Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2289   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1113) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
Purchased from New England Wine & Spirit earlier today. $4.99 ($4.94 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 500 mL bottle.

To long-stemmed red wine glass, it pours a violet-tinted chestnut brown with which an off-white fluffy head 1 finger in length stood.

Aromas of barbecue smoke, German noble hops, DME, toasted sesame seeds, and cotton.
Tastes much the same with the addition of cracked black pepper, clean European yeast, mulch, and sweat.
More cracked black pepper, beech wood, and charred chicken skin experienced by swallow.
Wish there was more of a bite to this brew, but this is true to style and was the perfect day-beer with such beautiful weather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (159) - GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
Schöne braunrote Farbe, Schaum ebbt schnell ab, leichter Film bleibt zurück. In der Nase eindeutig Schinken. Im Trunk setzt sich der fort, allerdings nicht zu penetrant, das Malz kommt mit seiner süffigen Süße noch durch und klingt im Abgang noch nach. Perfekt zur Brotzeit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (465) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Dark beer with a small white head, high carbonation. Taste is very smoky, wood, bacon, caramel and some watery bitter. Aftertaste is smoky.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
EAGLE82 (193) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Somethings you just shouldn’t do. One of them is definately to smoke beer! I just can’t drink it... stopped after one sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (104) - ITALY - APR 12, 2015
Birra color rosso scuro, limpida, con una schiuma non molto persistente. Al naso come in bocca si riescono a percepire i malti che rendono la bevuta equilibrata e piacevole, ma è ovviamente l'affumicatura a farla da padrona: ricorda uno speck molto affumicato o una provola. Corpo medio leggero, va giù che è un piacere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (220) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
La mia prima rauch. L’affumicatura del malto dà a questa birra un fortissimo aroma e sapore di prosciutto affumicato o pancetta, è particolarissimo ma si beve alla grande! Il colore tende al marrone e il malto fa un po’ da contralto all’affumicato che altrimenti coprirebbe troppo ogni altro sapore. Piacevole scoperta.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mackeon (136) - - APR 9, 2015
This is a great example of smoked beer. I don’t like smoked beer, even if the label is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (433) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle @ Michael Svarrer. Aroma of smoke, bacon. Clear brown with off-white head, long lasting. Smoke taste, light+ sweetness. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, smokey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (553) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3410) - 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.

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