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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subliminal64 (62) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Wow, so much to say about this beer. As soon as you open it you can smell smoked wood. Almost like a smoked cheese or bacon aroma. Pours a dark brown colour. Next to no head. Taste is smooth with no aftertaste. The smoke flavour really come through. Not too heavy. Good amount of carbonation. Silky smooth on the tongue. Overall I was very impressed. I had check the rating on this beer prior to purchasing, and i wasn’t disappointed. I will make a point of purchasing this one again. MB

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1395) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2015
Brown color with amber highlight and a nice tan head. Smoky bacon aroma, roasted malts beneath. Taste is lightly smoky, more of the smoked malts, nice balance with a herbal feeling. Texture is silky and the beer feels lighter than expected. A classic.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
josanguapo (505) - SPAIN - OCT 15, 2015
From elcervecero. In Paulaner glass. Playing Bit Adventure. Smells and tastes like tobacco. Couldnt finish. Like drinking and smoking at same time. Taste improves with nose covered

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (189) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
Liquid campfire! I love this kind of beer. It sure is smokey, and lovely. Smoke on the nose and some caramel, taste: smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (363) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2015
En rigtig øl! Smag af røget ål, og en smag af det samme, det er en enten kan lide eller ej-øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (350) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Uniquely exotic and more sophisticated than its critics give it credit for, this most renowned rauchbier in the world provides a distinctive and enjoyable Marzen experience featuring the classic Bamberg smokiness that defines this style. From an imported bottle, this beer pours a rich caramel brown color with a generous khaki-white foamy head, looks more like a solid marzen than most marzens I have seen, impressive appearance. The aroma gives off a strong and blunt "smoked ham" flavor that may be understandably off-putting to some, but this overt and overwhelming smokiness does not carry over into the flavor, which to be sure has a strong smoky element but without the meaty ham notes. Indeed, the flavor reveals an excellent interplay of smoky and classic caramel malty notes, along with some subtle cocoa in the finish. Truly, other than in the aroma, the smokiness is not overpowering and allows the classic marzen flavors to show through. A delightful culinary experience overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2190) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2015
From bottle at Tolkien’s House in Zagreb with TO 07.10.15. Clear copper. Diminishing pale brown head. Fantastic aroma and taste of smoked sausages and tar that you would find in the keel of old wooden boats. Crisp mouthfeel making it easy to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulioRangel (81) - Salvador, BRAZIL - OCT 4, 2015
Cerveja produzida a partir de malte defumado, com aroma marcado de fumaça. Cerveja de corpo moderado e paladar arredondado. Cerveja bastante escura.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalflake (71) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from the SAQ. Poured into a pint glass, light brown with a thin beige head. As expected, smoke dominated the aroma, with sweet maltiness and even a bit of fruit showing up afterward. Smoke remained on the finish. Fantastic pairing with the applewood-smoked ribs I had it with!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Had the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen a few weeks ago, so decided to try this one. The lady in Glug was at pains to stress that this is a full-on smokebeer Poured into an English pint. Dark ruby red, with a thin off-white skim. Aroma of smoked meat, or more accurately smoky bacon crisps. I love the way the smokiness dominates but doesn’t overwhelm, and allows some background fruitiness through, while the palate manages to suggest creaminess. Would be delicious with something gamey involving paprika.

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