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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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While for the classic "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier" traditionally beech has been - and still is - used, the malt for "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is kilned with Oak wood. The resulting Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in the "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and amber color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers. www.Smokebeer.com


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pint bottle. It’s hard to not rate a beer highly when it lives up to what it says it is. As stated, deep amber color with a thin white head, but the smokiness is there from the first sniff, and the taste does not disappoint. This was my first "smoke beer" and I’m glad to say the smokiness is not overpowering yet very much evident, or I might have been put off by the style. Very, very nice.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a hazy dark golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out a lovely smoky ash pit - typical for Aecht Schlenkerla smoke beers. Flavour isn’t as smoky as expected, with loads of caramel malt upfront, followed by ashy smoke, and smoked meat. Full-bodied, chewy and meaty, with moderate sweetness. Classic smoked doppelbock - doesn’t get much better than this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (676) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown pour with light white head. Aroma, wow, bacon, smoke, ash, smells like smokey beef jerky. Taste is light malty sweetness, followed by smoke, ash, finishes with more smoke, mouthfeel and carbonation are medium. This is great, really smokey aroma and the flavour combination of a smoked beer combined with the malty sweetness that you would expect from a bock works really together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1632) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Tap. Sheffield Tap. Copper colour. Bit of haze. Thin, off white, sticky head. Savoury smokiness, like Kempke bacon, or smoked sausage. Some woodiness in there. Some ripe orange fruitiness, too. Taste is fairly sweet. Savoury dry. Hint of bitterness at the end levels things up. Smooth palate, but prickly carbonation helps in this not being too chewy. Finishes smoky sweet, with a dry, gentle bitter close. Super drinkable. Feels nothing like 8%. Lovely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (868) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy orange-brown hue w/ a one finger fizzy beige head fully diminishing. Moderate sweet smokey aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, smoke, and light toast. Full bodied and balanced mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours light muddy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of smoke and sweet malts. Taste is smoke, nuts, sweet fruits. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
500ml bottle - I enjoyed this one from the "rauchbier" perspective and not the "dopplebock" because there were little to no dopplebock characteristics that I could detect under the onslaught of wonderful smoke. Liquid smoke/campfire aroma, thin scant white head on the pour with a dominant smokey flavor of smoked meat with an odd green peppery hint. Finish has a medium-sweetness to it which helps. Not nearly has flavorful as the Urbock. Still, quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (33) - - OCT 29, 2014
Vörösesbarna szín. Illata: Mint a kamra, amiben füstölt árukat tartanak disznóvágás után. Habja egyáltalán nincs. Izében is jelen van a füstösség a maláta édessége mellett.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Deep amber pour. Aromas of maple smoked bacon, light roast. Flavour is nicely smokey with toffee and caramel malts. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (559) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2014
Robe orangée, limpide, carbo moyenne, petit collet. Aromes fumé, bois, caramel. Saveurs douce, le fumé est relativement discret bien contrebalancé par le sucre caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (747) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma is deep smoke, highly roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is rich sweet malts with a oak sweetness and light well balanced hoppiness that finishes pretty smoothly. Appearance is a clear gold /amber with a pearl white head that retains fairly poorly.


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