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99
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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1118   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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3.8
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle pours a dark amber with a very thin white head. Tastes smooth and smokey. Lightly carbonated. Hints of oak and bacon on the palate.

3.9
spacecube (1705) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Pours a clear cherry red brown, no head and a very light carbonation. Smoky aroma, some bacon, a bit of burnt wood, fruity flavours of cherries and berries. Lots going on but really works well. Unusual, well balanced sweet and smoky. Memorable.

4
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Botella de 500ml. Copa Pokal. Saboreada en feb´13. Color ámbar con tintes amarronados. Apariencia cristalina. Espuma bronceada que crea una capa tupida, de burbuja minúscula, con buena retención. Anillos en las paredes. Intenso aroma de humo con maltas caramelo subyacentes y matices de cuero. El delicado malteado de la entrada es atacado por un limpio amargor pero el gentil toque Bamberg aporta sensación cremosa. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación suave/moderada. Textura denso/aguada. Notas florales y terrosas en el intermedio permanecen en el seco y amargo final. Leve madera quemada en el retrogusto. El ABV parece bien camuflado pero sube a la cabeza con rapidez. 500ml Bottle. Pokal glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Brownish amber color, clear appearance. Tan froth creates a close, small bubbled crown. Good retention & rings left on sides. Intense smoky aroma & caramel malts underneath, leather hues. Delicate malty upfront is attacked by clean bitterness but gentle Bamberg touch provides creamy sensation. Medium body. Moderate to low carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Floral & earthy notes in the middle linger into a dry bitter finish. Slight burnt wood on the aftertaste. ABV seems to be well masked but it quickly climbs to your head!

3.9
ronaldtheriot (1917) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche has essentially no head, just a few big, soapy, off-white bubbles. There is no lacing. The appearance is hazy and rust-red, with gray-white sediment floating about and some tiny bubbles that race to the top. The araoma is of smoked pork, and the flavor is of the same, with some underlying malt sweetness, caramel, and a decent amount of hop bitterness in the bottom of the sip. Mouthfeel is watery, and Aecht Sclenkerla Eiche finishes semi-dry, mild, and odd. Overall, I rate this unusual Christmas beer very high, even though it takes some getting used to. Check it out! RJT

3.8
zenkis (834) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours amber reddish with medium beige head, minimal lacing. Aroma -smooth, rich compared to "Urbock". Guess what- smoked :) a bit earthy, a bit mushroomy, a bit toasted-roasted. Can’t catch malt or hops notes. Very nice, complex flavour. Taste is mild sweet with pleasant medium bitter from smoked/toasted malt and a bit more bitter from hopping. My favorite astringency from hopping and maturation is also sensible, mild hops bite on tongue. Close to full body, thick but smooth texture, soft carbonation. Almost no dry finish, sweetish aftertaste. In conclusion - fact that tried two in a row is measure of good or better :)

3.8
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
A nice deep copper body with a off white head that had good retention and lace. Aroma had a strong smoke aroma upfront, mostly oak but there was an alder like presence to it too. Some sweet malt notes in the back. Flavor was mostly similar. Obviously there was a strong smoke flavor to it. It kind of reminded me of liquid smoke. Good smoke flavor with a savory note. Sweetness of the malts came through a little more than the aroma indicated. Finish was slightly dry and the mouth-feel was decent.

3.9
Camons (12296) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel notes, lots of smoke, bacon and campfire. Flavor of malt, campfire smoke, smoked ham, bacon, caramel, little dark fruit, light booze. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very easy drinking for the intense flavor and ABV. 240213

4
SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 2013-02-22: 7,3,6,314 = 3.3. Tap. Clear red amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is smoke wood, dry tobacco, caramel, bacon. Taste is medium sweet, hardly any bitterness. Light/medium body, watery/oily texture, soft+ carbonation. Smokey bacon finish. Perhaps I’ll learn to appreciate this more sometime.

Bottle. Clear bronze with a medium sized creamy off white head. Taste impressions are the same, but I like the texture much better this time around, and I don’t get why it found it watery on tap, as it now it feels really soft and full. Light herbal/dry flowers from the hops as well. Some light alcohol warmth. Learned to appreciate this in about a year it seems.

3.9
Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear amber with s massive off white head. Aroma of apple wood smoked spareribs. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of toast slight bitter finish. Exceptional.

3.4
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Didn’t like this one as much as the Urbock. It had very similar tasting notes, but the drawback to this one was that the mouth-feel was kind of thin and lacking compared to the Urbock. This is just a preference of mine. See my review of that beer for more info.


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