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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 2512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ty999 (2) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
A classic for the style. Aggressive smoke initially that seems tame only after it has pleasurably abused ones palate. Dirty and rustic in the best sense.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rodriguez (357) - 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.

5
   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.

5
   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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SinH4 (3114) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2016 Brown color with amber highlight and a nice tan head. Smoky bacon aroma, lightly toasted malts beneath. Taste is lightly smoky, more of the sweetish malts, nice balance with a herbal feeling. Texture is silky and the beer feels lighter than expected. A classic, which has become one of my beloved favourites over time. Bartlebier calls it a "masterpiece in character and simplicity", and I absolutely agree. Score went up from 3.6-3.7 (projected from my feeling when I first tried it, I did not rate back then) to 4.1 (second time, first time rating) and 4.4 (8-5-9-5-17) (most other times I?ve had it) so far. Can?t wait to have this from the wood at Schlenkerla, hopefully soon! Wooden barrel in Munich at 500 years of Reinheitsgebot Fest. Less carbonation and even more harmony than the bottled version. Yup. This is a 5. Nothing more to say. EDIT: A few more times from the wood at the source. I stand by my 5.

4.9
   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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4001) - 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,

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adamnowek (1831) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 There are few beers that can be smokier than the meat you’ve just barbecued, but this is one of them. Unbelievably delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jingsommelier (7) - - NOV 3, 2015 does not count
Castaño intenso oscuro, aromas ahumadas, trufas, baicon. Sabor balanceado dulce, ácida y un poco salado y muy poco amargo. Retro gusto tostados. Cuando bebes mas desaparece el ahumado y sientes mas las maltas dulces. Muy refrescante y te pide mas. Cuerpo bajo y suave textura.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
~1 pint bottle, poured into a nonic pint at ~45 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep, clear garnet red, which can but barely be seen through without light on the opposite side of the glass. Forms a couple fingers of slighty-tan head, which dies to a thick ring and cap in short order. Lacing is quite present. Smell: Heady smoke and ash greet the nose straightaway, redolent with the scent of a campsite in the fall. Greasy, charred meat aromas are also present, as if fresh out of 16+ hours in a low-temperature slow smoker. Beneath the wreath of smoke, a blend of honeyed toast and old leather form a solid malt base. Taste: Smoked meat, of the pork belly and coldwater fish variety, fills the mouth from the first sip, wrapped in a fluffy, thick layer of campfire ash. Honey-drenched toast manifests more as the beer moves along, from an underlying support to a full partner with the dense, smoky flavor. Leather, polished wood, savory, faint white pepper, and some dark toffee also appear through the middle. The finish is all sweet toast and smoke, leaving the mouth coated and salivating for some proper barbecue. Mouthfeel: A full-bodied lager indeed. Overall: You may have heard that Schlenkerla beers have a reputation, as rauchbiers go. It is entirely well-deserved.


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