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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2239   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (56) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
A: deep clear mahogany brown/red. lasting beige head ang great sheet lacing S:burnt wood, toasted malt and a faint herbal hop note T: burnt wood plus a tart hop presence balancing prononced maltiness. slightly sweet but not at all cloyng M: medium body. average carbonation. tart smokey finish is actually pretty nice O: now i can say i’ve had this smoked beer. i love smoked everything and will try a couple more smoked beers but this does not blow me away. certainly a must try though!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 2, 2015
What a perfect rauchbier, smells and taste like heaven. Brown beer with medium carbonation, mild smokey aroma and flavor. It is a crispy malty caramel, lager. For those like me who loves real bbq, this is perfect, 100% in the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (426) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured a clear dark brown. Tastes, well smokey. A friend of mine liked it very much, I am not to big on it. Smokey flavour isn’t what I look for in a beer. If you do, then it’ll rock your world.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (406) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2014
the aroma is caramel and smokey with shades of toffee... the taste is caramel and fruity with bright notes of smoked malt... dry, smoked and bitter aftertaste... very nice rauchbier...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yacoob91 (13) - POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bought bottled 0.5 for app. 1.5 EUR. appearance: deep reddish-amber to copper color, clear, elegant. thick and nice head, but quickly disappearing. nose: plenty of smoke, hint of peat, dark bread,dried and smoked fruits: plums, pears and cherries. excellent mouthfeel: very drinkable, smooth, low to medium carbonation, as for generally light marzbier can be described as full-bodied taste: smoky notes are dominating, , definitely malty character, bitterness could be higher, gives slight impression of matured islay whisky overall: best rauchbier I tasted so far. Drinkable, smooth, pleasant and light beer with very smoky character. Not for everyone, however denitely worth a try. Cheap and very interesting!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mralexsee (7) - München, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
Tastes like a beer version of a peated whisky. Beautiful, dark amber color, the head could be a bit more firm. Aromas of smoke and malt, the taste is dominated by a strong yet balanced smoke. A truly amazing Rauchbier!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loubar (123) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (488) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hub66 (184) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (265) - 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.
Good

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