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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 1525   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martpez (63) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
A dark beer with a small head. Its smoky but manages to have the bold taste associated with a strong ale. It rather nice and makes a decent change of pace. The aroma is not overwhelming, perfectly smoked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8741) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, smoke, smoked meat, sausages, bacon. Flavor is light sweet, sokey, malt, caramel, saugages, bacon, wood smoke. Medium body, average carbonation, light dry finish. 131115

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (412) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Savukaljojen aatelia. Ruokaoluena pulled porkin kanssa aivan mahtava. Ei liian läpitunkeva maku.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beers0mniac (79) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Black-red color with short white head. Intense aroma of smoke, ham, campfire and a little bit of liquorice. Taste goes the same way with smooth mouthfeel and average carbonation. Truly a king of the smoke beers, just amazing stuff. One of my favourites

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mister_Li (479) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
Klares rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Rauchmalze, reichlich Speck, holzig, sehr würzig, dezent süß, im Abgang leicht bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grisza77 (320) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Prawie czarne piwo, jedynie po światło widać rubinowe refleksy, piania średnio obfita, zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w postaci pierścienia przy brzegu szkła. Aromat przyjemny, wędzony, mi kojarzy się z oscypkiem. W smaku zaskakująco wytrawne, wędzone, ziołowe. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna, ziołowa. Ogólnie rewelacyjne wędzone piwo, te które piłem do tej pory były zdecydowanie bardziej słodkie, a to jest dość wytrawne i gorzkie co fajnie gra z wędzonką.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from the Brewery. Dark brown color, super intense smoked ham-aroma, dried fruits, wood.This is a punch in your face. You got to get used to this. Great. Drink it outside in the freezing cold!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (310) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Perfectly smoked. Some smoked beers have a harsh burned rubber smokiness. In this one the smoke flavors are prominent but gentle. Like in smoked salmon. The aroma is like a wonderful campfire. The flavor is sweet smoked malts, dark chocolate and some bitter hops. Texture is creamy. It is quite overhwelming in flavor so the 50cl bottle is a bit much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3164) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Treated as a rauchbier, this was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi-hazy to dark brown color with an off white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds yet still leaving a soft level cap of a white head with just a tad of lacing roaming around in a messy sort of way. The smell started off with sweet honey blending with subtle smoke and bringing in a slight meatiness (more so like a glazed ham). The taste was mainly the same sweet flavor from the aroma encompassing a subtle bacon derivative sliding smoothly into the aftertaste and leading on into a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the meatiness to blend more with the sweetness thus creating a stickiness on my tongue. But, it’s a good stickiness. Overall, I say this was a wonderful rauchbier that I would have again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulioRangel (81) - Salvador, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015
Cerveja escura, bastante aromática, seca e de teor alcoolico elevado. Corpo leve. Característica marcante do malte defumado.


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