Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2530   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bosta (226) - - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Pourse dark brown color with decent brownish head. Very aromatic. Smoke (smoked ham) and wood dominate the aroma. Very strong smoke flavor that overwhelms all other flavors. Thin bodied (much thinner than I expected). Dry finish. Defenatly a beer that has to be enjoyed together with different kinds of smoked meat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (351) - - OCT 27, 2016
Dark brown to copper. Medium carbonation. Intense smoke aroma, very malty caramel, touch of hops. Nice balance, though on the dry side. Smoke is not overbearing, despite its strength. The maltiness moderates it quite a bit. The smoke leaves a nice tingling sensation on the tongue. A nice bit of hops too. This was very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bush_Docta (64) - - OCT 27, 2016
Pours dark copper to brown with a nice, stable head. The aroma is smoked ham, campfire and sweet malts. The taste is a bit sweet, smoked ham, bacon, some woody and tobacco notes. The bitterness is medium, smoky, herbal and earthy, it leaves a long, pleasant, dry aftertaste. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatiF96 (72) - POLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Jasnozolta piana, szybko redukuje się do pierścienia. Barwa brązowa z czerwonymi przebłyskami. Intensywny mięsny wędzony aromat. W smaku również odczuwalna jest wędzonka, dodaje lekko słonawego posmaku. Poza tym chlebowość, słodowość ale i lekkość. Bardzo udane piwo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Keg @ Six North, Edinburgh. Pours brown, dark brown, slight red tinge, biggish tan head. Nose is smokey, its smoked bacon and smoked sausage, then right at the end of the smell its a slight sweet malty kicker. Taste is the same as the nose

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
Amsterdam Pubcrawl 2016, @Brecht, van fles. helder caramel bruin met volle bruine kraag. aroma van gerookte ham, mout. Smaken van de volle gerookte ham/mouten zijn dominant, bacon, ham, mout, redelijk tot volle body, zacht en glad, je moet even door de ham heen bijten maar de smaken zijn best ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (33) - FRANCE - OCT 14, 2016
Belle brune translucide surmontée d’une mousse ivoire et légère qui disparait assez rapidement. Au nez, c’est une Schlenkerla ! Le parfum de malt fumé est intense et masque à peu près tout le reste. On se croirait dans une forêt de pins après un incendie, avec des arômes de résineux, de charbon, de pneu vulcanisé (et oui :!), de céréales passés à la flamme et bien sûr de charcuterie !... Mais derrière tout cela on décèle de belles odeurs de raisins secs, de pruneaux, de sucre candi, de caramel et de sirop d’érable, voir de chocolat au lait. Mine de rien, ce nez est gourmand et invite à la dégustation. En bouche, la bière est souple, légère, la carbonatation est moyenne avec un alcool à peine perceptible, l’amertume est équilibrée, et le final est très porté sur la tourbe et les végétaux avec une pointe de levure. Le fumé donne vraiment un goût proche du bacon, ce qui ne ravira pas les végétariens (profitez, ce sont des végétaux !) On retrouve aussi des arômes d’agrumes au palet, avec des traces de mandarine et de citron. Après plusieurs gorgées, on s’aperçoit que cette bière est plus complexe qu’elle en a l’air. Une bonne curiosité qui mérite qu’on s’y intéresse, comme toutes les bières de la brasserie Heller . Bouteille 50cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
creppyiceman (487) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2016
(Bottle) Aroma:smoked malt,caramel,toffee. Appearance:dark coppper color,medium-sized yellowish head. Taste: sweet flavour of smoked malt ,caramel and bread slightly dry finish Palate:medium body,medium carbonation. Overall:Nice one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ritzn (530) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
Red brown with almost no light brown head. Aroma is ham, salt. Taste is coffee bitterness with again salt. More ham in the finish. I can’t like it as a long year vegetarian. Ugh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1435) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 12, 2016
Clear brown color with beige head. Aroma has intense smoked notes, sweet malt and some bacon. Taste is really balanced. Sweet malt and earthy bitterness with some toasted smoky notes. Quite hearty but still easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1518) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At schlenkerla, Is this the version from the cask at the brewpub? Dark brown beer, medium head. Aroma is smoky, but subtle and malts. Taste is the same, not bad.

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