Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a dark murky brown with minimal head, no lacing. Aroma obvious of smoke, caramel malt, and not a whole lot else. Flavor is complex, but just not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
castor010 (171) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Aromat - bardzo intensywna wędzonka, karmel i melanoidyny. Piana - beżowa, drobna, ale dość szybko opada. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie - wędzonka i karmel; dość słodko. Goryczka niska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5203) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2016
500 ml bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits for $5.49. Deep reddish brown and clear appearance with a tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, oak, light toasted grain and trace hops. Similar flavor, moderately smoky, woody, toasty, moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Somewhat complex once it opens up. Medium body with a nice, soft feel and smooth, creamy finish. Quite a nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (482) - POLAND - OCT 12, 2016
(bottle) Aroma:ultra smokey (in meaty way),some caramel. Appearance:dark copper color,medium-sized dense off-white head with nice lacing Taste;sweet,flavour of smoked malt(meat-like),caramel,toased malt ad dark breadslightly dry finish,,bitter ashy aftertaste. Palate:medum body,medium to strong carbonation. Overall:Ultra smokey and balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1701) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1138) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3220) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4327) - 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.

   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.

   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,,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1411) - 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.

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