Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (33) - GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
A German, smoked Märzen beer. Nice but quickly fading head. Smells like smoked salami. The beer actually tastes smokey. On the downside, not a lot of other flavors make it passed the strong taste and aroma. Still, a good example of the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Neururer1337 (32) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
Fantastischer Schaumteppich, farblich dunkelbraun mit leichtem Rotstich. Geruch stark rauchig, nach Schinken. Weich und recht rezent im Trunk, sehr rauchig, Schinkengeschmack. Meisterwerk!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (183) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
~1 pint bottle, poured into a nonic pint at ~45 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep, clear garnet red, which can but barely be seen through without light on the opposite side of the glass. Forms a couple fingers of slighty-tan head, which dies to a thick ring and cap in short order. Lacing is quite present. Smell: Heady smoke and ash greet the nose straightaway, redolent with the scent of a campsite in the fall. Greasy, charred meat aromas are also present, as if fresh out of 16+ hours in a low-temperature slow smoker. Beneath the wreath of smoke, a blend of honeyed toast and old leather form a solid malt base. Taste: Smoked meat, of the pork belly and coldwater fish variety, fills the mouth from the first sip, wrapped in a fluffy, thick layer of campfire ash. Honey-drenched toast manifests more as the beer moves along, from an underlying support to a full partner with the dense, smoky flavor. Leather, polished wood, savory, faint white pepper, and some dark toffee also appear through the middle. The finish is all sweet toast and smoke, leaving the mouth coated and salivating for some proper barbecue. Mouthfeel: A full-bodied lager indeed. Overall: You may have heard that Schlenkerla beers have a reputation, as rauchbiers go. It is entirely well-deserved.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jingsommelier (7) - - NOV 3, 2015 does not count
Castaño intenso oscuro, aromas ahumadas, trufas, baicon. Sabor balanceado dulce, ácida y un poco salado y muy poco amargo. Retro gusto tostados. Cuando bebes mas desaparece el ahumado y sientes mas las maltas dulces. Muy refrescante y te pide mas. Cuerpo bajo y suave textura.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (159) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 1, 2015
Very dark brown color with minimal off white foam. Aromas of Lithuanian cured/dried sausage, smoked food? Smells more of meat than malt, but there are hints of malt. Palate, smooth and light, but leaves this like smoked meat and good smoke taste on roof of your mouth, so would say it has long finish, I personaly like it. Taste, of dired and cured meat just like it smells, also malty but watery in a way. Overall really good and interesting beer, although I get sensation like I drink water that leaves the taste afterwards, so as if the beer is okay and quite watery but aftertaste is the main deal here. Recomended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (702) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Clear, ruby brown, rich and lasting beige head, good lacing. Smoky aroma of pit and smoked ham and bisquits. Smoky nites appear in taste backed up by some raisins, bisquits and caramel. Very balanced, excellent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoctorHU (135) - UKRAINE - OCT 27, 2015
The smell of smoke and, of course, smoked, stand up when the beer, the smell begins to dominate smoked bacon, and it’s true. On the palate, too, smoked like eating smoked sausage. Sweets absolutely no aftertaste pleasant "smoky" bitterness. This beer is really worth a try, and lovers, and even indifferent, feeling quite unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 27, 2015
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark brown color with a cap of an off white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds messy glazed lacing sticks to the glass. The smell started off with sweet honey, subtle meats, a little bit of toast, light caramel and rounds out into a sly little bit of breadiness. The taste was mainly sweet with a subtle balance of the smoked malts and smooth crisp bacon to boot. There’s a light sticky sweet smoke to meaty aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed to be good for the style and for me as it’s fairly light and smooth. A light dryness does hit my tongue a bit. Overall, this was a pretty good rauchbier that I would have again. Nice marzen feels underneath.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
greks (214) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
0,5 l Euro-Flasche aus einem lokalen Getränkemarkt. Dunkle Farbe, schöner Schaum. Im Geruch sehr intensive Raucharomen. Im Geschmack sehr rauchig. Im Nachtrunk leichte Kaffeearomen. Leider nicht mein Fall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (240) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Brunatne piwo o średniej pianie, która zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postacie pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat intensywny, wędzony dla mnie przypominający oscypka. W smaku także pierwsze skrzypce gra intensywna wędzonka plus słodycz. Goryczka niska. Ogólnie klasyka gatunku i chyba nic więcej nie trzeba dodawać.

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