Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1545   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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (2463) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, smoked bacon, sweet / Malta tostada, bacon ahumado, dulce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (755) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper color, big tan head. Aroma of smoke, smoked chesse, smoked ham. Taste is light bitter, light to medium sweet. Flavor of smoked ham, caramel, sugar. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Nice beige head and good black-brown body. Nice leather aroma. Flavour is sweet leather, molasses, chocolate syrup, sugar, beef jerky, very meaty and in your face. Well defined and balanced. Nice beer but a bit heavy and smoky. Worth a try if you like a good earthy smack in the face.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (4859) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 7, 2016
bottle at PO Vaults
immediate frazzles smoky bacon aroma on opening the bottle dark brown but clear with dense beige pillowy head, lots of beechwood smoke with some coffee and chocolate in behind, full bodied, clean, smokey, moderate carbonation, bacon, slight woodiness, low bitterness - rauch star.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (695) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Beautiful clear dark beer with ruby highlights, weak head and lots of bubbles. Smell is bbq, wood and smoke. Hint of honey and caramel. Leather. Fresh cheese, nuts. Taste is watery sweetish with subtle bitterness. Oily and smooth. Smoke and bbq of course. Caramel and hint of honey. Some dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle 0.33l from Vlada.Taste at Beerville beer shop Belgrade Serbia with Vlada.Ciaoooo! 09.01.2016.Pour it dark brown color with small head.Aroma smoked meat.Taste smooth smoked meat with slighty sweet caramel taste, also pinch of rust flavour.Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1327) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 29, 2016
Had a bottle at de Tolly in Tartu. Well-well-well. I knew I wouldn’t enjoy this! Extremely smoky, reminding me of very greasy smoked pork... I did get the Bock behind the greasy smokiness, but it didn’t help much, I just couldn’t convince myself into appreciating this very much. But as it’s become quite widely available, I’ll try and give it another try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1680) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is generally similar to their Märzen but it’s even more intense with more dry smoke. Rich malty body with a very smooth mouthfeel. The smokiness is pretty strong but the rich body keeps it in balance. It’s a lovely smoked Bock but I think their Märzen is more sessionable and accessible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (505) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2016
Dark brown liquid. Head disappeared quite quickly leaving only thin round of beige froth. Smoke, burnt caramel, herbs in the aroma. Roasted malts, burnt caramel at first. Lots of smoke and hints of herbs in the middle. Bitter, smoky finish. Even some spiceness in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, really smoky but very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1246) - CROATIA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle; pours dark brown with some red tints and white head; aroma of bacon, malt, and hints of dark fruits; taste is smoked bacon with some malt and caramel with a hint of dark fruits; finish is smoky and has a touch of bitterness; nice beer

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