Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1392   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1360) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Muckey’s. Poured into a tall lager glass. A very good looking dark ruby brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is very smoky with layers of malt too.. Flavor is smooth and malty with layers of smoke. Good balance. Lingering dark sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MichaelAwesome (4423) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Endlich waren wir also vor Ort in diesem Rauchbier-Mysterium und leider Gottes hat es sich wie erwartet in etwa so entwickelt wie befuerchtet. Ein Bier, das zuvorderst natuerlich nach Rauchschinken oder Rauchlachs zieht, doch daran gewoehnt man sich recht fix. Schlimmer ist jedoch das laffe Innenleben, das dazu irgendwie abrupt und unerwartet bitter abschliesst. Mit mildem Ausgang waere auch ich milde gestimmt gewesen, doch so ist das hier nix.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (4435) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at their brewpub in Bamberg. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma of campfire and woods. Taste of campfire, woods, smoked ham, smoke, peat and torf. Earthy finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (365) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, medium body, average carbonation, oily feel, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (539) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Dark brown color. Aroma is, well, smoke...duh...a wood smokiness. Taste is strong smoke at first, but after a few sips the smoke becomes less in your face. Sweet, malty, thin-to-medium mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer, though not the kind I want to drink often.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"thanks John - this was an exquisite beer. the smoke is anything but subtle, more aggressive than i was expecting, but not overpowering. rich malty tones and a super smooth finish. love it!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (1872) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
Enjoyed fresh on tap@source, 12/2013, bottled 2014 and aged (1yr, bb10/2014). Gorgeous ruby-edged jet black with thick, pillowy beige crown. Delicately sweet and peated aroma of vaporised, smoke-charred BBQ ribs on a fir bonfire: the perfume version. On draught the nose is rich, dense, dry yet caramalty, bottled some oak shines through, whereas aged it is all oak, branches, earth. Taste draught: harmoniously rich and creamy, a meaty, caramelised marshmellow. Bottled slightly slimmer in body, with more tannins and twig-like wood components shining through over a bockish sugarbelly. Stellar when fresh and on tap in season, impressive and still sessionable bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (273) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma of beef jerky, bacon, roasted cereal grains. Appears clear reddish dark brown, minimal pale caramel foam. Tastes of roasted malted barley, some caramel, sweet and mostly bitter. Overall, great aroma, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (483) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark black purple. Thin. Strong woodsmoke/bonfire nose. Tastes of smoke blended with a sweet malt character--almost sugary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BagerPL (117) - - SEP 13, 2014
Idealne piwo dla kogoś kto chciałby spróbować piwa wędzonego. Wyznacznik stylu. Dużo kiełbasy.

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