Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 2310   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KajII (799) - 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (495) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (215) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (92) - - JUN 29, 2015
Aroma is campfire and hotdogs. Taste is char, smoke, light creamy caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours a dark cola-like brown with a huge, fluffy head. Nose is heady and strong like a cooler full of smoked meats. Taste is malty sweet and the smokiness comes through the nose and you'd swear you just had a bite of a smoked brisket sandwich. I didn't think I'd like this. I didn't care for their Urbock, but this is very nice and would pair marvelously with barbecue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (927) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Deep amber bronze pour, thin tan head. Nose is smoked meat. Bittersweet. Middle is smoke, dark malt, dried currants, earth. Finish is medium bodied, smooth smoky malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NallePalle (262) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle, 50 cl, from Fränky, Fürth. Without doubt smokey features, hints of a smoked sausage. From start, when opening the bottle. Balanced, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (141) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2015 Pours amber brown with a lacing light brown head. Meady and smoked aroma. Bacon flavoured and quite smoked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bolian (43) - - JUN 21, 2015
Rauch beer with marked smoked peaty expression. Pours dark brown with fine head. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Leather, smoke, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Svarun (11) - - JUN 20, 2015
My personally favourite beer, excellent smoked aroma and taste very much like bacon.

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