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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 1158   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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3.5
Dermi (1199) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2013
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear ruby with a white head. Aroma: Wood smoke, oak, malt. Taste: Sweet, slight umami. Some bitterness. Minimal notes of hay. Some licorice. Palate: Near medium body, slick. Good smoked lager. Alcohol is well hidden.

4.1
Unde (1180) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Deep red colour with light head on top. Interesting smoke aroma, you can feel the oak in there. Underneath the smokiness there is sweet malt body. Taste is rather sweet, some toffee and of course lots and lots of smoke. Pretty elegant beer, but as always with smoked beer its a bit one-dimensional, but hell if it’s this good who cares!

3.9
al53 (96) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber colour, good looking. Very minimal head that also fades fast. Sweet smoky tar, ham and bacon on aroma. Taste is very sweet, tar, mild smoke and meat. Alcohol comes through a little. For me, palate is weakest link here, this needs bit fuller body and more carbonation, i.e. more character. I have tasted two different batches from bottle, and one from tap, and have to say that I was expecting little bit more from "Eiche", maybe the expectations were just too high. Good beer but I prefer Urbock.

3.4
Andy_ (1128) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Reddish orange clear beer with little white head. Aroma and flavor of smoked ham. Also has tar sugary sweet taste. Thick and oily palate with low carbonation. Pretty enjoyable but one-dimensional.

4.3
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2015 Deep clear ruby / amber color, nice creamy off-white head that stays ok and leaves lacing also. Strong smoky aroma is pure and nuanced, malt and hops mostly stay under smoky aromas, tar, bonfire and sea come to mind. Good palate, full and round, oily, soft carbonation, great smoky flavor stays to long finish, roasted bitterness, as this gets warmer the malty base stands out more with caramel and syrup. Liked this a lot, smoky aroma and flavor done as well as I imagine it can be done, great.

3.6
mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 04/2014, from Alko, 20131108) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had smoke, smoked ham, grilled sausage and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were smoke, tar, smoked ham, grilled sausage, malts, mildly molasses, grass and low bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky and bitter. A very smoky brew. The smokiness actually hid the rest of the beer too much.

3.5
VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle 0.5 at home. BBE 4/2014. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, tar, wood, some sweetness and malts.

4.2
ration (2281) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
081113. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark copper with a disappearing head. Aroma smoke, oak, Smoaky smooth taste. Very awesome. Not Bad.

4.3
Psytron (2563) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Smell of smoke. Copper colour, small beige head. Aroma of smoke, oak, alcohol, tar, sugar, Sisu candies. Considerably milder smokiness than in other Schlenkerla beers. Very sweet and rather oily. Carbon is very flat.

3.8
Sarpa (1665) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2013
bottle 50cl @ home. Pours clear amber with a small head. Sweet, smoky, malty aroma. Smoky, malty, a bit bitter.


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