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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1132   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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4.5
darkseduction (759) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2013
Flasche 50cl, 4 Monate über MHD . Rotbraun, kleine Schwebeteile. Dünne Schaumdecke. Feiner Rauch überall, weniger scharf als beim Klassiker. Weich, geschmeidig an der Zunge, im Abgang und im Nachhall reichhaltige Rauchnoten. Dezente Hopfenaromen im Hintergrund. Alkohol nicht spürbar. Absolute Spitze im Rauchbiersegment!

4.3
VinegarStroke (441) - Napa, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Bottle: deep amber red. White froth. Very complexed nose. Obviously smokey. Roasted malt. Single malt peaty profile like an isle Whisky. Glaced Aromatics. Caramel. So many layers. Rich palate. Dry but rich. Moderate but balanced bitterness. Not sour. Balanced great weight. Long. Clean. Layers. Isle single malt of beer. Rich, intense but refreshing. A lovely beer.

4.2
zonmei (36) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Imported bottle. I don’t recall the brewpub having this particular style in Bamberg. Just a bit lighter in color and smoke than the original. A nice smoke beer.

3.8
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle. The look is amber in color, beige colored head, and clear. The smell is smoke, bacon, wood, bbq, pepper, and layered. The taste is smoke, ashy, wood, touch of caramel sweetness, and good.

3.7
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. .Pour is caramel with a thin fading head..nose is Caramel, smoke, toffee, sweet, spice..Taste is caramel, mint, smoke, dry, sweet, cherry, toffee..

4.1
scotchzombie (608) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours brown amber and mainly clear with a well-built yellow-white head that mainly fades but leaves some lacing. Aroma is a deep and richly smoky wood fire with notes of bacon or smoked meats. Taste is less smoky than the aroma but is sweet caramel and darkfruits with a balance of smoky malts. There are noble hops on the finish with just a bit mild bitterness. Alcohol is totally disguised. I really like this beer and am a big fan of these incredibly unique smoked beers. Perhaps not for everyone, but there is no denying the craft. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (4376) - 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


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