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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1407   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.


Mortlach's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mortlach (1013) - Rome, - JAN 28, 2013
28/01/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Deutsche Beer Festival. Bruna, color miele di castagno, intensa, limpida, schiuma biancastra leggera, non molto persistente. Al naso č straordinaria, malto, caramello, con note affumicate caratterizzanti ma per nulla invadenti. In bocca č incredibile, caramello e affumicato si fondono insieme in maniera mirabile, un esercizio di stile, eleganza ed equilibrio incomparabile. Il corpo č medio, la carbonazione leggera, molto scorrevole al palato. Birra magnifica, da bere e ribere senza sosta.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (88) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1579) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (771) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is smoky, woody, malty, taste is similar, dry, some chocolate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slawek (219) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark red, clear with big head. Aroma: Smoked, medium intense. Smoked cheese, some coffee. Taste: Sweet with low bitterness. Flavor of smoked cheese with sugar:D Mouthfeel is ok, but sweetness ruins effect. It is not rauchbock, it is süßrauchbock.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zaakistan (14) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Beautiful aroma - immediate scent of smoked salmon or smoked meat. Flavour is super balanced and very unique. Retention of head was steady, clear coppery brown beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (182) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swieca (53) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1666) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (440) - 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.


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