Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Cousin_Larry (592) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
teddybeer (2720) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with an off-white head with medium retention. Aroma has notes of smoke, burnt caramel and toasted malts. Flavor is wooden, toasty, slightly bittery with smoky notes. Creamy and smooth on palate with toasted malts and burnt wooden notes.
theOptimator (317) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is rich malty toasty bready with a pleasant but not overwhelming smokiness. Appearance is chocolate brown clear with small tan head that lingers. Taste is rich toasty smooth sweet malt with pleasant smokiness holding it all up and lingering in the finish. Bit of spiciness from the hops. Palate is medium+, crisp with lingering sweetness keeping the smoke balanced. Somehow manages a pleasant creaminess. Overall an excellent. beer. Without the smoke it is a fine Bock on its own. The smoke adds big depth. The most enjoyable smoked beer I have had.
cmacklin (391) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a medium, short lived, beige head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with a nice smoky note. Sweet roasted malt flavour with caramel, oak and a smoky, dry, bitter finish. Full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice and well balanced.
Fisler (191) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Im Glas gewohnt dunkel, schöner Schaum, der im Shaker als kleiner Firn überbleibt. In der Nase, jaaa, Räucherschinken, muss man halt mögen, ich bekommt gleich Lust auf ne fränkische Brotzeitplatte.
Im Trunk ist der Schinken nicht mehr so dominant, das Rauch,als setzt sich aber deutlich fort. Leichte Süße, dann deutlich bitter, langer Abgang, Holz, etwas Alkohol. Die wichtigste Mahlzeit des Tages.
cokolwiek11 (94) - - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer clear with ruby reflekses, minimal white head dont last for long. Aroma: mainly smoked from beech wood (smoked ham, etc), some bock aromas in background (caramel, esters, etc). taste: a little bit of sweetnes, medium roasted bitternes, smoked, roasted malt, caramel. Medium to high carbonation, light to medium body. Overall: good beer.
ghostbeer (48) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smoke upfront. Smoke in the middle. Smoke on the finish. Medium body with lingering singed taste. Better with food (pulled pork) than on its own. Unique, but not for everyday or everyone.
sinfull (1062) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, brown color ;medium -size , dense , beige head. Aroma of smoked ham hits you from the start, with malty notes on the background. Taste follows the aroma, however , malt is more obvious. I like this strange style , but it is certainly not a everyday beer.
maro77 (53) - Ostrołęka, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Butelka 0,5l. Silny aromat wedzonki. Takiej raczej szynkowej. Barwa ciemno brunatna i klarowna. Piana po nalaniu gesta, niestety dosyc szybko opadla, ale ladnie pozniej oblepila szklo. W smaku wedzonka juz bardziej ogniskowa poza tym skorka od chleba i suszone owoce. Goryczka niewielka a na jezyku dlugo zostaje wedzonosc. Swietnie sie pije tego klasyka.
jbuskirk (605) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, smoky, and strong, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock is one of the purest examples of a Smoked beer in an ever-widening style. Even though I’m new to the style, I’d be surprised if this wasn’t also one of the tastiest. Pouring a deep brown, Rauchbier Urbock has a good head and smell redolent of smoked meat and savory seasonings. Flavor is both malty and meaty. Basically, this beer is a carnivore’s best friend. Salty, smoky beef and pork would be the best matches. Honestly though, I can’t think of any grilled or smoked meat that wouldn’t be fantastic with this.