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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1409   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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2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattBD (11) - - NOV 7, 2012
Pours a thin caramel brown, big bubbles in the thin head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is straight up smoke, not too pleasant, a bit sour even. Taste is surprisingly good given the smell, sweet cream with smoke from start to finish, not subtle but not overpowering. Smooth, thick going down. Would be better without the overpowering smell, but tastes good if you like the smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (397) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikaLukanainen (39) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (95) - 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 (1582) - 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 (776) - 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 (183) - 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 (57) - 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.


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