Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzatoadisback (64) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2016
Dark brown with wonderful reddish hints, soft and white big head, shows decent retention and low lacing. Aroma is strongly smoked (bacon, speck, slight ashes) among a subtle roastiness and some dark fruit notes. In the taste, smoke is less dominant in a perfect balance of sweetness (dark fruits, caramel), bitterness (roasted malts) and smokiness ((bacon, ashes). Leaves a nice mix of smoke and fruity sweetness in the aftertaste. Medium to light body with very low crispness. Splendid smooth but still slgihtly creamy, goes down so easy. Wonderful and highly satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooterbub (1008) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 27, 2016
16.9 ounce bottle. Pours a dark, hazy reddish brown with a thin beige head. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, caramel and wood. Nice smoke and malt aroma. Has a smooth body with a smokey finish. Quite excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndburns (121) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
500ml bottle at Brewhouse & Kitchen (Cheltenham). Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is dominated by smokiness, some dried fruit. Flavour is fruity, smoky, caramel, quite sweet, only a touch bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: smoked meat, chocolate, roasted malt, ashy Taste: rich mouth feel, meaty, slight fishy note Finish: coffee, smoked salmon, dry smoke, dark chocolate (tasted 05/23/16, bottle BB 10/2016)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours an dark amber color with cream head. Smoke, ham, wood, slim jim aromas. Smoke, sausage, ham, wood flavors. Classic rauchbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pioter (114) - POLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Piana obfita, piękna, kremowa. Kolor piwa brązowy. W aromacie przyjemna dawka dymu. Raczej średnie wysycenie i średnia pełnia. W smku raczej słaba goryczka i ponownie dym od drewna. Na pewno ciekawe marcowe, ale ogolnie to dość średnie

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KennethArd (424) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Aroma of peated salami & sweet malt. Clear red/brown with low tanned head. Lightly peated taste of fudge & lightly hoppy. Light body & lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (1031) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2016
From a 5year old bottle into a Chimay glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of liquid smoke, pulled pork, smoked wood. Light carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, molassas, minerals, slight liquid smoke, slight chocolate. Overall unique, flavorful, generally an aquired taste, but tasty for the style, well worth tasting after understanding what this is as a smoked brew. Amazingly potent after many years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (518) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle. Chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of smoke, cichorium. Taste is light bitter, light sweet. This beer is fresh, light, easy to drink. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2016
From a 500ml bottle on 14/6/2016. Pours a very deep amber with a biggish head. The nose features smoke, bacon, ham and ash. All of these feature in the flavour, which is joined by some caramel, brown sugar and a little honey. Features a modest bitterness. The texture is slightly syrupy and the carbonation average. Very cohesive and well balanced. A delightful smoked beer.

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