Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1523   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2016
Clear brownish red beer, medium to small retentive tan head. Malty and smokey nose with tarry and bacony notes. Flavor is smoke, sweet notes, malt, wood, tar, bacon. Hoppy bitterness, caramel and malt in the finish with thick and meaty smoke. This one lays on the smoke and bacon pretty thick, although the body is suprisingly light. Mouthfeel, on the other hand, is oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (168) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2016
Dark brown with thick white head. Aroma contains a lot - fire baked pork, smoked meat, burned bread, several type of cheese, including smoked cheese, peat, grilled raisins, sweetness etc. Taste does not give any hint to abv. It contains several types of roasted meat, cheese, grilled maize, summer night campfire smoke and a pinch bock sweetness. Carbo is also sweet and light. Über beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle, BB 09.2016 (from alcostock). Pours dark brown with beige head. The huge head stays. Aroma is smoke, bacon, malt, black bread. Flavor is sweet and bitter, bacon, malt, caramel. Finish is sweet, bacon and dry bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew, but I may actually prefer märzen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2016
Marrón muy oscura, abundante espuma ocre, muy duradera, bonita. Estupendo aspecto. Aroma tremendo. Barbacoa, no es humo, es carne ahumada. En boca la textura es excelente, cremosa. Y el sabor único, con base de caramelo y ese tono ahumado, madera, que puede gustar o no, pero que hace una cerveza diferente, y para mi magnífica. Pide salchichas, y con ellas es insuperable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (690) - Elche, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2016
Clear mahogany color with medium beige head. Smoky aroma, barbecue-like, smoked meat, ham, wood and caramel malts. Taste follows the nose, again, smoked ham, bacon and meat, also caramel, charcoal and toffee, with a strong woody/oaky character. Strong bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Probabeer (44) - - JAN 6, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2016 Es una cerveza con sabor ahumado. Enseguida se nota, y luego se va. Buen cuerpo y no es ligera.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Demens (56) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 0,5l bottle. Dark brown colour with long lasting tan head. Aroma: Smoked ham, wood, caramel. Taste: Like the aroma, smoked ham first, than coffee. Little sweetness, then medium bitterness. Full body with mild carbonation. Smokey,bitter finish. I’ve never tasted anything like this before, so I’m surprised a little bit but I liked it in a wierd way. Ham stock combo with a bock beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (616) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
L: -pours a clear copper-ruby with a big,frothy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -chocolate,caramel,bready,woody,campf touch of burned plastic,nutty F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium,creamy body -no alcohol detectable O: Fantastic,just like everything else i’ve tried from Schlenkerla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1574) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya shared with family for the holidays. Pours a deep brown with purplish shade on the edges. Stronger smoked aroma than the marzen: smoked ham and honey, charcoal, plum, oak, charred molasses, chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Slightly oily mouthfeel with average to soft carbonation. More fruit comes out as it warms giving it a holiday feel. Slightly sweet finish with more smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (752) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Butelka 0,5l Kolor ciemnobrązowy, klarowny, piana niezbyt duża ale się trzyma szkła. Aromat to wędzonka, wędzonka i susz śliwkowy. W smaku wytrawne, wędzonka i trochę ziół, średnia goryczka, bardzo dobre pijalne piwo, rewelacja.

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