Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(First tapping every first Thursday of October) A smoked bock beer for Bambergís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
bottle. dark color. big white head. very smokey in odor and taste. very good. i think i will try this one with food next time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 If like many north-americans your idea of a good time is fattening junk-food and beer then Iíve got good news for you. This Rauchbier Urbock is like your favourite greasy spoon joint in a bottle. Mahogany body with a medium beige head. I just drank a bottle of the Marzen and a bottle of the Urbock side-by-side. Smoke-time!!! Although their Urbock is supposed to be the reference for the Smoked genre I thought the Marzen more than held its own. Aroma was campfire smoke for the Marzen and smoked bacon for the Urbock. Smoke intensity in mouth was comparable (very high for both). The Marzen has a lighter body with flavours of roasted malts, candies, light caramel and a surprise lemony twist. The finish was refreshing and even a little tart. The Urbock on the other hand has flavours of creamy malts, thick caramel, molasses with a long and intense finish of molasses. Overall the Urbock is more intense but because of its heavy side I wouldnít drink two pints in a row. While with the Marzen after one pint I was craving for more and more. Itís a draw.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 8, 2006
One of my all-time favourites. Pours a ruddy-sable-black with a khaki head. the beer reeks of smoke and bacon fat. The palate agrees with an earthy, old-world malt that sweetens on the finish just to be cut back by a wisk of smoke-richness. This beer is meant for food, smoked cheeses, meats, etc. I baked an onion with sausage and breads crumbs in the hollow center and stuck a nice piece of peppered bacon with it. Just wonderful, not for eveyone, but tongues can evolve.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Letís see, where do I begin? ....Appearance... Nice chocolate brown with tan head and good lacing ...Aroma..like the time a house burned in our neighborhood, and the wet, damp, smoky smell afterward ...Flavor.....drinking the runoff from that fire ...Palate...cook a steak extremely well done, throw out steak, eat charcoal..thatís it Try as I might, I could not finish this. THIS CRAP WAS HORRIBLE!!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
thewolf (11648) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Pheeuww... well... it pours nicely light brown. Then it assaults you with a smell of smoked fish or sausage. Taste is very smoky at first, then transforms into sweetness. I really donít like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Deep copper brown with ruby hues and a creamy, beige head. A big, smoky nose like uncured bacon, creamy caramel, deep grains, some brown sugar, sticky barbeque and some mild, earthy hops. The body is thick, robust and lightly carbonated with plenty of heft on the tongue. The flavor is sweet, smoky and actually a little bitter. The smokiness is dominate with fairly substantial sweetness before a surprisingly crisp hop bitterness tweaks the end just enough to keep either of the other two elements from becoming too powerful. This is just what I was looking for (excluding the Fastenbier, which Iíd love to try!), thick, sweet, flavorful, balanced and sufficiently smoky. In the past month, Iíve gone from hater to player in this strange world of smoke beers. Ah, to visit Bamberg one day...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2006
Pours red/brown with a frothy white head. Smells strongly of salami, the taste is malty, slightly metallic and bitter. It leaves a real strange bitter aftertaste in your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zilofidelious (2) - USA - APR 11, 2006 does not count
This is only my second beer to be rated on this stupendous website... and I am SO excited to rate more. This beer was extremely different but in a good way! The minute I opened it I was engulfed in a smokey cloud of beer particles. I couldnt help but get out a bottle of BBQ sauce and an apron. The smooth dark consitency only added excitement. I think the head was a perfect ammount. Taste.. just as smooth as predicted. Amazing. While drinking this my smoked brisket had finished so I helped myself to a few warm slices of that as well. This was actually a better flavor??!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Brown color. Medium head. Aroma has a lot of smoke and something like salami. Not bad. Flavor is somehow too fatty. Not nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
Brown body with red shine, huge light brown head that stays long and leaves beautiful laces; Huge, very smoked nose, with some freshness as well: smoked food like cheese and fish or maybe campfire the day after; The body is full and soft, with a great balance; It turns into a finish of fresh bitterness with some length, fresh notes and a spicy malty sweetness. Very good beer, but these rauchbierís are so very, very special.

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