Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4924) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2006
This beer is for cookimg with only. You should not put this in your stein and be able to enjoy this as a session. Very dark for a Marzen. The smoke aroma overpowers any malt aroma. The smoke salami flavor overpowers any you try to eat or drink for the next few days!!! Very unique beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
From a 1 pt. 9 oz. euro brown bottle with no freshness date. Poured a rudy hued dark brown with a foamy off-white/beige head that settled into a thin lacing, small amount of sticking. Aromas of a quality smoked ham, the kind of smell that makes you drool, an vanilla oak woodiness and a sweet caramelized maltiness in the background. The right amount of moderate carbonation and a crisp, chewy and smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Delicious smokey tasty, a nice meatiness, a caramelized sugary maltiness, a vanilla oak woodiness, the hops provide a soft bitterness in the middle, and a smokey malt with touches of caramel finish, smooth, good drinkability. This is my second rauchbier from this brewery and I have to say, so far, I’m pretty impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
500 ml bottle direct from Germany. Wow, blazing ham smoke aroma! This is what Beechwood aging is really supposed to mean - just kidding this is smoked with beech not fermented in it. Huge smokiness may be off-putting to some but this is a true to style Rauch Marzen. Pours a firey deep amber/brown-orange color that floats a rocky head. Sweet maltiness upfront ending with dark toastiness from Munich malts yieldiing a satisfying dryness to wrap it up. A great drinking beer probably best enjoyed in moderation as it will wipe out the flavor of any lesser beer you might want to be quaffing :-)

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