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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma: Smoky, sweet malt with hints of banana, dried apricots and hops. Very well balanced with a delicious smokyness.
Flavour: Smoky and sweet initially and throughout. A grilled flavour takes over after about half a second, although this is mostly taking part in the nose. There is a pleasant bitterness of hops on a carpet of smooth, but elegant malts. Surprisingly mild however.Slightly sourish and bananlike aftertaste. Lastly there is a very pleasant taste of smoke left in the mouth, somewhat earthy and coal-like.
Appearance: A very dark, reddish brown body with beige, bubbly head that quickly sets but clings slightly to the glass. It looks quite nice.
Palate: Thin but somewhat oily, feels weaker than it really is. This beer is really good, but is somewhat lacking in depth and potency – flavourwise.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (290) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle - Pours black, off white head, good lacing. Aroma of BBQ pit; campfire, smoked bacon. Rich smoky malt flavors, charred wood. Hops detected in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a huge beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, light earthy and roasty notes. Sweet, smoked, caramel, toasted bread, wood, roasty, light-medium bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smooth and balanced. Great beer, perfect with food.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (171) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Kirkas, tummanruskea ja hieman punertava olut vaahtoaa todella runsaasti. Pitkäkestoinen vaahto jättää myös reilusti pilveilevää pitsiä. Tuoksu vahvan savuinen ja maltainen. Maussa savu korostuu entisestään höystettynä vahvalla palvikinkkuisella, leipäisellä ja maltaisella otteella. Melko täyteläinen suutuntuma, kevyesti hiilihappoja.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bitek (244) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Intensywna szynkowa wędzonka, słodowość, spore wysycenie, dobrze zaznaczona goryczka. Smaczne, przyjemne, chociaż rauchmaerzen smakował mi ciut bardziej.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalMurphy (369) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2016
bottle @ hopfanatic (budapest) brown colour, rich body, average carbonated, smells like a smoked bacon, tastes like smoked bacon, malty, bit woody

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2016
From a 500ml bottle on 4/7/2016. pours a deep brown with a small head. The nose is smoky campfire and bacon, as per the other rauchbiers these guys make. In the mouth, it’s rich, sweet and chocolatey, with some caramel, toffee and honey presenting as well. The smoke a touch more hidden than one might expect, but you still get some bacon, smoked meats and ash, along with a firm, sticky, roasty bitterness. The palate is thick and chewy, with the carbonation moderate. Big (I’ would have guessed higher than 6.5%), complex and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1693) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear cola coloured brown, with an enormous off white head. Aroma is smoked malts, with campfire and smoked meat, as well as bread, wooden barrels and ropes. Full body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is smoked malts, with campfire, smoky wood, and sausages, as well as bread, chocolate and wooden barrels.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooterbub (1008) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 28, 2016
16.9 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a two inch light tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of smoke, roasted malts, caramel, wood and fruit. Similar aroma. Has a smooth, mostly full body. Not as aggressive with the smoke as the marzen, but is smoother and more rounded. Both are equally tasty and excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1387) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
On cask @ GRAF 2016 a dark brown with reddish tint big smokey aroma flavour is smokey with malt and fruity character hints of marzipan quite sweet smoked plums and raisins excessively sweet on finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (772) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 16, 2016
25 Pours a clear mahogany with emphasis on brown great head of off white foam. Great wood chip barbecue/smokie aromas. Sneaky amount of sweet malt in there. Huge smoke right off the bat with some malty sweetness ...bbq in a glass. Smooth mouthfeel and very easy to drink despite the intense smoke. So good.


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