Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 2223   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loubar (114) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
16.9 oz. bottle from Cost Plus. Very big, white head on a ruby brown body. Nose of yeast with a hint of smoke. Mellow smoked wood flavor supported by a pleasant caramel malt body. Incredibly smooth and drinkable - no astringency despite the smoke. The almost dry finish is somewhat crisp and leaves a touch of biscuit like sweetness and a lingering smokiness. World Class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (459) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hub66 (177) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2014
couleur brun foncé; mousse beige très fine; forte odeur de feu de bois (trop); goût malté et fumé; finale légèrement amère; bière intéressante malgré le fait que je n’aime pas trop ce style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (260) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
From brewers droop, Bristol
500ml [BBE:04/2015]
Blood alc:91mg/100ml

Big rich smoked cheese aroma with sweet maltiness and one pence pieces (and twos). Nice deep brown with a little rediness and a fine white head. Flavour is light but significant smoke with a medium sweet and also dry maltiness with an afterglow of honey.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
einherjar (65) - CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark with small white tan head. Smoky aroma. Taste medium bitter and smoky finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkseduction (635) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
Vom Holzfass@ Schlenkerla Bamberg. Wunderbar aus dem Holzfass gezapft, stabilere, sahneartige Schaumkrone. Raucharomen überall, aber auch frisches Brot und Schmalz. Äußerst gelungen im Verhältnis BittereHerbe. Zurecht ein Weltklassiker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1178) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
This beer pours a dark reddish brown with a medium off-white head that fades slowly, and the aroma blends roasted malts with smoke. The taste is slightly sour and slightly bitter with an aftertaste that is purely smoke. The palate has a soft carbonation, then texture, and a medium-light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (433) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Crystal brown/reddish color with a generous fluffy white head. Aromas is rich in smoked meat and bacon, with a sweet malt backgorund. Taste is very rich, with smoked meat, bacon and slightly dark fruits ans sweet malts. Can’t find any bitter trace in this beer. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (926) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2014
A surprisingly dark brown (like strong black iced tea), with a medium-fine, tan head that fades to a small ring quickly. Aroma is grassy smoke with some light, grainy malt sweetness. Evokes smoked salmon. Body is medium light, on the watery side, with a medium-heavy carbonation, moderate-to-intense burn. Flavor is medium-light smokiness with some spicy grass and grain. Less sweet tasting, even a bit thin (especially compared with my expectations from the bocks by Schlenkerla). Lots of woody tannins (but certainly not any vanilla/oak). Overall, a nice smoked beer with a lighter body and flavor (despite appearances). Not as impressive or delicious as the bigger beers in this lineup (like the urbock).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 28, 2014
500ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours ruby red brown with a thin white head. Lovely smoked aroma with a smooth smoky finish.

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