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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
January 2011. From bottle. Dark amber color with a tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, malt, dark fruit and of course smoke. A masterpiece of a beer.

3.6
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
16.9 oz. bottle. Purchased at Gabriels Superstore. San Antonio, TX. It pours a golden amber color with a fine head. The aroma brings some lovely campfire. It’s almost like I am camping, though I am in my living room right now. It’s smoked meaty aroma gives off the impression of smoked meats, in particular, sausage. The taste has some more smoke but it seems to compete evenly with the taste of some sweet malt. That brings some flavors of honey on the back end. It also has a moderate bitterness that I am not used to from Schlenkerla smoked beers. It’s definitely not the smokiest that they offer.

3
Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
AMber color, light for style. Thin head, medium carb. Very strong smoke aroma. Excellent taste, but, again, smoke dominates. Shot palate that thins and stays. Not my cup of tea.

4
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2013
16.9 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is smokey and malts. Taste is malts and only a hint of smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
one of those beers that sounds amazing on paper but disappoints... i mean the schenkerla maerzen is great, the urbock is even better, so therefore this should be unbelievable - but it doesn’t necessarily follow because once lagers get up over 7% it gets so much harder to make them work. for one thing the head here disappears in a second, hinting at fermentation issues. add in a strange medicinal oak smoke flavour to the alcohol flavour, and you get a big mess with the smoke and the hops and the sweet caramelly malt as well. what a shame, but at least they still make the urbock with the beech.

4
ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy burnished amber, with lots of floating sediment and a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. Savoury bacon notes mix with smoke, cashews and some sweeter, spicy notes to create the aroma. Mild spice hops up front mix with a touch of smokiness. A sweeter, nutty flavour comes in next, with bacon and jamon iberico flavours dominating the mid-palate. These cured meat flavours persist into the finish, where they are joined by more smoke and an almost floral sweetness. This is much more balanced than Aecht’s other beers. The oak smoke seems to have a little more sweetness to it than their regular beech smoke. The balance gives lends this beer a little more complexity than many smoked beers, and makes for a very impressive beer indeed.

3.9
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of oak smoke and ash with some toffee thrown in. The flavor is also quite smokey. I really like how the sweet oak smoke notes mix with the toffee and caramel. There is also a bit of grass and earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great smoked beer.

4.2
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Choice Beverages McKinney. Pours a deep mahofany brown with a medium off white head. The aromas are bacon, oak, dark fruit. The mouthfeel is sticky and watery with a medium body and lots of carbonation. Great beer!

3.7
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours rusty orange with a nice head, aroma of smoked fish, wood, smoked sausage, flavor is slightly bitter and sweet with smoked fish and wood, medium to full bodied, very nice

3.9
vorty (29) - münster, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2013
Imploding head reveals amber fluid, Aroma is subtle, but smoky - very nice. And it's oak smoke, quite nice. Taste is quite learn for a Doppelbock but The smoke takes care, it won't be boring


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