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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 2049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainBoosh (23) - - FEB 28, 2014
Draft into tulip glass. Dark espresso color with off white, thick head. Aroma is heavy smoke, some hickory, sage. Taste is smokey malty, not sweet though. Small amount of hops, not bitter at all. Very nice mouthfeel, heavy, a little chewy almost. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, many thanks to McTapps! Into a Guinness pint, ABV 5.1% Beautiful very dark brown, almost black colour on the body, with two fingers of thick, tan head sittinig on top of it. Good retention, medium lacing left on the glass. Aroma of smoke, peat, smoked ham, light wood. Taste follows, lots of smoke and peat, taste like a good smoked ham. Very good. A bit thin on the body, soft carbonation. Dry on the palate and a numbing feeling on the tongue. Very good smoked!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (247) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark copper hue with off white head. Aroma campfire, caramel, cola, cloves, lager-like esters. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium body and good carbonation lends to it’s creaminess. Taste is sweet initially with a savory smokiness throughout the finish combined with a nice CO2 sharpness to round everything off. Overall this is a fantastic raunch bier! Not too much of anything...well proportioned and VERY balanced!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
If it weren’t for Schlenkerla’s Urbock and Eiche, this would be my favorite Rauchbier. Similar smoke notes as for the Urbock, but thinner and less robust. Still an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moravius (276) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
Bamberger Bierwochenende, Bier Nr. 3. - Vom Faß im Schlenkerla, Bamberg. - Dunkles Goldbraun, klar. In der Nase Karamel, Blockmalz, Schwarzwälder Schinken, Rauch, leichte Frucht. Das unverkennbare Schlenkerla-Raucharoma ist zunächst gewöhnungsbedürftig. Erst nach einiger Gewöhnung schmeckt man angenehm aromatische Karamelsüße mit Noten von Mokka und Nuß. Mild rezent. Leicht, ja schlank; zart salzig. Im Abgang etwas holzig und trocken; schwächer gehopft als in meiner Erinnerung. Leicht bitterer Nachtrunk. - Ein Bier der Extraklasse, bei dem das nächste Glas tatsächlich immer besser ist als das vorige. Komplex und harmonisch, schmeckt es bei jedem Besuch ein wenig anders. Diesmal fiel mir besonders die Fruchtigkeit auf. Nur das Schlenkerla-Fastenbier ist noch besser ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (139) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 24, 2014
Cerveja muito interessante da região de Bamberg. Cor escura, quase preta. Aroma singular de maltes defumados, remetendo a carnes de porco. O sabor não se traduz nisso, ficando em um agradável tostado.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a big creamy head. Aroma is heavy burned malts, peat and campfire smoke. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with well roasted and burned malts, oak and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (401) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma is very very smokey with caramel and roasty notes. Tastes of ash and smoke. Rich caramel malts picked up aswell. Appearance is clear dark amber body with a thin pearl head with medium retention.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
innate13 (4) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Bacon beer! That’s the way I describe it to unsuspecting first time drinkers. I lived in Bamberg where this beer is brewed, and the rating is based upon drinking the beer in their Brewery Ausschank in Bamberg. Aroma is of smoked meat, mostly bacon. Taste has a distinct bacon flavor, but not overpowering. The bottles available in the United States lose some of the quality, but it is still a great, and interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Danielconfraria (7) - BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
Cerveja defumada, estilo que particularmente vai melhor numa harmonização do que somente a cerveja. Coloração âmbar-escura, espuma de boa formação e estabilidade, aroma intenso de malte defumado, sabor defumado, amargor sutil e residual defumado. Degustada na Confraria do Malte - Cabo Frio - RJ


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