Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(First tapping every first Thursday of October) A smoked bock beer for Bamberg’s strong beer season (October through December). Matured for months in ancient rock-cellars underneath Bamberg and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask. Similar to, but much bigger than the classic Maerzen style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2006
Strong fried bacon aroma as soon as you open the bottle. Murky dark brown colour with a beige head. When you taste it the bacon recedes, to be replaced by an open fire burning a huge piece of driftwood you found on the beach on a cold autumn day. Some malty sweetness, and a little musty bitterness. Wonderfully evocative. Not a beer for every day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Hickory Farms in a bottle. Wow is this different. A challenging beer to say the least. I would think most only make it through a few sips. An entire bottle is quite a project

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
As for the aroma, I have 2 words - lebanon bologna. It does exactly taste like that, rather it is more somey flavored than meat flavored. In a word, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours to a dark reddish-brown body with a creamy beige head. Nice lacing. The aroma is smoked teriyaki beef jerky, slim jims, and charred vanilla beans. The flavor is much the same with notes of oak. Not as much meat taste as the aroma has meat smells. Mostly smoky wood like I’m eating what a campfire smells like. Medium bodied, velvet. I wish it was salty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2006
From bottle. Reddish brown pour with white head. Nose is smoked teriyaki beef jerky, and, smoked ham? Whoa. Flavor is the same with an underlying bitterness. Body supports the flavor and leaves a smoked, meaty aftertaste. Not my type of beer, but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a white head. Nose and body are the same - like teryaki beef jerky smoked over oak chips. Beautiful body. My first "smoke". Strange, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Heavy bacon aroma, very, very nice. Great dark brown body with a light bubbly head. Good malt taste, followed by smoked ham and bacon. Full bodied and with a smooth yet spicy ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Dark mohogony color with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of smoke and hints of salt. Sweet smoke flavor with light salting. Taste of a smoked ham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MoritzF (8726) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2006
(bottle) Clear and dark reddish amber colour with a mid-sized foamy beige head, diminishing into a small creamy layer. Nice and rich smoked malts aroma (beechwood smoked ham and leather). Moderately sweet smoked malty taste, full bodied, smooth mouthfeel; a little bitterness comes up towards the finish with notes of tar and liquorice. Great for a Bock and for a smoked beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Never had this type of beer before, and i really enjoyed this. Aroma is alot like BBQ or mesquite beef jerkey. taste is very smoky. hints of genuine bbq chicken, bacon and hickory. nice body, moderate carbination. great beer, very unique. i imagine the smokyness could be too much for some

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