Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Made with barley malt cured by natural beechwood smoke right in the brewery, in the old tradition of Bamberg.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Smells lightly of smoke, an orange lager. Had ontap this time in Bamberg. Much milder than Schlenkerla, but also able to drink more often because of that. First score 3.5A little creamy and soapy aroma, with smoke much later. Pretty tame in the amount of smokiness, but that actually makes it smoother and more manageable than many others. Could actually drink a whole one of these. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2003
This beer is perhaps more easy to drink than Aecht Sclenkerla. It is a good beer to start with, if you have not tried Smoked beer before. I find this beer even more sophisticated than Sclenkerla. More soft smoked taste, with a pleasant warm malty "nachspiel"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Wow, this is one of my favourite German lagers. And served on tap, here in Stockholm! Just great. Went to the bar for just one beer, ended up with four quick ones of this wonderfull brew... Of course it has a smokey aroma and taste, but not as much in-your-face as Schlenkerla. This is far more elegant. Malts and hops are in very good balance and the gentle sweetness is combined with a great soft mouthfeel. Served in perfect condition and perfect temperature with the right amount of carbon dioxide. A beer not to miss!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
lucent mahogany, soft medium body, light co2.

aroma: bread baked in a wood-fired brick oven.

T1= hop water, sweet smoke.
T2= leafy hops, slight smoke, bready malt.
T3= some hop oil, a trace of smoke, a bit of dark malt, but fairly clean.

nicely malty, clean for style, just enough hops and co2 to pair well with food.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle.Light brown with a medium head,aroma of smoky meats,grass and hops,taste is fresh with grass and lemon,light smoke and charcoal,dry bitter finish,lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2012
The taste is very smoky but not penetrant good balanced with other malts and a bit hop flavour. A intensiv Smoked Beer that I could drink everyday because it´s fantastic. This is with distance my favourite Smoked Beer from Frankonia.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4028) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 5, 2012
coffee, chocolate, herbs, basement aromas, cheese, alcohol, smoke, butterscotch, skunky, black, cloudy, brown foam, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, flat, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2005
I travelled for two days to drink this beer on the place. And it was worth it. To sit in the gasthaus and drink it lightly warmed to the food was perfect. It has a lightly smoke aroma and a lightly smoke flavor. To see them serve it from tap and warming it for two seconds with an immersion heater beats the most. And when you have drink it up you want a new immediately

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2011
A milder Smoked beer but still very quaffable and enjoyable .. dark tan, good foam .. . clean, light smoke, nutty, cured meat, ..awesome! .. . as others have mentioned- quite light on smoke but still a great brew! .. . When I’m done, our students will be so smart, they’ll be able to program their VCRs without spilling piping hot gravy all over myself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Lovely stuff. Nice deep amber. Beautifully smoky nose, also some fruitiness and peat. Flavor is very nice, quite smoky, has a surprising banana/clove character, is a bit what I'd think a smoked weizenbock might taste like. Body has a nice heft. Smoke good.

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