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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 2310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foerdifuxx (23) - Franconia, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
When poured into the glass it produces a dense rocky tan head. The beer itself is red-brown coloured. The flavour is rich in smoke, bacon and some hops. Aromas of smoke, bacon, malt and a little bit of realy dark chocolate, some earthy hops and smoke in the aftertaste. Good carbonation, enough to keep it refreshing. Probably THE icon of franconian smoked beer. I can recommend it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1526) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 Tap @ fermentoren Aarhus. Pours dark brown amber with a beige head. Aroma of meat, smoked sausages, weak bacon, leather, caramel malts and of course smoke! the taste has lots of umami and meat notes. also some smoked malts, caramel, leather and some dry grainy notes. One of the better smoked beer but I guess this is just not my style...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Dark brown with tan head. Smoke, sausage, caramel and floral. Slick, ash and meaty finish with nice noble hop bite. Overall: Chill incarnated. Very balanced and not as smokey as some say.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (952) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Great smoked smell, dark brown appearance, not quite as smooth and good as their urbock which is amazing..little more tang and crispness on this one...still good but not great..wish finish was maltier and smoother

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Strong beautifully & intensely concentrated smoked beer of summer sausage, ham and bacon. Beautiful colour with and acidity which ckpes with all of it. Nose and taste are married well. Greater yhsn yhe summ of its parts. An absolute classic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Bottle. Is this the mother of all smoked beers? Appearance: dark ruby colour with beige decent foam. Aroma: smoke, bacon, a bit of chocolate, wood. Taste: mainly smoked bacon, also yeast, caramel, sweet toasted malts. Medium carbonation. Absolutely delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisko82 (212) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Lane na Warszawskim Festiwalu Piwa, ciemna barwa, bogata i dość trwała piana. Wędzone. Pełne. Nisko wysycone. Dość pijakne.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (876) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium sized, off white head. Aroma has lots of smoke, leather, meat, bacon, sausage and peat. Taste has a nice sweetness to balance out the smoke, that is less prominent here. Not very dry, but mellow and nice, despite being pretty smoky in the aroma. Avg carb and light, smooth body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (723) - Rome, ITALY - APR 27, 2015
0,50 bottle purchased at the Beertija pub in Rijeka/Fiume and consumed in Opatija/Abbazia - Croatia on a hotel terrace over the sea at night. Pours chestnut honey bright, infinite brownish head lasting. Nose: smoked provola or better mozzarella cheese, hint of bacon, lavender, background of fresh herbal hops. Mouth: medium-soft carbonation, grassy, roasted grains, easy going beer I must say. Dry finish with distinctive bitterness. The regular Rauch is far better tough this rocks too! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (110) - Alviano, ITALY - APR 21, 2015
Beige, frothy head. Fairly persistent. Coppery. Clear. A bit of perlage. Intense and persistent at nose. Smoked at nose. Not very carbonated. Smoke, chocolate, Thin body


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