Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2203   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (251) - - NOV 27, 2014
You think it’s black, but against the light it is cherrywood brown. Very thin off-white head. No measurable lacing. Aromas of camp fires, burning wood, smoke, and a hint of bacon, and smoked meats. A slightly surprising medium mouth feel, with a slight oiliness.. A lot more of the aromas are on the palate, with a sneaky sweet maltiness lurking under it all. No hop presence that I can detect. A few years back, this was my first smoke beer, and years later, nothing has beaten it yet in this category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1355) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Clear beautiful deep autumn auburn color with a fair beige head. The signature smokiness I’ve come to love and appreciate from this series. Soft. That great campfire character. Tremendous. A great drinkable smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (603) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
super smoky, but a fresh smoky, like the fire is burning strongly and the sausages were just cooked, not like how your sweatshirt smells in the morning. Strong but smooth, light, leaves a great rustic/smoky tastes in the back of your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (218) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a brief head. Aroma of smoke and bacon. Medium bitterness. Smoky finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 21, 2014
creamy medium foam. redish dark color. smoke and bacon is very apparent in the smell, i also smell hints of (maybe hazelnut) liquor. slick texture, medium body. bacon and smoke again in the flavor, more subtle though than the smell would suggest. medium bitter finish. overall the flavors were not as strong as the smell would suggest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wuct (3) - TAIWAN - NOV 20, 2014 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baalzevuv (38) - - NOV 20, 2014
Piękny aromat a’la grodziskie z butelki. Piana obfita, trwała, grube pęcherze, lacing średni. Piwo bardzo wędzone. Kolor ciemnoczerwony, pełny. Klarowne. W smaku słodycz, lekki karmel i gorycz. Wszystko dosyć stonowane, w postaci dodatków do konkretnego wędzenia. Odczucie w ustach pełne, ale nie intensywne. Gaz rozchodzi się po całej jamie ustnej, lecz szybko znika. Goryczka lekko ściągająca.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
puredelusion (47) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 18, 2014
0,5 bottle. Great looking bottle. Brown nice head. Aroma of smoked wood, caramel and bread. A little bit oily, with nice aftertaste. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
miirab (1) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
A proper rauchbier, mild bitterness, toffee roasted flavour with a smoky bacony after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Filipbeer (98) - - NOV 16, 2014
Dark brown color with creamy head. Very good lacing. Roast aromas, mainly smoky. Also some fruits and some of caramel and vanilla. In mouth it is slightly bitter. Medium body and a bit oily. Good carbonation. To sum up, equilibrated but slight flavor.

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