Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1394   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2005
Wild smoky nose, smoked meat, bacon, with some underlying malt. Very dark brown body, with a reddish tint, medium off-white head. The flavor is not as smoky as the aroma, subtle sweet malt notes, the smoke is still there, but is far more pleasant and not as aggressive as in the nose, ends on a nice little hop note. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a spare white head. Aroma of smoked sausage, BBQ Ribs, and malt. Tasted like the juices of smaoked sausage. Somewhat thin in the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2005
Clear brown with ruby edges, quickly diminsing tan head. Huge smoky, salty, bacon aroma. Some light sweetness. The flavor is a mirror image of the aroma, maybe a bit more salty. The body is medium full, soft. As with all of Aecht Schlenkerla’s beers, good stuff. Yum. Now all I need is a roasted whole pig to go witht this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is dominated by smoke. Reminds me a little of bacon (don’t know why!!!) Flavour is smoky and sweet. Almost tar. Has a roasty smoked end. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Black with ligth brown head. Smoke in the aroma. Good balance between the smoke and the sweetness. Long lasting aftertaste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
WoW! This is not for the weak. Aroma is of smoked bacon, flavor is almost the same. Get past the first sip and it will grow on you. If you love BBQ this is the beer to accompany your summer parties. However, proceed with caution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5385) - 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 (1423) - 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 (2326) - 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 (2098) - 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.

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