Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
~Sweet smoked ham/bacon aroma with wood and caramel, bread. ~Pours hazy amber color with quickly disappearing off white head. ~Woody smoked hickory bacon dominates the flavor with a huge caramel sweetness and rich melanoidins.. The sweetness is a bit cloying. ~Med full bodied with med CO2, sweet smokey lingering finish. ~Enjoyable brew to sip slowly. Love the smokey flavors. Way too sweet for my taste though. It would be tough on my stomach to drink a pint of this to myself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle - pours dark crimson-brown, small whitish head, bubbly and diminishing. Very fragrant aromas of subtle smoke, wood and bacon. Very subtle. Beautiful fruit on the taste, light smoke, smooth malts, nice long finish with BEECH flavor. Medium-light bodied and silky smooth. Very nice for the winter months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (2117) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 30, 2012
29/12/2012 Ma che siete venuti a f (tap). Ambrata intensa, scura, quasi miele di castagno, limpidissima, schiuma biancastra abbondante e abbastanza persistente. Al naso straordinaria, malto, caramello, con note affumicate intense. In bocca magnifica, caramello e affumicato si fondono insieme in maniera mirabile, un esercizio di stile, eleganza ed equilibrio incomparabile. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta, alcol non pervenuto. Altro magnifico capolavoro di questo immenso birrificio!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9685) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has a big smoked component that shows smoked meats and charred oak, caramel, hints of peat and small dabs of honey. The flavor is smoked meats, charred oak, caramel, honey, light peat and a hint of spice. This is one of the better smoked beers Ive had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3984) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12 oz draft at Swagger Waldo in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed brown orange, with a smallish off white head. Nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is soft char campfire smoke, with smoked meats, toasted malt, and a bit of herbal honey sweetness. The taste is the malt sweetness of the Doppelbock initially, moving quickly to the smoky campfire meat, and finishes clean with the bready grassy malt. The palate is medium bodied, soft natural carbonation, the smoke and sweet finish the beer cleanly and nicely. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
The beer is a light orange hue and transparent. The head is a light khaki shade with a soapy consistency, fading to a thin layer clinging to the perimeter of the tulip. The aroma brings campfire, sausage, bacon, smoke. The flavor is peaty, smoky, but less wonderful than the standard trio I often drink from this brewery (Urbock, Weizen, Marzen). Grilled meat and a touch of sweet malt. My biggest complaint is the body, which is quite thin. The feel is smooth on the palate, with low carbonation. Overall, worth a try, but I wouldnt choose this over the standard rauch offerings from Aecht Schlenkerla. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-30-2012

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a gorgeous, clear, dark amber color with a two-finger off-white head that doesnt hang around too long. Some lacing left on the glass. The aroma of smoked ham, (whoa!) and toasted bread with a grainy earthiness to it. Smoky flavor up front, then the sweet caramel malts come forward. There is a nice earthy hop flavor and some dark fruity flavors that linger. A hint of alcohol in the finish. Definitely a dopplebock and the smoke flavor doesnt cover it up. Nice balance. Medium body and a nice low level of carbonation, smooth and silky. Overall a very drinkable beer at 8% ABV, and a very good and unique version of the style. The oak-smoked malt is definitely more subtle than their beech-smoked offerings. I have to say this is my favorite from Aecht Schlenkerla; I highly recommend this beer, even if you didnt like smoked beers youve tried before. I didnt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11587) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2012
Medium brown with cream head. Definite smoke aroma- smells like gouda. Smoky flavor, too plus toasty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Another good smoke beer from this brewer. Not much of a head but the color is beautiful clear mahogany. Nice smoked flavor, aroma, and palate. Always find these unique and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Loved it! Deliciously smoky aroma that is not overwhelming at all, with smoked ham, honey, sweet caramel malts, oak, and a minor herbal hop noise. The taste is sweet, woody, and smoky, devolving into a drier finish. Theres a minor suggestion of alcohol, but its overwhelmed by the sweet malts and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation and a smooth body. I found it more drinkable and engrossing than the Urbock.

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