Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ferryman72 (55) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2016
Pours deep, dark brown with a short, creamy, off-white head. Strong and delicious smoke aromas, predominantly bacon with a hint of caramel (?). The taste follows suit. Thick, hoppy and good carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Could have lasted a few more seconds... This is a world beater among other, truly exceptional Bamberger beers. Good, better, Bamberg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2016
The beer pours clear, dark copper colored with a one finger high head.

Nose: Boom! Turn out the fire! Here is a lot of smoke, campfire, ash, charcuterie (mostly bacon) and caramel malt.
Taste: Smoked roasted malt, honey and bitter hops.
Mouth: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Great balance between the sweetness and the bitterness.

Tasty and easy drinking, like liquid bacon - A perfect beer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andyb123 (11) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Damn, this beer is a slap in the face.. crack one of these open and it can clear the room... Or at least a table. The aroma is just about the strongest thing I have ever smelled in a beer. A strong smoked aroma hits like a punch on the nose. Once you start drinking, it starts to become a bit less punchy, but the beer backs it up. A good, malty taste, slightly sweet but malty and exciting. Colour is a warm wort colour. I couldnt decide what to make of this beer at first, it will likely put many off with the craziness of its smoky bacon smell, but if you can get past that it is a treat and something to remember.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (88) - - SEP 1, 2016
aroma is a heavy smoke with a powerful smell of bacon. the beer pours into a wonderful dark red topped with a creamy white head. the flavor isn’t as strong as the aroma may hint at though it does have a recognizable smokey taste to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blueshawk (398) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- intensive Aromen nach Malz und Rauch - geschmacklich kommt dann noch eine gewisse Süße hinzu - Kohlensäure ist für diese Art von Bier perfekt dosiert - im Abgang wird es leider etwas nichtssagend - im Ganzen gesehen hätte ich mir mehr Körper und Ausdruck gewünscht Fazit: Diese Schlenkerla Biere sind m. E. überschätzt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1285) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Aroma of smoke and bacon. Malty backing and balanced. Bacon smoked meat in the taste. Very different but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle From bierlinie in Berlin. Pours maple syrup colored. Smells of Bacon From the black forest. Taste is spicy and smokey. Really smokey in the aftertaste. Full body. Hard to place, but fine beer to enjoy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boloney (57) - Srem, POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2016 W aromacie wędzonka mięsna, trochę wędzonego sera. W smaku przyjemna wędzonka ze słodkim tłem, alkohol idealnie zamaskowany. Genialne piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapefuzz (153) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2016
500mL bottle. Pours a dark brownish amber with medium white head. Smoky aroma of charcoal, bacon, and roasted malts. Taste is much the same. Smooth finish. Low carbonation. Full mouthfeel. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samires (113) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma dominated by smokiness reminding smoked cheese, smoked meat etc. In taste it’s fairly smoky with same traits as described in aroma, with malty, bready backbone. On palate it’s fairly light bodied with low carbonation. Amber, pure colour with lightly colored solid head with nice lacing.

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