Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(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 20/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown color with a off-whrite head. Aroma it smoke and sweet malt. Flavor is smoke, caramel, sweet in first mothfull second less smoke third is just vey nice a smoth bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37019) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
66 cL bottle (shared with faroeviking). Dark with ligth brown head. Sweetness and smoke in a nice blend. Soft and well balanced, it doesn’t feel like a bock. Slight bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
A clear red beer with a nice but collapsing brown head. The aroma is nicely smoke - obviously from beechwood - with notes like tar and rope on an old sailship in summertime. The flavor is sweet and quite smoke, though not as extreme as I had expected, it also has notes of caramel, wood, toffee, as well as hints of coffee. A very complex flavor. The end is quite smoked, roasted, and dry. The mouthfeel is very well rounded. I must admit I had expected more - but it is a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark mahogany with an orangey glow. Handsome, creamy beige head leaving a pretty lacework. Marked, smoky nose. Sweetish, full body with lots of roasted malt and caramel. But everything here is completely overpowered and drowned in fat, smoky flavours. No vague hints of smoke here, this is the real McCoy - a hardcore smoked. Hoppy finish. 180106

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a huge beige head. Smokey aroma with notes of wood. Sweet flavour of malts, smoke, wood and hops. I don’t like smoked beers, but after 4 days in Bamberg with decent german lagers and smoked beers, I’m appreciating beers like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper colour with big beige head, lacing. Aroma of smoky wet wood. with sweet hints. Sweetish caramelly flavour at first which turns into strong smokish wooden malty flavour in finish. Pleasant palate and overall too very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Big beer! Lots of malt, smoke and alcohol. Lingering sausage like smokey flavour. This beer is not exactly allabout balance, it’s about new taste experiances.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2005
Dark brow colour with a think longlasting tan head. Very smokey aroma. Flavor is malty and lots of smoked meat. Very well balanced. Malty and woody finish with a smokey aftertaste. A lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
2nd December 2008. Clear dark red brown beer. Very mild cream head. Fresh clean strong malt followed by a smoky finish. Not smoky dry and therefore quite palatable. It also has a toffee fruity undertone. One of the better smoked beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep dark brown ... smokey fishy woddy ... again woody fishyness in flavour ... some toffee.

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