Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rodriguez (322) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 2, 2015
What a perfect rauchbier, smells and taste like heaven. Brown beer with medium carbonation, mild smokey aroma and flavor. It is a crispy malty caramel, lager. For those like me who loves real bbq, this is perfect, 100% in the style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
panyeti (10) - Wrocław, - MAR 25, 2015
Coś wspaniałego. Intensywny smak wędzonki nie wpływa na pijalność - wchodzi lekko i przyjemnie. Co więcej - ani trochę się nie nudzi.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (189) - Fermo, ITALY - JUL 12, 2015
Wowww! S P E T T A C O L A R E! Ho sempre bevuto la versione botiglia di questa birra ma adesso la mia recensione va x la spina. Scura con schiuma beige. Al naso note di fumo intense. In bocca corpo medio leggero molto ben bilanciata e beverina. Una birra di stagione leggera e dal sapore molto speciale affumicato "scamorza liquida". Molto consigliata agli amanti del genere Rauch

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Holy crap, this is one goooood friggin’ brew. A backyard bbq in a bottle. Liquid smoke in a glass. Oh, Lord, please deliver another to me! This is the second best beer I have ever had, hands down. I must have another! A perfect balance of smoke, hops, malt, smoke, hops, malt, and more smoke make this a MUST TRY!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Nose is smoke, brown sugar, rich clean malt. Deep ruby with a light tan head. Flavor is Smoke, honey, rich malt, caramel, light ash, solid but not overwhelming hop bitterness. Lingering smoke in the finish, honey, caramel. Brilliant. Original rating: 7/3/8/3/16 -- 6/5/05 Thanks to Tim for getting me to jump into smoked beers. Tasted @ Smokeless. Nose is smoke, bacon, fish, woody. Deep ruby body, frothy off-white head. Quite (not overpoweringly) smoky, sweet malt, fish, light iodine. A bit of hop & caramel in the finish. The finish of this leaves me wanting more.. More.. MORE!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2006
I love this great smokey flsvor. Feels like I’m eating and drinking at the same time. If you love BBQ smells and flavors this is the guy for you. Used it to cook ribs and they came out great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEEJE26 (38) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
A truly unique beer. Has a wonderful smokey aroma, texture and taste. It goes down bitter, but has a wonderful aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3544) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
coffee, chocolate, herbs, basement aromas, skunky, smoke, woody, brown, sparkling, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, salty,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brisbane (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2002
Bam! Blackish with ruddy stains. Overpowering waft of smoke. This is a bastard of beer. Smells like buckling or kippers. A real barbeque beer; an Islay Scotch of beers. This beer has been chared. Dry finish. Other than the overpowering smokiness of this beer there is little merit, because you see how flat and carbonated it is after swallowing. Yet in the mouth it’s full, sugary, oily and worty. A musty beer. Liquid rawhide. Offbeat and peculiarly attractive.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ALLOVATE (2681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2005
This one was an absolute pleasure to drink. So much so I was side-tracked on my first tasting a few weeks ago and ended up reading through the Schlenkerla website rather than focusing on the rating. I have since stock-piled my cellar with bottles of this in the fear it may not be available in Oz for too much longer. Poured into a chalice glass, a thin bubbly, dense pad of beige foam settled atop a clear, deep russet-brown body. Head lasted for the length and left a little legs. Unique and initially overwhelming aroma of cured pork and beef, pickled anchovies, smoky, roasted malt and ash, peppery spices and an unusual hint of dark dried and aged fruits. The aroma set the mood nicely and continued to waft from the glass as I sipped. Lighter than expected body, extremely flavoursome and well rounded, unbelievably smooth and as complex as the aroma. Quite smoky and woody, the light spritzy carbonation bounces the cured meats, roasted grain, bready yeast, zesty dried fruits and husky ash flavours across the palate and manages to invade every orifice of the mouth, before finishing off with a long, dry and mouth watering, burnt grain swallow. The beer seemed to alter its character as I went along, but remained and absolute treat for the senses. Refreshing, explosive, mellowing and unique, all at the same time. This became an instant favourite on my first sip and gets better with every bottle since. A love it or hate it beer, but for me its a winner. Lovely!!! (500mL, Int’l beer shop, W. Leederville)

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