Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1406   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Stein: Medium sized thick, slowly changing, creamy beige head on top of a dark ruby colored beer. Aromas of smoke, leather, fireplace, malts, dried leaves, a hint of something coal alike. Flavours of light smoke, bitters, malts, some flowers, some herbs, smoked herbs, some wood, grains, some toast, nuts and a leather sprinkle... Aftertaste is bitter, light smokey, some malts and some sweet leaves. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and texture and a body between medium and fuller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sample at Julios (from bottle). Pours a reddish brown. Very complex flavors with the most obvious being smoke and oak but there is alot more going on with this. Truly one of the great smoked beers out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3621) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Pours brown to red clear with a beige head, aroma of wood smokiness, smoked fish, smoke and roasted tones, flavor is smoked with smoked fish, sweet and tasty, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (449) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
A "különleges" jelző azt hiszem kevés volna, ha e sör jellemét hűen tükrözve szeretnénk megragadni lényegét. Ha becsukott szemmel közelítünk felé, minden bizonnyal valamiféle füstölt, kötözött sonka lenne az első, ami eszünkbe jutna illata alapján. Ezek után erőteljes várakozással latolgatjuk, milyen íz lesz az, ami végül fogad majd minket. A füstölt vonalat természetesen messzemenőkig továbbviszi egy leheletnyi édességgel, de nem tagadja meg sör mivoltát sem, a komló aromája ugyanis mintegy belekapaszkodik az intenzív füstösségbe, mely idővel csakúgy, mint a korábbi, megszokottól eltérő ízvilágú darabok, kissé talán túlságosan is intenzívvé válik.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a glowing ruby brown with a fair khaki head that settles to a thicker film and leaves touches of spotty lace. Nose is super cool: dry hickory wood smoke, underlying molasses and dark fruit sweetness, some hay, but mostly just campfire bold smoke and savory qualities. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Fuller side of medium bodied, fair carb action, a bit oily and slippery, with a lingering smoky exit. Fabulous brew, can’t wait to see how my pulled pork turns out with it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Vova, smallish head, quite clear, darkish brown colour, aroma of smoke, barbecue sauce, grilled flavour snack a,d a hint of caramel, flavour of smoked meat, charred wood and some dried fruits, mellow bitterness. Really nice and highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2166) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is intensely smoky, but showing honeyish, caramel maltiness. Clear deep ruby-brown colour. Taste is nicely malty in addition to the smoke. Caramel. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Flasa. Extremne tmavo bordova farba, kremova hneda farba velmi dlho drzala. Vona velmi pekna, sladova, prazeny slad. V chuti opat sladovost, travnatost, udene tony. Pivo so strednym telom a nasytenostou. Velmi pekne vyvazene pivo, ktore ma prekvapuje kazdym duskom napitia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Rouge trčs foncer avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme du fumé (comme un feu du camp, mais dans un sens positive!) et de la viande fumé. Le goűt est d’abord du malt un peu sucré, puis du fumé terreux, comme du bois, avec une finition trčs peu amer. Trčs bonne et assez facile ŕ boire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter: Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head, no lacing. Aroma of smoked, roasted malts, maybe a little nutty but the smoke definitely dominates. Taste is mildly sweet malt flavor, a little earthy, and lots of smoke. I mean lots, but it somehow isn’t overwhelming. Medium body, nice carbonation, really peaks when it warms up a bit. This is one of the best rauchbiers I’ve ever had.

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