Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2006
From bottle. Reddish brown pour with white head. Nose is smoked teriyaki beef jerky, and, smoked ham? Whoa. Flavor is the same with an underlying bitterness. Body supports the flavor and leaves a smoked, meaty aftertaste. Not my type of beer, but pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2013
(Tap) Bevuta al Deutsche Bierfest. Nel bicchiere bruna con riflessi rubino. Aroma subito caratterizzato da un affumicatura ben definita ma mai stucchevole. Arriva poi il sentore potente dell’alcol, supportato dalle note di caramello e un leggera presenza tannica. In bocca subito corposa e abbastanza carbonata con una perfetta e superbilanciata affumicatura. Quest ultima lascia poi spazio alle note di caramello e alla potenza dell’alcol. Birra incredibile, potente ma anche buonissima.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeracoon (451) - - NOV 13, 2012
Medium brownish head, clear and dark red brown colour. Nice smoked aroma. Spicy taste with a caramel note. Bitter and smokey palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (450) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Barwa: ciemnomiedziana, klarowna.
Piana: obfita, kremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko opada.
Zapach: intensywna wędzonka, lekkie melanoidyny, ciemne owoce, przypieczona bułka maślana.
Smak: również intensywna wędzonka z nutami melanoidyn o charakterze pieczonej bułki maślanej. Piwo o solidnej pełni słodowej z wyraźną goryczką. W połączeniu z wędzonką sprawia wrażenie lekko palone.
Wysycenie: delikatnie za wysokie.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Huge smoke aroma from first pour. Thin, off-white head trails away. Lingering aroma of woodsmoke. Deep, walnut brown. Taste is great marriage of sweet malt and smoke. Tastes of smoked schwiene haxes with sherry-like notes. Remarkably drinkable, despite assertive flavor. In it’s own class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (449) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (446) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
This beer pours a dark copper with a medium off white head. The aroma is mostly just wood smoke you get from a bbq and some malts but very faint. The taste is overpowered by the smoke. Some beers in this style have a faint smokey flavor, but not this one, it is strong! I don’t pick up a lot more in the taste except for maybe some dark fruits. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2011
bottle ... Deep amber pour , dark beige head , excellent lace . Aroma is smoke and malt sweetness . Flavor is a wonderful smoky sweetness . Notes of caramel , bacon and wood . Medium bodied , low carbonation . Complex and wonderful .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rotaman14 (441) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - FEB 18, 2015
Smell of smoked ham, coal. Bitter taste, balanced out by a solid malty backbone, smoked nuances, slightly alcoholic. I liked their Märzen more, to be honest...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2006
Dark body, minimal head. Aroma/ flavor is very smokey, think smoked gouda cheese. Very similar to the Marzen in that respect. The smoke is balanced with a little sweetness at the finish. This is medium to full bodied. Complemented my seared tuna steak (soy sauce, sesame seeds, and cherry tomatos) very well.

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