Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1558   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Cask @ London Drinker Fest, 2008. Shared with Mes and Carlus12. Nose of bacon, malt, charcoal, smoke peat and bbq. Purs pitch black beer. Taste of mature cheese and bbq pork, some malt and hops. Realy nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 14, 2007
This beer pours out a nice brown color which is somewhat clear witha a thick and sudsy tan headto it. Also it leaves some really nice lacing along the sides of the glass which happen to be long streaks with thick spots. The aroma is very intence and woody like that nice smell of someone being near a fire. As you drink it the floavor is very intence as well and full of hickory, and a nice bacon flavor. Bot so much meaty like but the smell of bacon being smoked on a smoke house with a hops finish and some malt to top it off. The palate is nice and warming, it tastes like beef jerkey. Kind of like you are sucking on the jerkey in the back of your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Big smoky nose, sausage and campfire, but more of the malt aromas come through with this beer; caramel and toffee, rye bread. Pours dark brown, good clarity, thick tan head with great retention. Smoke and sausage come first in the flavor, followed by rich malts and moderate sweetness. Rye bread and caramel, some light chocolate, some more smoke in the finish, light bitterness. Medium-full body with medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2016
Dark brown with thick white head. Aroma contains a lot - fire baked pork, smoked meat, burned bread, several type of cheese, including smoked cheese, peat, grilled raisins, sweetness etc. Taste does not give any hint to abv. It contains several types of roasted meat, cheese, grilled maize, summer night campfire smoke and a pinch bock sweetness. Carbo is also sweet and light. Über beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
delicious smokyness. not too intense, fairly sweet and caramely. malty and crisp finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep mahogany with beige head. The aroma is distinctly smoky with campfire and bacon, and just a touch of malty sweetness behind it. The flavor has a rich, meaty flavor from all that smoke and some lightly burnt wood tones. There’s also some very subtle grassy hops and graininess in there.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Wow, smells of smoked salmon, strong, strong smoke. Awesome! The taste isnt as smokey as the smell, which is very rich and malty, with a slight sweetness. My favorite out of the three smoke brews from these guys, but they all seem to have the same great aroma. Best smoked brew ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 A lot of smoke. Deep red body, very cloudy, with a huge thick head that sticks around. Nose is all smoke. Taste is mostly campfire smoke, and that’s not a bad thing. A twang of sweetness like you get from chewing on a juicy strip of venison. This could be drunk in lieu of dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a dark murky brown with minimal head, no lacing. Aroma obvious of smoke, caramel malt, and not a whole lot else. Flavor is complex, but just not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (575) - - MAY 13, 2014
From a bottle. Quite smoky, with a strange fishy metallic note. Tasty, though.

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