Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (256) - - NOV 21, 2012
Bottled the day before. The typycal Schlenkerla aroma to smoke and bacon. Excellent retention, head and lace. In mouth, wood, smoked meat and a little trace of sweetness of a plum kind. Delicious, as usual.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulioRangel (67) - Salvador, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015
Cerveja escura, bastante aromática, seca e de teor alcoolico elevado. Corpo leve. Característica marcante do malte defumado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (79) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2015
Bottled - Nice and sweet smoked aromas with some dried fuit notes. Light brown colour with a thin, but long lasting beige head. Sweet malty, bready tastes with a smoky twist without being too agressive. Some caramel, dried plums, and gently smoked ham tastes can be found. Full body, low carbonation, nice smoky finish. A well balanced smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (571) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Clear ruby with a frothy brown head. Musky, smoked aroma. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and malty with a deep smoked character. Smoked herbal bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thb (764) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
This is very, very delicious. Dark brown with half inch of white bubbles. And wood smoke. Some rauchbiers are "smoky", this one is "campfire". Big and bold. Takes no prisoners. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (130) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
I lived in Bamberg many years ago, courtesy of Uncle Sam, and occasionally went to the ancient gasthaus where this beer is still served. Were the walls painted with bulls blood? Could be. Anywho, I was not particularly enamored of the rauchbier in those days and never had their Urbock until just now. This is a very palatable beer, with the meaty smokiness of rauchbier toned down by the darker malt. Poured into a squat tulip, smells smoky alright, looks dark reddish brown with a negligible head that does not persist. Good balance of flavors and not offensive at all to this aged vegetarian.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Draught. Pours dark amber, solid white head. Aroma of campfire, ham, sausages with caramely and malty backbone. Very chewy aroma. In taste similar, very solid smokiness, medium to high sweetness finished with solid biterness. Medium to full body. Classic beer, still great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewmetheus (13) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
The first smoked beer I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Other's can write the notes, a great treat to find on tap at the Three Boars Eatery in Edmonton AB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2163) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Nice brew. Not as smoky as other Schlenkerla brews. Pours a light copper colour with a thin off white head. The nose is smoky, campfire-esque with a light toasted malt, a bit spicy. Not too smoky but a nicely balanced malt and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1314) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle at home, 9th July 15. Pours copper in colour, aroma is smoky barbecue, slight coffee, taste is slick smoke, caramel, vanilla, slight spice, sweet smokey caramel. Nice meaty smoked beast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bg80 (57) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
From a bottle. Wow -- amazing smoked beer with rich mahogany color, some lacing of a thin white head. Smoky without being overly burnt or roasted. Sweet, smooth malty goodness. The epitome of a smoked beer.

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