Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 2275   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (467) - - JUL 31, 2013
500 ml. bottle, red - amber colour, with a small off white head with not much retention and a small ring of lace. Smell of smoked salmon domintaing it all in the beginning, with some notes of malts, caramel and toffee later. Light creamy body, taste of smoked salmon, but malts are more noticeable here: toffee, caramel. It will be great of course with a smoked salmon of some other smoked fish, but great too with sausages. Not for everyone’s palate (maybe even for mine), but a good beer indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGD (34) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Bottle. Is this the mother of all smoked beers? Appearance: dark ruby colour with beige decent foam. Aroma: smoke, bacon, a bit of chocolate, wood. Taste: mainly smoked bacon, also yeast, caramel, sweet toasted malts. Medium carbonation. Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisko82 (71) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Lane na Warszawskim Festiwalu Piwa, ciemna barwa, bogata i dość trwała piana. Wędzone. Pełne. Nisko wysycone. Dość pijakne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium sized, off white head. Aroma has lots of smoke, leather, meat, bacon, sausage and peat. Taste has a nice sweetness to balance out the smoke, that is less prominent here. Not very dry, but mellow and nice, despite being pretty smoky in the aroma. Avg carb and light, smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (626) - Rome, ITALY - APR 27, 2015
0,50 bottle purchased at the Beertija pub in Rijeka/Fiume and consumed in Opatija/Abbazia - Croatia on a hotel terrace over the sea at night. Pours chestnut honey bright, infinite brownish head lasting. Nose: smoked provola or better mozzarella cheese, hint of bacon, lavender, background of fresh herbal hops. Mouth: medium-soft carbonation, grassy, roasted grains, easy going beer I must say. Dry finish with distinctive bitterness. The regular Rauch is far better tough this rocks too! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (86) - 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 (1706) - 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 (1105) - 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 (131) - 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 (430) - 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 (163) - 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.

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