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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Draft, at the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL. Had this many times before I started rating, but the experience is well remembered. Gotta say you either like this one or hate it. Somewhat coca-cola colored after pouring, thin lacy head, and the great taste of smoked gouda cheese.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (726) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Brown body tan head. Aroma is smoke some roasted malts. Taste is also roasted malts with some smoke and some dark caramel. Aftertaste is roasted malts with some bitterness. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (504) - - MAR 27, 2015
Smoke and tar in aroma. Very pleasant. Clear dark Brown colour. Nice head. Light bitterness, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of taste and a creamy feel combining for a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (69) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Used to drink in this ancient Bamberg gasthaus back in the 1960’s with the beer poured right out of the oak casks. Never really a favorite of mine, I had to retry it after enjoying and rating the nearby Fort Hill brewery’s rauchbier. The Schlenkerla is a far deeper brew, more robust and full bodied than its American cousin, but of course, they’ve had centuries to refine it. Definitely a different style of beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
panyeti (8) - Wrocław, - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Coś wspaniałego. Intensywny smak wędzonki nie wpływa na pijalność - wchodzi lekko i przyjemnie. Co więcej - ani trochę się nie nudzi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keogh (91) - Świebodzice, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Barwa ciemno brunatna, piana obfita i trwała. W aromacie konkretna wędzonka, do tego karmel - bardzo intensywny i przyjemny aromat. W smaku podobnie z lekką goryczka, średnią słodyczą. Średnie wysycenie, spodziewałem się troszkę cięższego piwa - a tu niespodzianka bo bardzo pijalne i lekkie jak na ten styl, bardzo udane, dla fanów wędzonki must drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cthulhu (18) - - MAR 22, 2015
Amber brown beer with light head. Prosciutto aroma with smoked salmon taste. Balanced salty and sweet flavors . First smoked bier!Very enjoyable but could not drink more than one in a row.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (129) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2015
16.9oz bottle, shared with friend, poured into tulip glass

Aroma: Smoke, caramel malt

Appearance: Brown, dark amber color, nice head, off white

Taste: sweet, malty, but nice balance

Palate: soft, medium to full body

Overall: Another nice smoked beer. Very drinkable. Nice Marzen. Somewhat malty, but not overdone. Overall, very nice beer and one that I’d love to drink near a campfire and makes me think of a campfire setting even when sitting at a dinner table.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
diariobbf (21) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2015
Un clasicazo. A falta de comida que llevarse a la boca, una buena sesión de barbacoa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood.Pours brown with fluffy tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, smoked bacon,some burnt maltiness. Taste smoked also, burnt malts, light to medium bitterness. Medium body, oily. Smoke bitterness finish. Interesting beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrewje41 (977) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a dark cola brown color with a bubbly head. Very smokey meat like aroma. I?m very much alright with the heavy smokey beers, but this one is potentially over the top. Anything about the flavor is completely overpowered by the smoke. Swallowed a charred campfire log smoke. Though I can?t complain, this beer advertises to be this way. Definitely a sipper as a result. This falls under the "gotta try them all eventually" category.


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