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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nikolayillov (1) - BULGARIA - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
average carbonation, bitter, long finish, medium body, medium sweetness, red, brown, clear, smoke, smoke, smoke,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1587) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a very short, quickly dissipating, light tan head. Smoky and moderately malty nose. Rich and full mouthfeel. Very smoky and bacons flavors. Enough sweetness in the malt to balance the smokiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1240) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 27, 2016
Clear dark brown/red-ish color, small tan head. Roasted malt aroma, some oil and bacon. Bacon taste, dried meat. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture. //bottle at Craft Room

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6505) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Fermentoren, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Smoked malt, dried fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, sausages, chocolate, some dried fruit, wood.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkdad (11) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from the Vineyard, Belfast. Looks almost like a stout, but with a thinner head. Aroma is smoked cheese to me, kind of thin taste at the very start then a very full bodied palate of, well, smokiness. An unusual brew, would definitely try again (maybe the Marzen too) but not all of the time...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2770) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (598) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2800) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1777) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (818) - 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.


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