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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 2143   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (207) - CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a deep amber-brown with a thin finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and moderate lacing. Nose is dominated by mild to moderate smoked malt, with faint Bavarian hops in the background. Taste is sweet dark malt and moderate smoke, building as the pint progresses. Body is lighter than appearance suggests, with carbonation diminishing gradually from lively to moderate at the end of the pint, and a lingering smoky, bitter finish. Not as smoky as I was expecting, to be honest. The bottle claims an "intense smoky aroma and flavour", but I’d say it’s at most moderately smoky. It might very well be overwhelming or shocking to someone who wasn’t expecting it, but I found it to be quite well-behaved and approachable. Still not my favourite style, but I could see this growing on me somewhat with further experimentation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (270) - - SEP 2, 2014
Dark brown color with small head. Aroma of something smoked. I believe it’s smoked malt :) Taste os smoked caramel. Bittersweet. Interesting beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at the Hanging Bat. Pours very dark brown, nose is sweet smoked sausage, taste is dry roast, light smoke, sweet toffee, chewy.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acaffar2 (37) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with minimal head. Medium body. Smells like a bonfire. Strong smoky flavor. Delicious

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
smaynard6000 (634) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown to black color with average-sized beige head. Wonderful aroma of smoked malt. Sweet and smoky caramel malt flavor. Somewhat sweet with some lingering smokiness in the finish. Light on the palate. I love smoked beers and this is a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (284) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Appearance- very dark, ruby tinge when held up to the light, murky, one finger foamy white head. Aroma- big smokiness, bit of roasted malt, burnt treacle, brown sugar, smoked meats, bacon particularly. Taste- loads of smokiness in this- burnt meat, bacon, hot dogs, malty, bitter malts, medium mouthfeel, fairly short finish which is reminiscent of eating barbecued food. Unique and pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (86) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours brown with thick off-white head. Tastes of ham, honey and malts. Light and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JeyAre (210) - - AUG 24, 2014
Quire nice dark color, with tan medium to low head.The arome is quite smokey. The taste is a quite sweet, with just maybe a bit sourness. The palate is quite soft, well balanced, think to oily and soft carbonation, almost flat. Quite good beer, even though not exactly y type.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Underdogs88 (97) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Great smoke, toast aroma. Appearance is garnet brown with a white head with avg head retention. Flavor is somewhat sweet with complementary smoke notes which help to dry it out. Hops bitterness is low. Toasted bread malt flavor. Light body with medium carbonation. Overall, it’s a great smoke beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JerseyBrew (35) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Perfect amount of smoke for me. Fits very well with the base style, but I would like a but more body. The smoke will still dry the beer out in the end. Also seems way to dark for the style and body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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