Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2271   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (732) - - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle at beertasting with Carsten Bertelsen 19 / 6 2013. Aroma, lots of smokey notes, oaky, some roasted malts. Taste, again lots of smoke, oak, roasted malts. Leaves smoky, weak bitter malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (80) - Alviano, ITALY - APR 21, 2015
Beige, frothy head. Fairly persistent. Coppery. Clear. A bit of perlage. Intense and persistent at nose. Smoked at nose. Not very carbonated. Smoke, chocolate, Thin body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1683) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
Aroma of sweetish malts, lots of smoked ham, caramel. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Like most of the others from this brewery, a very good Smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1100) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
Purchased from New England Wine & Spirit earlier today. $4.99 ($4.94 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 500 mL bottle.

To long-stemmed red wine glass, it pours a violet-tinted chestnut brown with which an off-white fluffy head 1 finger in length stood.

Aromas of barbecue smoke, German noble hops, DME, toasted sesame seeds, and cotton.
Tastes much the same with the addition of cracked black pepper, clean European yeast, mulch, and sweat.
More cracked black pepper, beech wood, and charred chicken skin experienced by swallow.
Wish there was more of a bite to this brew, but this is true to style and was the perfect day-beer with such beautiful weather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (125) - GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
Schöne braunrote Farbe, Schaum ebbt schnell ab, leichter Film bleibt zurück. In der Nase eindeutig Schinken. Im Trunk setzt sich der fort, allerdings nicht zu penetrant, das Malz kommt mit seiner süffigen Süße noch durch und klingt im Abgang noch nach. Perfekt zur Brotzeit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (418) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Dark beer with a small white head, high carbonation. Taste is very smoky, wood, bacon, caramel and some watery bitter. Aftertaste is smoky.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
EAGLE82 (158) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Somethings you just shouldn’t do. One of them is definately to smoke beer! I just can’t drink it... stopped after one sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (32) - ITALY - APR 12, 2015
Birra color rosso scuro, limpida, con una schiuma non molto persistente. Al naso come in bocca si riescono a percepire i malti che rendono la bevuta equilibrata e piacevole, ma è ovviamente l'affumicatura a farla da padrona: ricorda uno speck molto affumicato o una provola. Corpo medio leggero, va giù che è un piacere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (196) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
La mia prima rauch. L’affumicatura del malto dà a questa birra un fortissimo aroma e sapore di prosciutto affumicato o pancetta, è particolarissimo ma si beve alla grande! Il colore tende al marrone e il malto fa un po’ da contralto all’affumicato che altrimenti coprirebbe troppo ogni altro sapore. Piacevole scoperta.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mackeon (102) - - APR 9, 2015
This is a great example of smoked beer. I don’t like smoked beer, even if the label is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (407) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle @ Michael Svarrer. Aroma of smoke, bacon. Clear brown with off-white head, long lasting. Smoke taste, light+ sweetness. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, smokey finish.

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