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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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3.2
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Tap at GBBF 2013. Aroma is smoked sausage maple. Murky orange red colour with a persistent off white head. I think this on has gone bad. Tart raspberry tangy finish. Smokey nalt. Putty this one is bad. Will have to re rate.

4.4
Pershing (560) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Pours deep amber into a half liter dimpled mug. Aroma of smoked sausage and bacon. Nice small head that lingers around with no lacing. Slightly sweet malt taste with a little salt. Medium body with a lot of smoke. Filling finish. Perfect for a smoked backyard cookout. I’ve been waiting 25 years to try this beer. . Visited Bamberg before I learned of great beer.

3.7
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a medium gold with an off-white head and lots of lacing. It has a strong aroma of smoked oak, a bit of dark fruit, and a surprising aroma of baked ham. The flavor is smokey and some dark fruit up front, with a smoke and slightly salty finish over a smooth body.

3.7
jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle at De Paas, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy dark amber with a thin white head. The aroma is smokey malt leading to a very weak sour flavour with loads of smokey bacon and yeast on the super smooth palate. It was like drinking a liquidised pig! Very different!

3.9
MrHangover (4552) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle shared @ de paas. Pours a clear amber beer with a very thin, off white head. Aroma is woody, bacon, barbecue and typical campfire smokyness. Flavour is quite sweet, slightly herbal, loads of smoke in the back. The smokey presence in this beer is just great, filling and backing up the palate in such a great way. This is a well balanced, greatly crafted brew.

3.9
kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle shared at De Paas. Pours clear bet with a small off white head. Aroma is smokey, ham, some wood, BBQ, caramel and a little dark fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, a little saltiness like with a good ham. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A beautiful smoked beer.

3.7
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle to glass. Amber pour with a thin head. Nose is mild smoke with malt body and oak. Really smooth body, Taste is Smokey with some oak, ham, caramel. Mild bitter finish/aftertaste.

4
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2/10/2011: Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock (Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Double Bock)... Aroma: Has that wonderful, trademark Schlenkerla smokiness (a true rauchbier!) along with a caramlized fruity maltiness that I can only describe as being like heavily caramelized corn on the cob when cooked in the husk over an open fire; this beer smells GREAT! Appearance: Golden yellow color with only a slight haze; roiling carbonation creates a hypnotic effect; dense and lasting head of beige foam. Flavor: Meaty smokiness that nicely balanced with a moderately sweet and malty bockbier; I get some of that caramelized corn on the cob as well (this is meant to describe the nice caramelization and fruitiness; I’m not saying that there is any corn in this beer nor does it have any cereal graininess or corn like found in American macro lagers) - actually, maybe a better description is smoked cheese rind!; finish is slightly dry and the alcohol strength is firm, but not overwhelming. Palate: Very smooth and even a bit creamy; medium-full body; good weight and mouthfeel; slightly oily. Overall: Delicious! More smoke is always appreciated, but this is a nicely balanced and approachable smoked beer for those new to the style; the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen is still my favorite though!

1 pint 0.9 fl. oz. bottle (8.0% Alc./Vol.) from Belmont Party Suppy near Dayton, Ohio. Rating #592 for this beer.

4.2
ghendrix (153) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
From bottle. Pours amber with small cream head and very slight lacing. The smell alone is worth buying this beer for. Rich smokey aroma, big oaky notes as you’d expect, with some smoked pork or ham. It’s got a sweetness to it which is lovely. Flavour is like smoked ham hough, wood, dark malts and a caramel touch. I’d liken the aftertaste to smoked honey roast ham, which is a high achievement indeed. Medium body and very enjoyable.

3.9
ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Thanks to kiwianer for sharing! Pours slightly hazy brown/orange with a loose tan head. Huge wood and smoke nose - I can huff this stuff! Taste is similar to the nose. Huge wood & smoke with some fruit ending dry. Nice medium body, a bit oily. Great stuff!!


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