Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1331   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 16/20
TheJvd (683) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small to medium off white head. Aroma has lots of smoke, mostly like smoked fish I guess with some bacon as well. Taste also has bacon and smoked fish with some malts. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (374) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from P&M Bonn. Pours mahagony with off white head. Taste is smoked ham, roasted malt, burnt wood. Intense. Taste is light bitter, medium sweet, smoked ham, roasted malt, wood. Long lasting smokey aftertaste. Oily, full bodied beer. Perfect smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
500ml brown bottle. A deep red brown pour, creamy beige cap. Nose has smoky ham/meat. Taste has smoky and ham/meaty notes. Light bitterness at the end, then fairly dry. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Overall a smooth smoked bock, very pleased to have finally tried the Urbock after years of admiring the Marzen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Sorry beer peeps, I just don’t get the smoke beer-thing. Looked nice, a dark brown with a small head. Aroma was a sweet and potent smokiness. I gave it the benefit of the doubt as I really like smoked meats in general. Unfortunately, the smoke flavor was just too much for me. I definitely don’t want it as part of my beer. I get that a lot of people might enjoy these, not me. Looked like a decent beer, mouthfeel was pleasant but that overpowering smokiness was just a killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (291) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Ruby red colour with minimal head on top. Lots of smoked goodness, sweet caramel and salty tar. Sweet caramel and toffee, then some oak and woody notes and then lots and lots of smoke. Medium body and smallish carbonation. Great smoked beer as always from Schlenkerla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarpa (674) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Tap @ konttori. Pours dark ruby red with a creamy beige head. Smoke malts bead in the aroma. Smith mouth feel. Smoky malty dark flavour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (97) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
Like the Märzen, this is a fantastic beer. Slightly more complex and balanced perhaps, the smokiness less in your-face. Full bodied. Like the Märzen: excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Migmar (219) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Black with a reddish tint, almost no head. Smoked ham, tar, chocolate, caramel. Medium sweetness, very light bitterness. Nice and strong, prefer this to the Märzen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (866) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Nulla da eccepire è davvero un grandissimo bere, fantastica ne berrei a cariolate, non mi stanca mai...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dhmanni (1) - - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
This one is smoked from Beech Tree wood hence the world famous taste. The Oak smoked version ( green label ) is even more smooth and an absolute wonder in the world of smoked beers.

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