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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1377   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle@home Apperance: Ruby-red with a small, white head. Aroma: Bacon, Ham, Caramel, Smoked wood. Flavor: Smoked ham, Caramel, Grain, Smoke and some pleasant bitterness at the end. Palate: An easy drink which goes down way easy for being a smokebeer. Nicely balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Wow! Liquid smoked turkey jerky! Impressive flavor combo, melding malts and hops into the smokiness quite effectively. Wow. Couldn’t drink a whole bottle by myself, but luckily my favorite woman and a friend were to hand to help out. An interesting and delicious treat. Unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with a creamy, off-white head that dissipated quickly but, left extensive lacing on the glass. Intense aroma of smoke when poured. Good flavor of malt with smoke flavor intense but, not so it overpowers the malt flavor. Clean and not too heavy on the palate. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours cola colored with almost no head, just a few white bubbles on top. Aroma is caramel, oak, and smoke (like a campfire). Taste is nice and smooth smoked meat flavor with a tinge of sweetness. Feels watery and slick in your mouth. I love this stuff and always look forward to the fall so I can drink it appropriately.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (310) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Butelka 0.5L. Brunatne klarowne z rubinowymi refleksami. Bardzo obfita, jasnobeżowa, zwarta, drobnopęcherzykowa piana. Aromat to przede wszystkim intensywna wędzonka, szynka, oscypek. Przebija się nuta chlebowa i toffee - ogólnie poza wędzonością aromat słodki. W smaku również na pierwszym miejscu wysoka wędzoność, kiełbasa z ogniska, wędzona ryba. Duża podbudowa słodowa, piwo gęste o oleistej fakturze. Wysycenie niskie do średniego. Bardzo dobre, mocno wędzone piwo od Schlenkerli - jak zwykle. To piwo sprawia wrażenie, że można nim najeść się. Jest to spowodowane zarówno aromatami i smakami kojarzącymi się z wędzonym jedzeniem, jak i przez pełnię, gęstość i fakturę piwa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
reddish amber with off-white head. bacon and sausage aroma (delicious) like a good breakfast. flavor is much the same with smooth caramel maltiness. a very different beer than im used to and i loved it. not the same old.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer. Pours black with a little head. Has the smell of beef jerky. Also reminds me of my spit cup when I chewed mint skoal. Taste just like a beef jerk as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2011
interesting smoke aroma with a strong caramel and molasses backing. a little bitter, moderate sweetness. decent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Heavy smoke flavors dominate this beer, tastes almost like bacon. Incredible beer, not quite as good as the Eiche but certainly close.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (307) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 7, 2012
Aroma of smoke, honey-glazed ham, maple bacon, beechwood, honey-roasted nuts, and caramel malts. Wonderfully balanced. The taste is smokey, sweet, and finishes dry. Mouthfeel is medium, with a medium body and low carbonation. I’m not a huge smoked-anything guy, but this was artfully crafted.


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