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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 2271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (509) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Beautiful ruby color, transparent with a weak head and nice bubbliness. Smell is smoke, caramel, toffeed apple. Sausage, smoked ham. Taste is watery bitter with a delicious smoky sweetness. Like having grilled boar with caramelised apple :-) The balance is perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3403) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Nice amber pour with a creamy tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has nice bold smoke...campfire with a bit of bbq. Flavor follows suit...assertively smoky but not overboard...some earthy hoppiness and a light minerally note. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is dry and smoky/earthy hoppy. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mars276 (35) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 1, 2015
Kolor: Mocnej herbaty. Piwo jest klarowne. Piana: Drobnopęcherzykowa, obfita, trwała. Pięknie oblepia szkło. Aromat: Wędzonka bukowa, zapach grilla, kiełbasy, boczku. Aromat jest przyjemny i dość intensywny. Minimalna nutka żelazista. Na teście skórnym wyłazi ewidentne żelazo. Smak: Niska goryczka. Mocna wędzonka z domieszką krwi. Żelazo jest niestety wyraźnie wyczuwalne, ale w kombinacji z mocną wędzonką nie przeszkadza. Piwo jest pół-słodkie. Niska goryczka moim zdaniem nie kontruje tej słodyczy w wystarczającym stopniu. Wysycenie: Średnie - w porządku. Opakowanie: Ładna etykieta w niemieckim stylu. Minus za brak dokładnych informacji o zasypie, chmieleniu i drożdżach. Bardzo dobry rauchbier. Jestem trochę zaskoczony obecnością żelaza w piwie. Mimo to jest to jedno z najlepszych piw dymionych jakie miałem okazję pić. Podniósłbym trochę goryczkę dla skontrowania wyraźnej słodyczy, ale to nie zarzut, a jedynie osobiste preferencje. Szczerze polecam.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Wooden keg at Schlenkerla in Bamberg. "Smoked beer ... come on, this is going to be terrible." Yet there I was, so I ordered one with a plate of Limburger cheese. The wooden keg in the corner provided a nice glass with a great volume of foam. Very clear beer coming from a wooden keg I was somewhat surprised. Smell is smoky, but not overly so. Surprisingly drinkable and went perfectly with the cheese, which was served with a sweet vinegar sauce and onions. It was so good I had another for dessert. I’ve had this in bottle before and wasn’t a fan, but on tap in Bamberg .... really a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1956) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2015
Keg at Beergeek. In bottles previously. This beer is quite remarkable. I like it in small measures but a whole bottle tends to be too much for me. It pours a clear Amber colour with a beige head. The aroma is striking. Heavy Bamberg smoke which reminds me immediately of ’Frazzles’ brand bacon crisps. The flavour is so dominated by the smoke. It’s very nice in smaller doses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (793) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Brown body tan head. Aroma is smoke some roasted malts. Taste is also roasted malts with some smoke and some dark caramel. Aftertaste is roasted malts with some bitterness. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (506) - - MAR 27, 2015
Smoke and tar in aroma. Very pleasant. Clear dark Brown colour. Nice head. Light bitterness, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of taste and a creamy feel combining for a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (83) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Used to drink in this ancient Bamberg gasthaus back in the 1960’s with the beer poured right out of the oak casks. Never really a favorite of mine, I had to retry it after enjoying and rating the nearby Fort Hill brewery’s rauchbier. The Schlenkerla is a far deeper brew, more robust and full bodied than its American cousin, but of course, they’ve had centuries to refine it. Definitely a different style of beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
panyeti (10) - Wrocław, - MAR 25, 2015
Coś wspaniałego. Intensywny smak wędzonki nie wpływa na pijalność - wchodzi lekko i przyjemnie. Co więcej - ani trochę się nie nudzi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keogh (114) - Świebodzice, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Barwa ciemno brunatna, piana obfita i trwała. W aromacie konkretna wędzonka, do tego karmel - bardzo intensywny i przyjemny aromat. W smaku podobnie z lekką goryczka, średnią słodyczą. Średnie wysycenie, spodziewałem się troszkę cięższego piwa - a tu niespodzianka bo bardzo pijalne i lekkie jak na ten styl, bardzo udane, dla fanów wędzonki must drink.


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