Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1074   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Draught at Zly Casy, Prague.Amber beer with a lasting very nice offwhite head. Malty aroma, smoked, soot, sweet, toffee notes, maybe some vanilla, ash, raisins, brunt wood. Malty smoked flavor, roasted, bready, toffee, spicy notes, burnt wood, grapes, raisins, some ash. Hugely drinkable beer with a great body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2990) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose shows smoked malt, but theres a distinct oaky character to it as opposed to the usual campfire and smoke ham. Underneath is sweet caramel. Similar oaky and smoky flavours along with more sweet malt, this time with syrupy and bready characters. Seems to be missing a little of the usual complexity. Body is a little undercarbonated. Not quite on par with the others from this brewery. Too sweet, and the oaky smoke and sweet malt seem a little discordant rather than complimentary as youd find in the urbock/marzen. Still really enjoyable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3949) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Amber-brown, yellowish highlights and oozing a spectrum of colors in between. Crowned with an airy caramel head with big bubbles separating the foam. Starts with a big wood-smoked nose. Beef jerky notes quickly emerge. Likewise beef jerky dominates the body along with maple syrup nuances. Sweet smoked jerky finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (733) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock is not for the faint of heart with an aroma and taste that hits you right upside the head. The key words in the description are "oak smoke". There is no mistakening the smoke aroma and the taste (more smoke) is nice with the earthy, oak flavoring mellowing it a bit and adding a distinctive character. There is just enough alcohol bite to satisfy but not so much that it interferes with the flavors. Its not for everyone, but a good specimen of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1171) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Poured a clear deep orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is very smokey like salami. Taste is also quite smokey and spicy. Still tastes like drinking a salami. Flavorful and slightly on the sweet side with not many hops. Very interesting and well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Orange-amber in colour with a thin but lasting off-whtie head, good lacing. The aroma is quite smoky, lots of wood, smoked malts, some caramel, beachwood. The flavour has some sweetness, lots of smoked malts, woody with some bacon. Smoky mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, smoky, rather nice.

I have a soft spot in my heart for Schlenkerla beers, this is no different. The masters of smoke do it again. Unreal.

500ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 28, 2011.
No date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3546) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Ett l som blivit stende d jag inte kunnat hitta ett bra svar p frgan: Nr dricker man en st och stark rkl? Idag blev det i a f dags till en grillade biffar med grillad st paprika. Trodde att stman hos paprikan skulle matcha vl och det funkade hyfsat. Stman var inte heller s kletig som vntat och rkigheten drog verkligen tankarna till korvgrillning i skogen. Helt okej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1732) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a small frothy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is nice sweet caramelly smoke (campfire and BBQ), but quickly gets subdued.

The flavor is some sweet caramel malt and bitter smoke in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin.

Overall, I probably liked this one the best of the 3 I had. It was pretty one-sided but had no off-notes I found in the others (marzen and urbock).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 2, 2012
10/12 0.5 l bottle on Pivkan fest, Zagreb. It poured copper body with smaller head. Nice smoked ham aroma with weaker hop spices. Flavor was dominated by the same smoked ham character, however, as usual, there was much more other things happening. Cheese, butter, some yeast, herbal hops to balance it and I guess I forgot something. Herbs make it feel a bit more watery though. Medium in body with pleasant, long finish that was only reflecting the flavor, ending as sweetish malt and delicate ham. I liked this one for sure, although admittedly not as much as other exquisite beers from this brewery. I did set my expectations too high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1089) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pretty much a random pick up. This should say "campfire" on it because it reminded of all the good aspects of one. Beautifully smokey, with plenty of hops and malts to make it interesting and balanced. Bacon. some dairy. smooth. good.

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