. Excellent workmanship, and I can respect the effort, but I’ll never drink one again. Take that for what you will.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2006
This is my 100th beer (im finally in the club) and I couldnt have asked for a better beer. Bottle. Nice brownish colour with a off white head. The smokey taste was very unique and reminded me of a bonfire. I will definitely drink this again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Brown hue. Smells like smoked salami or gouda to me (smoked of course). After a few sips the smoky flavor leaves enough room for a faint sweet kick and a tiny bitter hop touch, but just barely. Goes well with the roast beef and havarti I’m having. No way in hell I’d have this beer without food. Excellent for its style, but not my thing at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 28, 2006
(500 ml bottle from Belfast Co-op) Slightly cloudy tea-ish brown body with a tall tan head that quickly recedes to about 1/2". Aroma dominated by sweet smoked meat, maybe some caramel if you really dig. Mouthfeel smooth, lightly prickly, a bit dry. Sloppy, spotty lacing. Flavor is highly smoke-driven, hard to pick out much underneath. Sweet smoked meat with a malt backbone buried in there is about best I can describe. Finishes somewhat bitter, and aftertaste is more bitter than smokey. Texture and taste-wise, I enjoyed the Urbock and Lagerbier more than this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle. Nice mahogny colour with a good creamy offwhite head. The smoked meat aroma is also very appetising. Malty sweetness is well balanced by smoked meat flavours. Still ending with a dry mouthfeel. A nice classic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Pours a deep brown color with offwhite head. Aroma is of a smoked meat. Taste is smoke with a bit of malt and barely noticeable hops. I’ve wanted to try this beer for a very long time so I picked up 4 of them. Potent stuff compared to Rogue’s Smoke Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - AUG 26, 2006
Pours mahogany with a patchy and edgy off-white head. Aroma is smoked meat, roasted nutty malt (grain, meal) yeast (earth) and bacon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4786) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Sharp hickory-smoked meat notes. Offwhite micro head with good retention leaves slight lacing as it recedes. Creamy smoked sweetness with a lasting bittered smoke finish.


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