Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1368   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle to tulip Aroma of wood smoke, oak, malt, and something sweet, similar to but not exactly, syrup or caramel. Dark red, nearly brown, with a long lasting creamy off white head. Taste is smoke, oak, lots of sweet malt balanced with a little bitterness. It’s very thick and creamy with maybe a bit of chalkiness. Wonderful beer...very refreshing and quite rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (676) - Samarate, ITALY - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from craft beer store Hamburg. Tamara carica, limpida con schiuma beige fine. Affumicato, caramello, cenere, malto e luppolo resinoso all aroma. Gusto dolce abboccato poco acida abbastanza amara da luppolo. Affumicatura intensa. Abbastanza calda, mediamente corposa appiccicosa e poco carbonata.equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle thnx to benzai. Dark brown color with a white head. Smells malts and smoked. Tastes smokey, sweet and dry. Mwa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2005) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at London Drinker festival 2014, Kings Cross, London. A dark brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Smokey, soy sauce aroma. Tastes similar smoked bacon, malty, soy sauce, hint of dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Martinus @ weekly tasting. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average sized tan head. Aroma is malts and heavily smoked. Taste malts, smoke, some bitterness. Average to medium body and carbonation. Quite nice imo, and I usually don’t like smoked beers at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Dark copper colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells smoked, malts, hint of liquorice, ash. Tastes smoked, malts, some liquorice, ash, slightly tar. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (131) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2014
Absolutely great! Dark brown and clear appearance, little tick foam. Aroma of dozens of notes: smoked cheese, bread, cooked bacon and grass. Mouth of bread, roasted malts, smoked cheese with a great bitterness cutting the previous notes in the final. Complex and very drinkable in the same time! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lmastr (1) - Norma, ITALY - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Great beer. It completely tastes like bacon, and smells like bbq sauce. Love it. Maybe has a too strong flavour to drink it with some food.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Fra flaske, 50 cl. Mørkt mahogny brun med et lille, kortvarigt beige skum. Indbydende næse. Sødlig lejrbål eller nok nærmere charcuterie. Milde lakrids-noter. Zen-agtig balanceret smag mellem maltsødme og en mild, men vedvarende bitterhed. Let træ-agtige noter- Wauv. Indtil videre min favorit fra Aecht Schlenkerla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Smells like smoked pork -- brings back good memories of home. Only a hint of meat in the aftertaste; smoky flavors dominate, with a touch of hops. Pleasantly effervescent. Very good.

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