Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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(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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2005
Poured a hazy, brownish red color with no head or lacing. Aroma of smoked sausage and other salty meats. Super smokey taste, roast, tobacco, maple, and light hop bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2005
I really want to be around for the first Thursday of October tapping sometime. Anywho, beer pours chesnut brown with a modertely retained beige colored head. Aroma is the absolutley most wonderful curing room smell of all time. Tons of bacon, ham, smoke, wood. Flavor is delightfully smokey and the base beer seems to be a bit more substantial than some of the other Schlenkerla’s. Flavors of smoke and sweet malt. The promise of the aroma outshines the flavor of this one, though I do like it a lot. I love the Schlenkerlas. Prost!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Deep ruby in colour with a long lasting beige head. Aroma was of deep smoke, dried salted meats, roasted malt. Utterly amazing. The flavour was roasty, spicey, very smokey, roasted malts and meat. Rich medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes with a very long smokey bitterness. Wow, this is great stuff, a beautiful smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2061) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
pours brown like a cola, Favre. meaty smokey aroma with molasses. liquid meat taste like ribs without much sauce. chalky mouthfeel tea like consistency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Brown with no head. Nose is berry and brown sugar. Very thin mouthfeel. Lots of smoke and bitter on the back end. All one sided-smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 (on bottle) Either you dig or you don´t; I do. Darkbrown/black, with a pale withe head. Lghtly sharp smoked nose, witch becomes milder through the pour. "Schwartzbier"-taste and the caractaristic sent of open fire remains with a watery mouth in the finish.Like sucking on your shirt after a day in the woods with the barbieq and kids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown/red with tan puffy head with medium retention. The aroma is, as expected, powerful smoked with some sweet malt coming through. The first sip of this beer is overpowering with burned sugar and bacon, but as you drink it it becomes more malty and balanced. Mouth feel is syrupy and fulfilling. As subtle as a fork in the eye, but a lot more pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Deep copper in color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of smoke,meat,wood, one hell of a barbecue. Smoked malt flavor from start to finish,wondeful. Great on it’s own with food, or if you can afford it, a great marinate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Smells like Chicken, I mean, Turkey. Dark brown color with slight carbonation and minimal head. This thing reallly taste like smoked turkey neck beer. Beyond the smoke and turkey, I taste a hint of carmel, nuts, and maybe toast, all be it burnt toast.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
oh, god. I AM NOT A FAN OF THIS STYLE> I COULD NOT FINISH THIS> smelled like a soagy pile of shes. Tasted worse thenthat. Sorry, I do not like it. This is a very strong version of the smoke style. Not even after 5 very hot spice nuclear wings can I get the taste out of my mouth and nose. If you are not a fan of smoke beers, lease, stay away. Sorry.

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