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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1523   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borisz (376) - - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Deep meaty smoke aroma with caramel in the background. Clear cola-colored with a thin head. Flavor is deep with caramel flavors that complement the smoke. More depth than most rauchbiers. Thick palate. Very enjoyable.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (1759) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
0,5l fles bij bierkoning vandaan. Donker bruin met een crème kraag. Geur is gerookt vlees of makreel. Smaak suikerstroop met gerookte vlees, afdronk klein beetje as en zelfs een hint van wat hop eindigend in een drop smaak. Erg lekker zeker met Heino op de achtergrond.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (581) - - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle 0.5l from Pivoteka in Zagreb. Clear dark mahogany color, big beige head. Medium body. Smell of smoke and caramel. Caramel and some fruits in taste with strong smokiness. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (984) - CROATIA - FEB 5, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Hazy reddish brown color, average sized tan head that left a ton of lacing. Aroma of smoke, bacon, malt, sweetness. Taste of smoke, ham, malt, dark fruits, Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Dry finish. Great stuff.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
morgoth79 (9) - - FEB 4, 2016 does not count
Scura e possente, affumicato in quantità industriale, bella schiuma compatta. quello che cerchi da una rauch

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dankerickson (5) - - FEB 2, 2016 does not count
Not a bad beer, but I do prefer the Marzen style. This has less flavor, less body and definitely less smokiness than then the Marzen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nikolayillov (1) - BULGARIA - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
average carbonation, bitter, long finish, medium body, medium sweetness, red, brown, clear, smoke, smoke, smoke,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a very short, quickly dissipating, light tan head. Smoky and moderately malty nose. Rich and full mouthfeel. Very smoky and bacons flavors. Enough sweetness in the malt to balance the smokiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (1014) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 27, 2016
Clear dark brown/red-ish color, small tan head. Roasted malt aroma, some oil and bacon. Bacon taste, dried meat. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture. //bottle at Craft Room

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5954) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Fermentoren, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Smoked malt, dried fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, sausages, chocolate, some dried fruit, wood.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkdad (10) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from the Vineyard, Belfast. Looks almost like a stout, but with a thinner head. Aroma is smoked cheese to me, kind of thin taste at the very start then a very full bodied palate of, well, smokiness. An unusual brew, would definitely try again (maybe the Marzen too) but not all of the time...


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