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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2275   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGD (12) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Is this the mother of all smoked beers? Appearance: dark ruby colour with beige decent foam. Aroma: smoke, bacon, a bit of chocolate, wood. Taste: mainly smoked bacon, also yeast, caramel, sweet toasted malts. Medium carbonation. Absolutely delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisko82 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Lane na Warszawskim Festiwalu Piwa, ciemna barwa, bogata i dość trwała piana. Wędzone. Pełne. Nisko wysycone. Dość pijakne.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium sized, off white head. Aroma has lots of smoke, leather, meat, bacon, sausage and peat. Taste has a nice sweetness to balance out the smoke, that is less prominent here. Not very dry, but mellow and nice, despite being pretty smoky in the aroma. Avg carb and light, smooth body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (620) - Rome, ITALY - APR 27, 2015
0,50 bottle purchased at the Beertija pub in Rijeka/Fiume and consumed in Opatija/Abbazia - Croatia on a hotel terrace over the sea at night. Pours chestnut honey bright, infinite brownish head lasting. Nose: smoked provola or better mozzarella cheese, hint of bacon, lavender, background of fresh herbal hops. Mouth: medium-soft carbonation, grassy, roasted grains, easy going beer I must say. Dry finish with distinctive bitterness. The regular Rauch is far better tough this rocks too! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (85) - Alviano, ITALY - APR 21, 2015
Beige, frothy head. Fairly persistent. Coppery. Clear. A bit of perlage. Intense and persistent at nose. Smoked at nose. Not very carbonated. Smoke, chocolate, Thin body

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1695) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
Aroma of sweetish malts, lots of smoked ham, caramel. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Like most of the others from this brewery, a very good Smoked beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1105) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
Purchased from New England Wine & Spirit earlier today. $4.99 ($4.94 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 500 mL bottle.

To long-stemmed red wine glass, it pours a violet-tinted chestnut brown with which an off-white fluffy head 1 finger in length stood.

Aromas of barbecue smoke, German noble hops, DME, toasted sesame seeds, and cotton.
Tastes much the same with the addition of cracked black pepper, clean European yeast, mulch, and sweat.
More cracked black pepper, beech wood, and charred chicken skin experienced by swallow.
Wish there was more of a bite to this brew, but this is true to style and was the perfect day-beer with such beautiful weather.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (130) - GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
Schöne braunrote Farbe, Schaum ebbt schnell ab, leichter Film bleibt zurück. In der Nase eindeutig Schinken. Im Trunk setzt sich der fort, allerdings nicht zu penetrant, das Malz kommt mit seiner süffigen Süße noch durch und klingt im Abgang noch nach. Perfekt zur Brotzeit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (428) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Dark beer with a small white head, high carbonation. Taste is very smoky, wood, bacon, caramel and some watery bitter. Aftertaste is smoky.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
EAGLE82 (163) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Somethings you just shouldn’t do. One of them is definately to smoke beer! I just can’t drink it... stopped after one sip.


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