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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1565   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2014
500ml bottle - pours a medium/dark brown ,light tan head . Great lacing . Big smokey bacon aromas . Smooth palate . Sweet smoke flavors . Possibly my favorite rauch . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1694) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Smell of smoke and bacon, pours a clear ruby red, with a thin tan head. There’s a touch of sweetness from the underlying malts, before the smoke comes in. Rich smoke flavor, with flavors reminiscent of a good barbecue. Moderate body, and a nice sipping beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy deep brown pour with a light head. Aroma is malty caramel and quite smokey. Taste is also malty and smokey, some caramel and slight bread notes, a touch roasty, clean and balanced finish. Really great smoke beer, love this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Smoky, caramelized meats, slight brown sugar, molasses aromas. Smoked, charred sausage, brown sugar flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4269) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2016
From a bottle in Atlanta. Clear dark brown body with a very good head. Very smooth, near full feel with pepper carbonation. Very smoky aroma and flavor but not quite to the level that would totally mask some dark bread notes. Overall: excellent for style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itsumishi (45) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
Scrumptious. Poured from a pint bottle. Pours a deep dark brown/red, almost black with creamy off white head. Somehow a big, big nose comes through that head and hits you with charcoal, ash, bacon, bourbon and general smokey barbeque notes. Like a big plate of slow cooked American ribs. Rich toasted malts and nicely balanced by a subtle but not subdued hoppy backbone. Definitely booze notes cutting through as well. Taste strong sweet, medium bitter and medium unami. Again very well balanced. Palate is medium to thick, a little viscous and creamy. I’m not usually into old world beers, but this is incredible.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
caramel, bread, chocolate, resin, black, clear, frothy, tan foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long smoky after taste,,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1376) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Deep brownish-amber with brownish head. Very smoked aroma with notes of ash, spicy sausage, wood and salted snack. Bitter and spicy flavor with lots of smokiness, wood, sausage, salted snack, some fruitiness, sourish, quite long smoked finish. Full-bodied. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (388) - 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 (1651) - 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 (801) - 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.


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