Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gylo (256) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 5, 2015
W zasadzie mo?na by powiedzie? ?e poprawny rauchbier. Jest w?dzonka, piwo tre?ciwe, wi?c jest fajnie, jednak spodziewa?em si? czego? lepszego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2015
In bottiglia. Aroma di legno, affumicato, caramello. Al palato corpo scorrevole e alcool ben nascosto. L’affumicatura la fa da padrona con toni di legno, tostato e carbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours dark dark brown with orange-ish highlights and thin beige foam. Aroma is fig, smoke, chocolate, coffee?, bread, toffee, a bit of vanilla and tobacco. Great! Taste is wood smoke, so much smoke, chocolate, dark dried fruits (fig, raisin?), sweetish malts, toffee, char, and lingering smoke. Light bitterness. Medium body, nice soft/full carbonation. The smoke is a bit overwhelming in the taste, but overall this is surprisingly complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SzopPiwosz (205) - - DEC 29, 2014
Miedziane klarowne z obfitą, beżową pianą. Zapach to rewelacyjne, intensywne nuty wędzone - intensywnie wędzonego sera, wędlin, ogniska. W smaku treściwa, zbożowa słodycz i wędzoność, przypomina kanapkę z wiejską wędliną. Ciało spore, nasycenie niskie. Goryczka średnia. /// Pours copper clear with big, beige head. Aroma is great and intensive smoked notes - smoked cheese, meat, fireplace. Taste is pithy, grainy sweetness and smoke. Reminds sandwich with smoked meat. Body is full, carbonation is low. Average bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikaLukanainen (173) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Pours brown colour with a small and quickly fading head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is smoke, oak, caramel and a bit of coffee, though expected it to be stronger. Taste redeems the beer, offers a strong punch of bacon smokiness, chocolate, caramel and a note of walnut leaves. Medium sweet, oily texture allows the beer to linger for a while on the palate. A big surprise, expected it to be... demanding in taste but it proved to be really easy-drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (186) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark with medium head. Aroma is smoked ham and malts. Taste is spicy, smoky, some hints of tar. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1756) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber color with a medium sized frothy beige head. Aroma of ham, smoke, oak and roasted malt. Sweet and medium bitter taste. Medium body. A bit oily feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (981) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Medium mokka coloured head, dark brown colour, lots of smoke peated malts some yeast some sour touch, medium carbonation and medium spicey bitter some smoke coffee cacoa a bit creamy full body like texture well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is smoky, woody, malty, taste is similar, dry, some chocolate.

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