Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 995   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McGarnigle (619) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Not all Aecht Schlenkerla beers are smokey, but this was is. You can smell it from a foot away. The base is a sweet doppelbock. not a heavy, syrupy one, but a moderate one that balances out the smoke. Goes down very easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (714) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - SEP 22, 2016
Dark, copper, clear yellowish foam, that dosnt last. Birch smoke, sour wet horse and alcohol in the aroma. Sweet, caramel, with smoke alcohol in the aftertase. High in carbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (3201) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2016
On tap at Salón piva 09/2016, Bratislava, Slovakia. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma of ham, sousage, malty. Taste is sweet, smoked, ham, beef, caramel. Smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ascelja (899) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Clear reddish brown body, medium yellow head. Aroma of smoke, wood, lapsang tea. Taste is sweet and bitter. Malts, caramel, apples, wood, fruits. And smoke which dominates and perfectly balances all the flavors. Full body, medium carbonation. Alcohol is greatly hidden.
Really nice smoked dopplebock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotin (901) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Almost clear, reddish amber colored. AROMA- smoky, some berries, strawberries. FLAVOR- slightly sweet, moderately bitter, smoky, berries, strawberries. Fuller bodied.
Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1340) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2016
Clear dark coppery to brown body, no head. There might be lack of carbonation caused by drinking it month after expiration date. Lovely bacony aroma, dried meat. Taste is mild chocolate, bit of caramel, lots of smoke, sausages and bacon. Full bodied, creamy and oily, flat carbonation. Long sweet smoked finish. Great brew. //bottle from Pivoteka

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Light brown pour with a slight off white head. Really great bacon smoked nose on this. Really nice malty and caramel malt taste with much more mild oak smoke character. Really a delicious beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- rauchig-torfiger Geruch gepaart mit einer leichten Süße - leichter runder Geschmack - relativ wenig Kohlensäure - höherer Alkoholgehalt schmeckt man kaum durch - im Abgang gewinnt die Süße dann etwas die Oberhand - mitten drin fehlt einfach der Körper, die Besonderheit - das Bier „plätschert“ etwas ausdruckslos dahin Fazit: Diese Schlenkerla Biere sind m. E. überschätzt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (692) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2016
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a light beige head. Aroma of campfire (dominant) and malt in the background. Taste is smoke, charcoal, malty sweetness, caramel, and oak. Smoke is not overpowering. Mild bitterness. Medium-bodied. All of the elements come together quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutz (909) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Halve literfles gekocht in Berlijn. Roodbruine kleur. Ruikt naar gerookt spek, lekker. Smaakt vrij zoet met een licht bittere afdronk, gerookt spek, volle smaak. Lekker bier.

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