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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 2268   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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
My first smoked beer. Chestnut in color with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly. Smokey and meaty in aroma with some freshly tanned leather. Taste is malty with a lingering flavor like bark and grain. Mild bitterness finishes very dry. Mouthfeel is light and watery with medium-low carbonation. An interesting beer. The quality seems fine, but it may take a few of these to develop my palate for them. My first one was not that enjoyable and I have tried most styles.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fisler (120) - 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 (411) - 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 (152) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (22) - ITALY - APR 12, 2015
Birra color rosso scuro, limpida, con una schiuma non molto persistente. Al naso come in bocca si riescono a percepire i malti che rendono la bevuta equilibrata e piacevole, ma è ovviamente l'affumicatura a farla da padrona: ricorda uno speck molto affumicato o una provola. Corpo medio leggero, va giù che è un piacere.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (194) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
La mia prima rauch. L’affumicatura del malto dà a questa birra un fortissimo aroma e sapore di prosciutto affumicato o pancetta, è particolarissimo ma si beve alla grande! Il colore tende al marrone e il malto fa un po’ da contralto all’affumicato che altrimenti coprirebbe troppo ogni altro sapore. Piacevole scoperta.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mackeon (100) - - APR 9, 2015
This is a great example of smoked beer. I don’t like smoked beer, even if the label is great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (405) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Bottle @ Michael Svarrer. Aroma of smoke, bacon. Clear brown with off-white head, long lasting. Smoke taste, light+ sweetness. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, smokey finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (509) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Beautiful ruby color, transparent with a weak head and nice bubbliness. Smell is smoke, caramel, toffeed apple. Sausage, smoked ham. Taste is watery bitter with a delicious smoky sweetness. Like having grilled boar with caramelised apple :-) The balance is perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3396) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Nice amber pour with a creamy tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has nice bold smoke...campfire with a bit of bbq. Flavor follows suit...assertively smoky but not overboard...some earthy hoppiness and a light minerally note. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is dry and smoky/earthy hoppy. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mars276 (26) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 1, 2015
Kolor: Mocnej herbaty. Piwo jest klarowne. Piana: Drobnopęcherzykowa, obfita, trwała. Pięknie oblepia szkło. Aromat: Wędzonka bukowa, zapach grilla, kiełbasy, boczku. Aromat jest przyjemny i dość intensywny. Minimalna nutka żelazista. Na teście skórnym wyłazi ewidentne żelazo. Smak: Niska goryczka. Mocna wędzonka z domieszką krwi. Żelazo jest niestety wyraźnie wyczuwalne, ale w kombinacji z mocną wędzonką nie przeszkadza. Piwo jest pół-słodkie. Niska goryczka moim zdaniem nie kontruje tej słodyczy w wystarczającym stopniu. Wysycenie: Średnie - w porządku. Opakowanie: Ładna etykieta w niemieckim stylu. Minus za brak dokładnych informacji o zasypie, chmieleniu i drożdżach. Bardzo dobry rauchbier. Jestem trochę zaskoczony obecnością żelaza w piwie. Mimo to jest to jedno z najlepszych piw dymionych jakie miałem okazję pić. Podniósłbym trochę goryczkę dla skontrowania wyraźnej słodyczy, ale to nie zarzut, a jedynie osobiste preferencje. Szczerze polecam.


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