Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness [280413]
Caramel brown, frothy off white head that dissipates to nothing
Aroma - Massive smoked wood, very aromatic, burnt bacon, grilled smoked sausage, phenolic, far too much smoke
Taste of woody smoke, smoky bacon, caramel malts, burnt edges of sausage, i’m not liking the smoke, caramel malts, don’t get the hops, bit phenolic, the smoke flavour isn’t great
Palate - Thin to medium body, soft carb, quite sweet malts. Finisd as main flavour, lingering strong smoked wood, phenolic, way too smoky
Overall - This is a Marmite beer. It’s way too smoky - really has to drunk with smoked cheeses and sasusages...but to be honest i’d rather have a beer less smoky

ManVsBeer (10467) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Deep copper with an amber glow but no head. This has an extreme peat smoked aroma with a wooden smoked aftertaste. It has a sweetness in its taste and is a little sticky in its texture.

Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is smoke, wood, earthy and more smoke. Taste is tart smokiness into sweet finish. Medium bodied, very nice smoked beer. It just kept getting better as I drank it.

StueyD (1583) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
A mid orange-brown coloured beer with a very weak head. A strong, smoky aroma, drifts immediately from the bottle and only gets more potent as its poured! In the glass, the woody nuances of malt are more apparent, along with the usual ’Aecht Schlenkerla’ meatiness, smoky bacon and sausage. Full-bodied mouthfeel. The taste buds are bombarded with a potent smoky flavour, charred barbecue meatiness bring a certain bitterness to the taste that is perfectly balanced by a smooth, medium-sweet maltiness that has a touch of burnt sugar about it. There is a tiny suggestion of sourness in the finish, but this is allow a brief appearance before the smokiness once again takes centre stage!

vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours lightly hazy copper / orange with a small off white head. The aroma has lots of smoke (big surprise), lots of woody character, somewhat sweet malt and almost a little bit of candy and caramel. This one doesn’t really have a meaty character like I was expecting and is fairly smooth and integrates the flavors. Medium / full body with a modest amount of semi-sharp carbonation. Flavor starts out with some peaty / oaky woody smoke, caramel malt (not as big as expected from the a doppelbock), some spice and toffee. The finish shows a hint of meaty smoke ~ don’t care for that, but it’s not overwhelming. There’s also a touch of spicy hops. All things considered I liked this a lot more than I thought I would.

AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Draught at Faucets, Tokyo. Amber brown colour with a white head that leaves some lacing. Sausage aroma. Flavour of sausage and burned wood.

Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Le liquide est ambré-cuivré,sans col avec un anneau de mousse léger.Au nez,une douceur de fumé de bois des plus mémorable et une odeur fine qui me fait pensé à de la mélasse.Au goût, des notes de raisins, de caramel,de fumée intense avec une fin légèrement sucré.Quelle découverte,une bière des plus façile à boire malgré ses 8% d’alcool.J’adore la marzen,mais celle là je suis tombé en amour.Vive Schlenkerla !

bosta (260) - SLOVENIA - MAR 30, 2013
0,5l bottle. Pours dark copper with nice creamy beige head. As someone already sad super smoky aroma. Woody, smokey flavor with a bit of sweetness and a hint of bitterness at the end. Very good smoke beer.

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Une bouteille de 50 cl partagée par Ben. Un gros merci! Une robe ambrée et limpide qui développe un col respectable. Un nez qui se dévoile très rapidement. La fumée s’évapore dans l’atmosphère. Il y a du bois dur et du jambon dans cette bière. Il y a aussi des effluves de sucre d’érable et de sucre d’orge. Ces parfums sont tellement prenants et fabuleux : mon pif se perd pendant un très long moment et rêve de figer dans le temps ce moment assez unique. Sur les papilles, les saveurs sucrées dansent une longue valse avec des malts fumées viandeux et boisés. L’alcool est bien maîtrisé et apparaît sous des cultivars poivrés. Un véritable délice pour les sens. Je crois reconnaître des notes fruitées derrière ce vibrant ensemble. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps splendide. Les bulles sont parfaitement maîtrisées et la texture est huileuse. Sa finale permet aux notes maltées de se fondre totalement dans un amalgame de notes amères, fumées et piquantes. Un plaisir fumé, malté et houblonné. Vivement une autre bouteille.

maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a smallish off-white head. The nose is definitely super smokey, with some good meat elements in it. Taste has an immense note of smoke, but a very slight amount of sweetness on the back end.

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