Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2254   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (386) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2015
500 ml bottle to a pint. Dark Amber brown with tan head. Nice balance of sweet toasted malt and smoked pork. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantumnuss (51) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Father of Rauchbier. Clear dark brown color with a creamy head but very unstable. Nose full of smoked aromas like ham and wood. Märzen fresh aromas. Nice caramel and bready taste. Medium/high carbonation and for me it’s too sweet and could be ballanced with more bitternes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (644) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2015
50 cl bottle. Black appearance, deep burgundy red in see-thru, clear, nice creamy beige head, looks like a stout. Smokey nose indeed. Aroma of burn malts, 5-cereals, wood, charcoal. Very smoked, with speck. I remember having tried this years ago and it was YUCK!! but now it’s not that huge smoke i remember, it’s pretty drinkable. Taste is flattish, propending on the bitter side. Body is strangely light to medium, and texture is thin. Finish is smoky, woody. Peculiar one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (502) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. Home. Many thanks to @Jaghana ! A sparkling clear red brown beer witha big off-white creamy head ; average retention. Smoky aroma, salmon, roast, herbs, caramel. Light to medium sweet, light to medium herbal bitter ; nice balance. Good body, silky texture, good carbonation, sweet smoky sweet finish. Overall, oh yeah... fantastic smoky aroma ; great balance. Merci encore Pascal !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (214) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
Conoscendo il particolare metodo di maltazione utilizzato per questa birra ho sempre avuto timore nell’assaggiarla. Ieri mi son fatto coraggio. L’aroma è nettamente affumicato, ricorda le cantine dove si stagionano formaggi e salumi. La birra si prese di color ambrato scuro con sfumature rossicce. In bocca l’affumicatura viene nettamente contrastata dalla dolcezza del malto che dona aromi caramellati e, soprattutto, un inaspettato e gradevole equilibrio. Luppolo assente. Corpo medio e retrogusto infinito. Bisogna essere psicologicamente pronti per il particolarisimo gusto di queste birre ma la tradizione e l’esperienza in questo tipo di birrificazione producono un prodotto unico e piacevole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (597) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2015
My first description "it’s like drinking a campfire". Clear dark brown color. Aroma, well, duh, wood smoke, though that mellows on subsequent sips, and then the malt and breadiness comes through. That first sip...wow....quite intense smoke. The taste also gets more complex as time goes on, with a little molasses with the malty sweetness and just enough hops. Unique and very easy drinking thanks to the lighter consistency. It would be interesting to have this beer with some barbequed brisket.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (161) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
50cl @ bottle. Birra dal colore scuro con un forte sapore di affumicato. Molto beverina e ottima nei pasti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Poured the exact colour, carbonation and head as root beer. Strong smoke, barbeque sauce aroma. Thin texture. Strong smoke flavour. The first draw is surprising. Almost overpowering. Within a couple mouth fulls, the smoke mellows. A sweet flavour coming out. Mildly bitter middle and medium length finish. Very good. Nice winter beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TedE (279) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
500ml bottle into glass. AMAZING nose, like BBQ sauce. Clear maroon beer with small tan head. No carbonation. Tastes like a normal dark lager but the finish is all smoky sweetness. What a great beer! Really,really good. No, seriously, really good.

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