Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1460   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (338) - POLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Zapach: przepiękna wędzonka, charakter skórki z oscypka, do tego nuty koźlakowe, suszone owoce, rodzynki. W smaku pełna słodowa baza, sporo suszonych owoców, nuty rodzynkowe, skórki od chleba z oscypkową wędzonością, wszystko świetnie zbalansowane i jak na koźlaka - bardzo pijalne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swieca (113) - POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Nice smoky aroma - ham, sausage, smoked cheese. Pours dark brown with strong medium head. Taste of smoked meat, malty, earthy. A bit of iron in the background. Medium body, average carbonation. Classic Urbock.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a flaky deep amber brown with a resilient, thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is smoky, woody, salty and meaty. Flavor is fruits, meat, salt, berries, caramel, brown sugar. Finish is smoky, woody, salty. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (504) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2014
Dark reddish brown color, small beige head. Aroma with roasted malts, smoked bacon and oak. Taste is similar plus some fruity notes - dry sweet with medium bitter finish and smoky aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice smoked beer, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Amberish in colour with a nice thick white head. Deliciously smoky in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
50cl bottle at Haasche Bluf. smokey aroma. Thick creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Smokey aftertaste but well balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gregus (414) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Butelka; barwa brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana beżowa, bujna, zostaje do końca. Intensywny aromat wędzony, palony, dymu, ogniska, szynki, oscypka, suszonych owoców, śliwek, spalonych kabli, słodu, karmelu. Smak wędzony, dymny, suszonych owoców, kompotu z suszek, słodowy, karmelowy, ciemnego chleba, ciasta, oscypka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Keg @ CK. deep reddish brown with a small head. Nose is deep rich smoked ham. Slightly medicinal herbs. Toffee. Flavor is the same. Very smoky with a clean slightly bready finish. Some grain. Light body, soft carb. Eminently drinkable. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (222) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 500ml bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with white head that quickly disappeared. Sweet smoky aroma, taste is toffee with hints of bacon and smoke. Tart, bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1886) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Bierstube in Philly. Clear dark chestnut pour with a weak off-white head. Bottle is likely towards a year old. Dark woody caramel malts. Good amount of smoke in the mix. Both well burnt and strangely juicy. Coffee, cocoa and roasted nuts. Dark rye bread. This bottle started out way too cold and took a lot of warming to bring out the deeper flavors. Ends up being richly complex. Ultimately (to me) feels like a milder version of the Mikkeler Weasel which (again to me) is one of the greatest dark beers in existence!

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