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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Argonian's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Argonian (280) - Athens, - OCT 20, 2012
On tap. Dark brown body, with a rich very light brown head that stays until I finish my glass. Gorgeous. Not very smoky aroma at the start, but as the beer gets warmer, smokiness starts to dominate, very nice. Nice smoky flavor, can’t taste anything else, but it’s a smoked beer, right? Soft carbonation, creamy texture, heavy bodied. A very good rauchbier, maybe I had more expectations, but still, it’s a very good one.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laileppa (2) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016 does not count
My first Rauchbier. Looks awesome. Aroma has a lot of smoke. Taste is good, smoke comes through at the end. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1151) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
White off some mokka coloured head, dark brown to black coloured body, smokey cole some malts smell, medium carbonation medium bitter malts some chocolat hints smokey taste a bit hazlenuts taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (643) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2016
F: off-white, not long lasting. C: dark, non-transparent. A: smoked malt, sausage, smoked bacon, mushrooms, roasted malt. T: roasted malt, smoked meat, dark bread, woody, light to medium body, hint of salt, watery but very good worth to try, 0,25l from tap at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Almost opaque dark brown color with a copper hue and faint activity. Light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with average legs. Aromas of bacon and smoked salmon on wood. Flavors of smoky meat, tobacco, roasted coffee, caramel, and herbal spices. Feels like bread mixed with wood and bacon. Well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Full body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish of medium length, ending with a spicy smoky meaty beef jerky feel, still with a nice balance from the sweet and sour. Overall this is my first of this style and not really a fan. Incredible experience to try, yes, but is it a beer that I enjoy or would I drink it again, no. Still perfectly drinkable to the last drop with complex and interesting flavors. The smoky meaty bacon taste is overwhelming the other flavors. The body is flat and missing some freshness. Sure I’m a bacon lover but not in my beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (1043) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
On tap from wooden barrel. Dark brown with one finger off white head. Nice smokey, bacon aroma. Flavor is very similar, smokiness comes out at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (670) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2016
Bottle. Poura is clear dark amber with medium beige creamy head that lasts for long time. Aroma of smoked malts, smoked cheese, plums, fruity touch. Taste is light bitter, dry, light fruity sweetnes, lot of smoke notes in tongue. Light to medium body, slick to creamy texture, very dry, coffee bittery finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vidmidia (244) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2016
Marrom clara, cristalina. Espuma bege fina, de curta duração. Aroma muito intenso de defumado, com notas de melado, ameixa, caramelo, e madeira, que se estendem ao sabor. Esse começa adocicado, vai a salgado e termina amargo. Pouco alcoólica e de pouco corpo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1108) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear brown, coppery body with a medium light-tanned head. Moderate smokey aroma with some caramel and dried fruit. Taste is balanced, a slight bitterness. Notes of cured meat and somewhat complex maltyness. Clean and smokey. Medium-light body, avg co2.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
digitalviking (45) - - APR 14, 2016
I really disliked this. It smelled like smoked ham/turkey, tasted like a bad sandwich.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albmoro (87) - BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
Aroma bem defumado. Corpo médio e amargor pronunciado casando perfeitamente com o defumado. Pede um aperitivo salgado junto. Umas das melhores que já tomei.


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