Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1471   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Wow, this is intense. Marvelous big smokey aroma. Very full bodied. Sweet maltiness and a hint of chocolate. Their Märzen to the power of two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Very dark brown. Thick, creamy tan head hangs nice lacing as it subsides. Bubbles coating the glass. Aroma of big smoke, charcoal, wood, and subtle malt. Same flavor with more malt presence. Balanced, medium body. Best smoke beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Epor (13) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Very good, very smoky. Medium body, nice finish. Don’t know if I like this or the Märzen version better, but it’s a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2006
This beer is freaking awesome. This is what defines the Rauchbier style. Pours a unique color that I have never seen before in a beer- deep amber but more like a deep woody brown. Ok head and some lace. Aroma is lots of smoked malts, smoked salmon, maple bacon, smoked wood- possibly oak and probably beechwood. Kinda got that campfire -like aroma. Also reminds me a bit of some cigar smoke. Flavor is not quite as smokey but still lots of burnt wood, smoked meats, and a little bit of caramelized malt. Possibly some chocolate or other nutty-like malts. Lightly bitter finish, but so damn smooth overall. Phenomenal beer. Everytime I have an Aecht smoked beer, I seem to like them more and more.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2006
Draught. DARK brown with a lacing and a minimum white head. The aroma consists of smoke and wheat. The flavour consists of burnt hops and sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
Dark brown and clear. Powerful smoked meat and woodsmoke aroma. Similar smoke-dominated palate as the other beers in this family, but noticably fuller in the body with distinct malt character as well. Deifferent, intriguing, and excellent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
From reading some of the other commentary and based on the average score, this is obviously a great beer for those who like smoked malts. It is complex in aroma and taste, but truth be told I have a hard time getting past the smoked bacon/sausage smell and taste. Actually feels like drinking a smoked sausage. Not to my taste, but would recommend as a very distinctive beer to be tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2005
Dark brown body with ruby tinges and compact, short lasting, light tan head. Real deep smoke aroma as well as strong bacon. Medium body, it is not as meaty as the nose promises, burnt caramel, softens even more as it warms, some oak, pepper and peat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Bouteille de 500 obtenue par le service d’importation privée de l’Institut de la Bière. Arôme: Odeur de "smoke meat". Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un très mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fumée très présent et de caramel. La durée de l’arrière goût est courte. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture sirupeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de fumée en arrière goût. (Rating #385)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 I was incredibly fired up to get my hands on this stuff, in fact I think it was all I talked about at the Sydney gathering. Anywayz, it’s really good, but perhaps not mind-blowing. Great colour and way better head retention than I was expecting. Ultimately the best way to describe this is that it is to Bock what the Märzen is to regular Märzen. The aroma is more or less exactly the same as the Märzen, though perhaps slightly more powerful; loads of woody smoke, good sausages being cooked on a campfire, vanilla and a little roast malt. In the mouth it asserts itself more as a genuine bock, with loads of salty, smoky, powerful malt that verges on soy sauciness with some plum sauce thrown in. Palate’s ever-so-slighlty dull. Call me stupid but I was a bit surprised that this tasted so much like a bock - and I’m not really a huge fan of bock. I really liked this but there are less of the things I really like about the Märzen (roast + bitterness) in this one, and it’s just not as easy to drink.
RR: Fresh 07 bottles are in town now (Nov 07) and it’s tasting fantastic. Definitely not too "bocky" this year, just bucketloads of smokey intensity. Sausagey again too, I’m not sure why this tastes like sausages and the Märzen doesn’t. Delicious.

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