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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2237   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.


KajII's rating

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Bottle. Poured a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) off-white creamy head that was mostly lasting and had fair lacing. The aroma was of a heavy smoked malt, a very light bitter hop and a moldy leathery yeast with a heavy note of smoke and meat (like a smoked ham). It tasted a little acidic and mildly malty and a little bitter with an intense smoky flavor from start to finish. The flavor lasted an extremely long time and all I could taste was the liquid smoke that was left behind on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was about half way to medium in body with a watery yet creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Overall a very different brew than what I am used to, it was kind of like drinking liquid smoke straight out of the bottle. I have had other Smoked Beers but none this intense. Needless to say, not all beers are for everyone and this one is definitely not for me!!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (603) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bardzo dobra wędzonka. W smaku trochę zbyt słodkie, to mi przeszkadzało, ale należało się tego po stylu spodziewać. Świetna prezencja i odczucie w ustach. Świetne piwo!

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
florent.janssens (173) - - FEB 24, 2015
Forte odeur fumée. Le goût fumée est très puissant dès le début, puis plus rien. Un arrière goût fumé arrive par après.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ulysse (237) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Extremely smoky. Taste is overwhelmingly smoky. Not much else. Watery mouthfeel. Bland otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (653) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
Reddish brown pour. Aroma is tang and light smoke. Tastes like barbecue. Not my sort of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (624) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle - bright copper with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of malts, hay and light smoke. Taste is faintly smokey, wheat, peat and a little chocolate and caramel. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
50 cl systembolaget. Så denna i 101 öl boken och var tvungen att testa och den var mycket god.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bakulator (31) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2015
500 ml bottle to a pint. Dark Amber brown with tan head. Nice balance of sweet toasted malt and smoked pork. Very tasty! Schlenkerla 4th best rauchbier ever.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Gravity keg at Akkurat. Dark brownish/amber with a medium slighty tan head. Nice aroma of smoke, ham, salt and wood. Taste of smoke, ham, wood and salt. The finish was bitter. Refreshing and really drinkable. A very nice beer.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
susonagger (27) - spain, - FEB 15, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Color: Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen 50cl es de color prácticamente negro. - Espuma: Densa y de color beige - Boca: Fuerte. El toque a malta y caramelo queda en segundo plano cuando toma poder el ahumado, que es difícil de calificar como dulce o como amargo. Al final aparece un toque picante. ELABORADOR: Schlenkerla Rauchbier GRADO ALCOHÓLICO: 5 %

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (781) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured clear nut-brown with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of wood smoke, with perhaps a touch of caramel underneath. Body is medium, but a touch watery. Lightly dry finish. Flavor of nutty malt with a touch of bright citrus at the back. The smoke is present throughout, but really shows at the back and lingers pleasantly in the finish. A touch of a metallic note at the back as well.


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