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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ST247 (360) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
50cl bottle @home. Pours dark brown with an off-white, creamy head. Overwhelming smoked aroma, bit like bacon. Taste is bacon, caramel, bit sweet, smoked but not as dominating as the aroma would suspect. Actually an interesting beer, not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABT_S54 (124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 500cl bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours an almost black liquid with a foamy off white head. Taste is malt and sweetness. The smoke is not too evident to start but once swallowed there is little else coming through other than smoke. Very much an acquired taste but one that I haven’t got. Very good for its style but just a little too heavy going but glad I tried it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (779) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2014
Aroma and flavours of good quality English bacon and a dram of Laphroaig. Poor appearance, with not much of a decent head. I thought the Maerzen one was a bit thicker on the palate. Still, a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours brown with brownish head. Smoke aroma and flavor. Malty caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1341) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
500ml bottle from Berlin Bier Shop. Probably the smokiest Schlenkerla with the biggest flavours, but even so it’s blended so well with such a smooth mouthfeel that it’s so easily drinkable. Smoky bacon dominates with a meaty juiciness, moderate bitterness and some ash and charcoal wafting about. Tastes like a meal in a glass. Great stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy smoked aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some bacon notes. Average moderate bitter finish. OK balanced smoked. Oily palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moravius (388) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Flasche von Grabsch, Berlin-Lichterfelde. - Tiefstes Kastanienbraun. - Nase von geräuchertem Schinken. - Die schwere Süße von dunklem Malz ist harmonisch verbunden mit kompromißlosem Raucharoma und erdig-holzigem Hopfen, der tatsächlich Aroma spendet, nicht nur Bittere. Mild rezent. Wuchtiger hopfenaromatisch-bitterer Abgang. - Malzsüße, Rauch und Hopfen in vollendeter Harmonie - ein großartiges Rauchbier. - Mein Exemplar, kurz vor Erreichen des MHD (April 2014) getrunken, hatte schon eine ganz zarte stechende Säure, Anzeichen des beginnenden „Umkippens“ und eine Erinnerung, daß auch Bockbiere nicht zur Lagerung bestimmt sind. Ein Winterbock ist eben kein Maibock ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (924) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Dark red/brown pour. Smells like roasted meat and campfire. Taste is all about the smoke with some nice malty goodness in the background. This is probably the smokiest beer I’ve had to date. Delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
geologyguy (635) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2014
holy crap! smell is of smoked lox!! amazing!! smooth and smoky....malty more than anything...smooth like liquid smoked lox!! great! like no other beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (497) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
From bottle. Dark red, almost black. Smokey, sweet smell. Taste is chalk, ash and roasted malt. Well balanced.


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