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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2493   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.


Voivod's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - AUG 3, 2003
This is really a strange beer: it's not the first smoked beer I've drunk, but I'v never found a beer that has a so strong smoked aroma and taste. The flavour is a little bit salty and spicy and reminded me smokd ham. Really particular, but good, very good!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1226) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Aroma of smoke and bacon. Malty backing and balanced. Bacon smoked meat in the taste. Very different but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinnIckler (22) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle From bierlinie in Berlin. Pours maple syrup colored. Smells of Bacon From the black forest. Taste is spicy and smokey. Really smokey in the aftertaste. Full body. Hard to place, but fine beer to enjoy

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boloney (9) - Srem/Poznan, POLAND - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
W aromacie wędzonka mięsna, trochę wędzonego sera. W smaku przyjemna wędzonka ze słodkim tłem, alkohol idealnie zamaskowany. Genialne piwo.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapefuzz (39) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2016
500mL bottle. Pours a dark brownish amber with medium white head. Smoky aroma of charcoal, bacon, and roasted malts. Taste is much the same. Smooth finish. Low carbonation. Full mouthfeel. Fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samires (60) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma dominated by smokiness reminding smoked cheese, smoked meat etc. In taste it’s fairly smoky with same traits as described in aroma, with malty, bready backbone. On palate it’s fairly light bodied with low carbonation. Amber, pure colour with lightly colored solid head with nice lacing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Neulen (9) - Nürnberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
The scent hit me before I even crossed the river. Smoke poured from the other side of the banks, a dark ruby colour bathing the landscape. My senses were overwhelmed, dominated by roasted, toasted malt. I was not prepared. Even as I walked away, the overwhelming power of the beer came with me. My soul was roasted, there is no turning back.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1841) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours in dark ruby body with low white head. Aroma is smoky, malty, pretty clean. Taste has high smoke malty flavour with smoky aroma as well, pretty even palate. Body is medium, medium-low carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jury (125) - RUSSIA - AUG 5, 2016
Шикарно& копчено& пиво, отличны& аромат и вкус, приятно& послевк& Очень рекомен&

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (686) - POLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Aromat szynki :) Do tego lekki chleb razowy, odrobina karmelu - po prostu świetnie się zapowiada. W smaku podobnie, jest bardzo czysto - słód, lekki karmel, mocna, słonawa wędzonka. W finiszu lekkie zioło od chmielu. Przepyszna wędzonka.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (628) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Pours a pretty thick brownish head and has a very dark amber appearance, a little bit clear. Even before pouring into glass, smokey aromas were quite obvious, kinda like that woodburnt smell. In actuality, it totally overpowers any other aroma I might get. Has good lacing. Mouthfeel slightly watery. Flavours right off the bat also has that smokeyness to it. Something like burnt roasted dark malts. Actually not offensive. Kind of reminds me of St Peters whisky beer, but better tasting. There’s hints of honey, even bacon, but pretty faint. Such an odd beer aroma/flavour wise but it’s pretty darn good.


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