Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
From the Bottle: Pours a deep mahagony color with little head. Aroma is of ham, maybe some burnt notes of greese. A little bit of alcohol, smoke from a campfire on the nose, but mainly ham. A nice amount of carbonation lacing rising to the top. Taste is also of ham, while I smelled little more than ham I taste nothing BUT ham. Quite interesting, I agree that it might be great with some yellow cheeses or maybe salami. Even has a little bit of a gouda taste to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
16.9oz bottle. My third of the Schlenkerlas I bought a couple months back. Pours a clear brown with a red tinge with a medium-large frothy khaki head. Head stayed throughout, and the lacing was so thick there was just one big lace in my glass. The first aroma I pick up on is of course smoked malts (think campfire), a little metal, and pepper. Not quite as smoky in the flavor, though it is dominant. Some roasty malts in there as well. A little bit of a slight bitter, chalky finish with some charcoal ash. Could have a little more carbonation, but a solid beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2006
From the bottle.

I’ve had this one sitting in my cellar for six months or so; I was inspired by Oakes’ latest column ( http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer-News/Article-621.htm ) to pull it out and give it a taste.

Pours an elegant clear caramel brown without much head. Smoked malt of course dominates the aroma, with a bit of dry-cleaner’s shop in there as well. The flavor is not as powerfully smoky as the aroma, at least on the front side of each sip. This gives the caramel malts a chance come through, rich and slightly sweet, before the smoke intermingles with mild bitter hops to provide the finish.

I’m relative newcomer to smoked beers; in some ways the smoked malts remind me of a strongly dry-hopped IPA in the mouth-drying finish. I can’t say that I’m to the point where I prefer the smoke to the hops, but this is interesting and enjoyable as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
A very nice rauchbier, this one was great from the pour onward. The poure was dark brown with a great pillowy head that really laced quite nicely. The aroma was of deep smoked hickory wood (the char from a fire) and exceeded my prior single rauchbier experience. Flavor was strong and deep malts. This beer was super rich in both malty character and smokiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacktripper (20) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Pours a deep, dark red with an aroma of sausage, firewood, pine, salt and pepper. Tastes exactly how it smells, very meaty and spicy with a heavy emphasis on malt. Drinking this is like drinking in the memories of a campfire cookout from years past, one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 a totally amazing and unique experience. The aroma is explosive, very burned and smoked. Great looks, dark with a small white head. Taste is also extremely smoked, a whole lot of meat, spices and malt!! Not exactly a session beer, but so wonderful and unique

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - JUN 1, 2006
I don’t really know how to begin to describe this beer. It hits you with the aroma of campfire and pine, with a lot of bacon, sausage, salt, and pepper. It’s a great pour, with a foamy head that lasts the glass and a deep red amber color. It’s the first smoked I’ve had, and it’s really a lot of fun to drink. Great palate. Everybody should try this, but I don’t think I could drink it on a regular basis. Great brew though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a white head. Aroma of smoke, and smoked sausages. Flavor is sausage-like, smoke, and slight bitterness, sounds disgusting, but it was unusually pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2601) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
Bouteille de 50 cl. Couleur rousse très foncée, pas de collet. Arome fumé, mais pas plus que ça. Goût fumé faible. Elle n’est pas mauvaise, mais ordinaire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
I have to go back and have this again. My impression was smoke and smoke, sweet malt and a little bitterness. I had too many beers to taste before it, and I had it with strong smoked meats and sauerkraut, and I am sure that my palate was not able to do the beer justice.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 170 171 172  173  174 175 176 » 227

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50