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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2218   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.


Fevernova's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2011
500mL Bottle - Pours dark reddish-brown with a thick rocky light tan head. Aromas of smoke that are reminiscent of beef jerky and tobacco, wood, raisin, and malt. The smoke is very smooth on the palate and is in no way overpowering as it is slightly on the nose. Some mild chocolate come through leading to a balanced finish.


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 (123) - 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 (138) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 10/01/2015 color marrón, carbonatacion media Sabores y aromas ahumados

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1960) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black colour with no head, the aroma is malt and smoke, taste is bitter with smoked malt with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (207) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
500ml bottle at home alone but with a lovely sad panda company oooh yeah :D Okay, rating..sweet smoky, grassy, soy sauce aroma. Taste is much the same. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1112) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a deep amber-ruby with a decent khaki head that settles fairly quickly and leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves rich toffee-caramel malt and dark dried fruit wrapped in a fair bbq-wood smoke along with some tinny lager yeast. Somewhat sweet, a bit more bitter. Light to medium bodied, fairly oily, lower carb, tending toward an umami savory mouthwatering quality, finishing rich and smoky relative to the lightness of the beer. Very nice smoked beer, not too imposing but certainly not lacking either. A benchmark.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malvrich (35) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
A: deep clear mahogany brown/red. lasting beige head ang great sheet lacing S:burnt wood, toasted malt and a faint herbal hop note T: burnt wood plus a tart hop presence balancing prononced maltiness. slightly sweet but not at all cloyng M: medium body. average carbonation. tart smokey finish is actually pretty nice O: now i can say i’ve had this smoked beer. i love smoked everything and will try a couple more smoked beers but this does not blow me away. certainly a must try though!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuisGC (72) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
2014-07-15 tasted in bottle during a meeting in Cervezas Artesanales Lest (Madrid)


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