Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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(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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
bottle. lots of smoke aroma with a dark brown pour ad dissipating head. creamy mouthfeel, but seemed to finish a bit thin, to me. solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (460) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of smoke and malt. Taste is spicy, medium sweet with a balanced smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (182) - POLAND - APR 14, 2015
Piana w szkle obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, nie jest może bardzo trwała ale ładnie krążkuje. Barwa ciemno miedziana, klarowna. W aromacie oczywiście wędzonka, ogniskowo-szynkowa, połączona ze słodowością, likierem, suszonymi owocami i razowcem. W smaku lekka słodycz wigilijnego kompotu, ciemne pieczywo i silna wędzonka. Wysycenie dość niskie, goryczka nieduża, alkohol ładnie ukryty. W afterteasie nuty ogniska dość długo się utrzymują, aby w końcu zmienić się w aromat delikatnej beczki, dębiny, lekko muśniętej wanilią... Jak na kiełbasiano-oscypkową wędzonkę to muszę przyznać, że jest nawet przyjemnie. W porównaniu do wodnisto-pustego Rauchbooka od Kormorana, smakującego jak woda po parzeniu wędzonej domowej szynki, jest tu sporo ciała, fajna słodycz koźlakowa i bogactwo doznań. Mimo wszystko jednak trudno jest mi się przekonać go tego typu wędzoności - zdecydowanie wolę tą torfową.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlkmn (23) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2015
Smells like smoked ham, tastes like smoked ham, and that’s about it. Espresso notes on the palate. It makes you feel that you’ve eaten lots of smoked meat - quite stomach-filling. Interesting beer that tastes better than it sounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (331) - - APR 7, 2015
Black brown colour. Smell of a smoke, roasted malts and oak. Taste is for me unusual, namely I need almost half a bottle to get used of it. But is still strange for me with strong presence of smoked pork in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cutitoutdave (48) - - MAR 31, 2015
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Pours very dark copper from bottle with sizable tan head. Aroma is insane - smoked wood, meats, even greasy/bacon smell dominating all the typical compounds. Tastes great, like a greasy Oktoberfest. Fairly standard mouthfeel for the lagers with light carbonation. Overall a truly unique and unforgettable style if you haven’t had one before. Beef jerky beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (1000) - , CYPRUS - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour. Heavy smokey and bacon aroma. Sweet, heavy smoke, bacon, delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1710) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Black as night. It’s obviously a smoked. Has a distinct smoked meat taste to it. Too much smoke for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
6.12.2014. Pours very dark brown. Malty, smoky. Goes well with ham. Liked it more than some time ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear mahogany body with a thick beige head. Nice lacing. Unusual aroma of smoked cheese, ham, stewed tea and grilled mushroom. Flavour of smoked malts, toffee, wood and a peppery finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Very smoky and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2096) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at Zly Časy. Pours dark amber color, white creamy head. Aroma of smoked ham, bacon, malty. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, smoked, bacon, ham. Nice smoked beer.

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