Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1405   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarleyandVine (36) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
A pleasantly malty sweetness that pours a ruby red color. This brew sports a rich smoke aroma and smokey flavor. A good special occasion brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (761) - 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 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is smoky, woody, malty, taste is similar, dry, some chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slawek (218) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (180) - 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 (51) - 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 (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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (437) - 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 (255) - 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 (5727) - 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.

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