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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 15, 2012
I think everyone who knows I’m into beer has had to put up with me butchering the hard German "ch" in the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier name. But I can’t help it. I’m vegetarian and never liked gammon one bit anyway, but this tastes like divine gammon.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (208) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (441) - 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 !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (166) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (579) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (139) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
50cl @ bottle. Birra dal colore scuro con un forte sapore di affumicato. Molto beverina e ottima nei pasti.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (102) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TedE (138) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Roser (39) - Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Appearance- nice big frothy (light) mocha colored head that lasted a good bit with (surprisingly) minimal lacing. Medium dark mahogany brown. Fairly clear. Smell- holy smoke!!! The nose was overwhelming immediately after pouring. All I can think of is the aromas experienced while waiting to be seated in a BBQ joint. Taste- bacon/pork, jerky. Mouthfeel- medium body. Smooth and creamy. Overall- good, different. Would have again but only with the right food/meal. Recommend for no other reason than to experience this unique brew. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvaCandido (13) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 14, 2015
Permanent white foam, it’s characterised by a slightly lactic and intensely smoked aroma. The smoked taste is evident and balanced with the sweetness of the aftertaste. Bread, chocolate, toast, nuts and caramel characterise the taste of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (143) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 10/01/2015 color marrón, carbonatacion media Sabores y aromas ahumados


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