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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Tasting @ Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Pours dark amber with creamy head and smoky nose. Definite smokey bacon, with beechwood and well-balanced smoked malt, mellowing to a comfortable level throughout the glass. Works great with smoked salmon, the richness of the fish accentuating the malt character of the beer. A classic and long may it remain so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Helsdon (147) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO served in a classic McDonalds Snow White tumbler, what else do you drink out of at the cottage? It’s the proper glass isn’t it? Pours a very dark, clear, amber with a couple of fingers of tan head that reduces to a half finger with lacing. Big smoke smell with a little baked beans and malt in the back. Big smoke on the taste, kinda sausage-like. Actually very sausage-like. Some saltiness and softer malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (639) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
The body has a deep copper body with clear reddish highlights. On top it has a tall, light tan head that makes spotty and slick lacing on the glass. Its aroma is very smoky, like hardwood BBQ smoke, roasted malt and those imitation bacon bits that go on salads. There is a deep smoky wood character with grainy malt with hints of bacon. It has some mild sweetness underneath that is balanced buy some light mineral (salty metallic) notes and leafy hop bitterness. The palate has a slightly slick smooth feel with a medium body and carbonation. It finishes with a slow deep smoky fade off the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (557) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Couleur brune avec des reflets ambrée et une mince mousse durable. Nez intensément fumée et caramélisé. En bouche c’est beaucoup plus rond, fumée, caramel, torréfaction, chocolat. Corps léger a moyen. Carbonation faible a moyenne. Peu d’amertume. Je suis pas fan de bière fumé... une bière correct...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
I like the bottle; pours brown, off white head; aroma is smoked ham, really good; taste is sweet and smokey, like a souped up dunkel; it’s an acquired taste that I found myself acquiring quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
Pale tan head, clear mahogany body, dense laceworks. Aroma; sundried seaweed, liquorice, dark malts, hints of smoke. Taste; smoked liquorice, chocolate, malts. Normal nice on palate. Finishes cocoa choco flourish, good and moreish. [50cl br btl abv5.1%, B@Harrislee/Flensburg DE, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (618) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle bought the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a very good rauchbier. Smoked meat, bacon, saussages aroma. Dark brown coloe, head off white. Taste is malty, smoked meat, a bit watery, refreshing. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (107) - GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Cola-ähnliche Farbe, schön dunkel. In der Nase extreme Röstaromen sowie Bacon und Rauch. Am Gaumen abermals Röstmalz, Bacon, herbe Bitterkeit gegen Ende. Vollmundiges Bier. Klassiker, aber nicht 100% mein Stil.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
petexner (895) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2014
On tap in Piv.brana. Very heavily smoked, great smell, medium head. Good palate. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregus (180) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Butelka; Barwa miedziana. Piana drobna, ale szybko opada do obrączki. Aromat wędzonki, dymu, ogniska, delikatne nuty słodowe. W smaku dominuje wędzonka, która jest kontrowana przez przyjemną słodowość. Goryczka raczej delikatna.


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