Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2308   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Hazy brown color with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of sweet smoke. Flavor of smoke with hints of salt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 1. Barrel Draught at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 06/08/2003 Mid brown coloured with an extremely smoked aroma and flavour. Lasting bacon finish. 2. From a 5l Minikeg at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010 Big smoked aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth and a little rich on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a smoky bacon flavoured malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with barely any head that amazingly manages to hold on throuhout the glass. Heavy smoke aroma. Smoke and more malts. Heavy smoke on the flavor. Smoked wood, smoked fish, and more smoke. That classic Marzen flavor barely comes through in the finish. Pretty good if you are in the mood for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Nice dark brown color, tan head with decent retention. Excellent lacing. Aroma is nice and smoky sweet. More subtle that some other smoked beers that overdo it. Overall impression can be summed up in three words: rich, smooth, and smoky. Not my favorite style but a quality brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (418) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2006
This is different! The aroma is of kielbasa or smoked bacon. The head is creamy off white, fully diminishing with good lacing. The body is a deep red/brown. The initial flavor is a light bitter and the finish is a light bitter and the duration is long. The body is light to medium and the texture is almost creamy with light carbonation. This would be an excellent bier to have with stuffed grilled jalapeno’s and habenero’s. We stuff them with Italian sausage, gouda cheese and cover with bacon and put on the grill for 45 minutes to an hour - Man would this be good with that!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
freekyp (1619) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
A leathery smoke aroma and flavor dominate this brew in a good way. My favorite of the three Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbiers, this brew is not so sweet as the bock, but has a bit more girth than the weizen. Its a good middle ground and an excellent pairing with any steak or beef meal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
The smokebeer. I’ve heard so much about them so I had to track one down. Pours a beautiful bronze colour with a long lasting tan head and decent lacing. Being a smokebeer, there’s no surprise the nose smells of smoke. Wood smoke, like a campfire, and traces of leather, almost cheesy. I know, it sounds disgusting, but it really does smell pretty nice. Taking a mouthful, the smoke flavour persists in a malty, even bitterness straight through to the finish. A very interesting beer like nothing I’ve ever had before. I liked it. (500ml bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5555) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle: Huge smoked cheese aroma and little if anything resembling a Marzen. Pours a dark transparent amber with a small off-white head with decent retention. Okay lacing. Flavor is pretty much dominated by smoke as well with some notes of bacon. Light caramel in the far background with some hints of Euro-lager in the finish that lingers slightly into the smokey aftertaste. As it warms, some Marzen characteristics become noticeable, but still very subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Smokey... Beer that tastes like ham. how can you go wrong with that? Nice dark color. Nice malty flavor with smoke all throughout.. Not an every day beer but certainly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1067) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle 500ml - Dark red colour with a thin white head that disapear quickly. This is all about smoke. The aroma reminds me of the time I was working as a chef and once a month we where receiving fresh smoked meats from a local "fumoir" there was this home made ham and smoked sausages, home made bacon...mmmmm!!! this is real wood smoke. The taste is of smoke, wood, toasted malts and a nice bitterness from hops. Not the most complex beer, but I love the experience. This is excellent with cheese.

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