Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1075   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1131) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
This is the best smoke beer I have had. But I still dont get it. Pork rind flavoured beer anyone? Is sweeter and more approachable than the beech variety. Too much like medicine enfused with rancid bacon for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6774) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Half-litre bottle, just out of date when poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Nov 2012 @ home. Good clear amber body with a creamy tan coloured head (for twenty seconds), the head sadly soon turned into a wispy covering and collar. Smoked German ham came straight into my mind as I poured the beer and the aroma left the bottle. This beer is a liquid version of smoked ham that has been infused with dark, sweet, malty molasses and wraped in hops. Really enjoyed this beer: Ive been to Bamberg a few times and have struggled to embrace the whole rauch scene in general, wish Id found this during my visits, it might have changed my view of smoky brews: oak obviously does it for me rather than the beech!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 12, 2012
poured into a dimple glass it produced barely any head. it had a nice amber color. A nice smokey aroma hit my nose. the flavors were malt forward with a subtle hint of smoke. its paired well with my cheese and cracker snack

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1622) - - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma is very smokey but very inviting. Amber colored. Taste is smoky but it is very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Nearly clear copper pour with a 1 finger, creamy, soapy beige head. Aroma is definitely recognizeable as oak smoke, some light caramel, tobacco (not smoke), old capsite, wet grass, spice and a bunch more awesome smoke. Flavor is sweet and smoky up front, some caramel and malt sweetness, toffee and bready notes, a decent dose of planty and spicy hops and some grilled fruit and bread to the finish. Medium body with a creamy, oily feel throughout and an all around light to moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff, I really need to buy more Schlenkerla beer for the cold months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5826) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours a lighter orange color with a white head of foam. The aroma has some hefty bacon presence on top of a light malt bill. This one isnt as heavily smoked as Ive experienced from this brewery in the past, but I think its for the best, here. Nice sipping beer, and would double nicely as a marinade on some pork chops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
I think Im having an affair with Oak. Oak is ok, I think though that the elm is a sexier tree. And as for the silver birch, well, move over Ms Berry, your time is up, the silver birch had better not have an owl hole in it or it is gonna be violated. Oh god, someone put me out of my misery. Classic Schlenkerla if a little less smokey bacon. Thats good for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle at Bow. Clear copper brown, thin layer of white bubbles on top. Big big sausage smoke, spicy oak, huge smoke, soft roast, soft boozy treacley malts on the nose. Surprisingly restrained palate, sweet treacle, soft toffee, smooth smokey oak underneath, meaty smoke comes back in the finish, along with a touch of warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
From Capones. Wow, this is the first new Aecht offering Ive had in years. Pours hazy deep copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is huge rauchy caramel malt, oaky camp fire smoke, and bacon. I smelled this one as soon as I popped the cap. Tastes actually somewhat sweet, with a medium body, a lot of smokiness and oakiness, and quite a bit of earthy and fruity flavors (figgy fruit). Finishes smoky, malty, fruity, and oaky, with a lot of caramel flavor. This one is unique and excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint. The first time I had one of these (the marzen), the smoke was just too damn strong. Since then Ive grown to love the smoke. 3.5 A: Lightly hazed orange amber color. Just a finger of frothy beige head. Retention is below average, but a small ring of lacing is left. 4.5 S: When you smell this, your nostrils get porked. Slow roasted and smoked pork, bacon, campfire all in great balance, but not without plenty of power. Not much else can get passed the smoke, but thats fine since it smells so wonderful. 4.0 T: Again big smokiness with both porcine and campfire components. Sweet caramel from the base along with a robust neutral maltiness and toastiness. A little less smoky than the nose (I can taste the base) but still quite potent. A bit boozy, but nothing out of hand. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and a bit syruppy. 4.0 D: This brand is the one to go to when you want slapped silly with smoke. Very tasty. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-03-2012 02:54:51

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