Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2317   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Poured dark with decent amount of foam. It really taste smoky and slightly bitter on the palate. Not bad but not remarkable either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2698) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Sundae evening brew. Deep brown pour. Nose of hickory smoked bacon which I had for breakfast today as well. Tastes of bacon smoke, malt, cola, licorice, hi t of chocolate, and woody. Soft palate huge smoke finish. Drinkable despite the overwhelming nature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (513) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA. (data degustacji: 20.01.2014)******************

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1043) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 17, 2015
500 ml bottle BB 07/2015 from a trade with Werckmeister, thanks!
Dark copper body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of smokey wood, bacon, oak, caramel, dark berries, some toast.
Taste follows this, with some more subtle hops.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smokey, wooden, a bit sweet malty, a bit roasty.

Very nice. The smoke and oak notes are really enoyable, just how I like a smoked beer. A bit too light bodied for my taste though, on the other hand pretty easy to drink. Overall a very characterful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hallstein (271) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2015
Aroma has smoke. Smoke and vanilla. The smoky flavor is slightly woody in its character. Flavor is nice and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Flavor has a smoky caramely character. Slight bacon, very moreish. Very nicely balanced. Not too much smoke. I’d buy this again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roger60 (118) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bra val för den som vill dricka en skinka. hyfsad med fransk korv. Sb internetbeställning

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
The aroma is pronounced smoky and somewhat reminiscent of good smoked sausage or smoked eel. Maybe not so nice when you associate it with beer. The foam is nice and persistent and as a whole exudes the high quality. It tastes quite short of something malt sweetness, but the smoke soon takes over with and light hoppy aftertaste is also in the end, but a smoky sensation left in the mouth. It tastes really quite fine. I think that more than one Schlenkerla being too sickly to enjoy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (185) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (866) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours dark brown with red hues with off white wispy head, nice legs. Lots of smoked ham, oak, earth. Sweet caramel malts with smoky ham, tobacco, oak, dark fruit flavour. Plenty going on and a nice smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (544) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
Tap. Pours clear mahogany with creamy beige head. Aroma has loads of meaty smoke, dry oak, bacon, sweet bready malts, some toast and slight salmiak. Sweet toasty malts, bread, then turns really smoky, dry oak, bacon, fat meaty body and slight toasty crisp finish. Long lasting smoke. Just a classic!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doomy86 (26) - - JUL 2, 2015
My favourite smoke beer, strong smoke bbq flavor you can almost smell the grill.

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