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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (247) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of smoked bacon and pulled pork BBQ. Dark pour. Decent head. Strong smokey flavor with mellow malt and a sweet caramel vanilla finish. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (341) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Butelka, warka do kwietnia 2015. Piwo bardzo ciemno czerwono-miedziane, po nalaniu do tulipa widac tylko pod silne swiatlo - inaczej daje wrazenie czarnego. Klarowne, z wysoka, gesta, drobnopecherzykowa piana, srednio powoli opadajaca, zostawiajaca piekne firmanki na szkle, solidne 5 za wyglad :) Aromat rzeczjasna bardzo mocno wedzony, blizej szybki niz oscypka, z nutami ogniska, drewna, a w tle chleba, karmelu (karmel staje sie mocniejszy po ogrzaniu sie). Robi wrazenie, jest najzwyczajniej w swiecie smakowity, pobudza slinianki, wywoluje mysli o jedzeniu :) mocno slodowe. w smaku - poza wedzonka i pozostalymi nutami z aromatu mam wrazenie, ze czuc tez tosty. Posmaki (glownie wedzone) pozostaja na bardzo, bardzo dlugo. Jednak dla mnie smak ma pewna wade - gdzies tak w okolicach polowy pol-litrowego pokala czlowiek sie przyzwyczaja do smaku i w odbiorze piwo traci na intensywnosci. Mila pelnia oraz oleistosc w ustach. Wysycenie niskie. Goryczka niska, po ogrzaniu (badz po oslabnieciu wedzonych nut w odbiorze?) nieco wyzsza, w strone sredniej. Tak czy inaczej: trudno sie dziwic, ze jest postrzegane jako ponadczasowy klasyk.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1037) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Strong smoke.
Appearance: Clear dark brown color. Medium, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, smoke, light bitter.
Palate: Full body. Sticky texture. Light fizzy.
Overall: Pleasant smoked bock.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (238) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2015
0,5 l bottle, best before 6/2015. Clear, very dark ruby with a huge, creamy, stable, tan head. Beauty! Very intense aroma of smoked bacon, smoked beechwood, coal and hints of licorice. The smokiness leaves not much space for other smells. The taste is unexpectedly less dominated by smoke. It is quite sweet with hints of bacon, raisins, molasses and licorice. Very good! Medium long, slightly bitter finish. Full body, creamy and slightly chewy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Another fantastic Schlenkerla beer! This one is so satisfying and everything but one-dimensional. Although one would expect this to just be relying on the smoke flavour, it is more of a typical Bock enriched with a subtle smokey taste. Brilliant!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (176) - - JAN 27, 2015
Aroma: very intensive aroma of smoke, ham and caramel in the background Taste: sweet, smoky, caramel, low bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (831) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2015
Color rubí oscuro y limpio con espuma beis compacta. Aromas intensamente ahumados, beicon, y fondo de caramelo mas sutil con toques tostados. Cuerpo medio y meloso, inicio dulce y acaramelado moderado que pasa a un ahumado medio con un final de amargor bajo y tostado.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2376) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Draught at Taphouse, Cph. Clear amber colour with a medium sized, off-white head. Sweet, smoked aroma with ham, bonfire, oak, toasted malts, rich caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a oily texture and a fine, soft carbonation. Rather rich for a 6.5 % alcohol. Lasting, smoked finish with bacon and rich caramel malts. Excellent beer, if you´re in to the smoked stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (409) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
This beer pours a dark copper with a medium off white head. The aroma is mostly just wood smoke you get from a bbq and some malts but very faint. The taste is overpowered by the smoke. Some beers in this style have a faint smokey flavor, but not this one, it is strong! I don’t pick up a lot more in the taste except for maybe some dark fruits. Worth a try.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
500 ml bottle into pine glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge wood smoke, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, oak, light chocolate, light char, herbal, and oak/smokey earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, smoke, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big wood smoke, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, oak, light chocolate, light char, herbal, and toast/smokey earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of wood smoke, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, oak, light chocolate, light char, and herbal/smoke earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and smoke flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors as well with zero estery notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible rauchbier style. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, smoke, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.


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