Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1111   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (9398) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2012
50 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. @ room temp. Gusher, standard burned sugar amber, instant gone head. Smoken bacon nose, sticky caramel, caramelized, lovely smoked, light campfire and smoked wood. Sticky caramel, toffee, brown sugar, caramelized taste followed by wood, sticky smoked ham mixed with caramel, syrup, cough syrup. Sticky, oily, lower carb. Yummy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Cant get enough of this fantastic smoked doppelbock. Pillowy head. Huge nose. The perfect taste of smoke and sweet deep malts. Rauchbier is an acquired taste for most. Once you acquire it youll feel like youre in a secret club. Schlenkerla makes rich and profound beers. They are among the best. I drink this beer in 500 mL usually three at a time. Its fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7704) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Keg @ Port Street Beer House. The pours deep, rich brown with a small tan head. The aromas of rich smoked ham, brown sugar, charred wood, smooth leather. The taste is much the same. Rich, toasted malts, wood, ham. Delicate sweet smoke and a bit of syrup. Some roasted nuts. Supple and smooth body. Wonderful vitality. Overall, I dont like smoked beers much, but credit where its due. This is a genuinely well-crafted beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
bottle pours a slightly hazy dark reddish brown, with somewhat thin off-white tan head. Im familiar with Aecht Schlenkerla rauchbiers, but the aroma on this one is off the charts. Woah! Roasty, smoked barbecue flavors - pork, smoky vegetable stew, sweet hickory, campfire. Also some wood aroma, birch. Also beneath the dominating smoke is still a readily distinguishable doppelbock aroma, caramel, brown sugar, wet leaves, soft fruit. Theres also a nuttyness. You can really get different aromas out of this on almost every sniff as it warms. Medium bodied, light for 8% (in a good way), nicely warming. While the same tastes are present in the flavor as in the aroma, here the doppelbock style dominates over the smoke, while both are still distinct. Finish is lingering smokyness. Overall an excellent brew, and probably my favorite from Aecht Schlenkerla yet, which is saying alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of smoked malt is powerful though well balanced by some caramel malt. Taste is a great balance between some caramel malt with some light sweet notes and a good level of smoked notes. Body is not as full as expected with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and not as smoky as expected since the malt really cut through some of the smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1802) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aroma is interesting, smoky, like a ham scent, but sweet with caramel. The apperance is copper, one finger light brown head. The taste is weird. It tastes exactly as it smells. It holds qualities with a doppelbock and finishes tasting like a honey baked ham. Initially you get a caramel sweetness but it slowly turns into ham. Its wild stuff. The mouthfeel is great, very malty, soft carbonation, goes down smooth. Overall, its fascinating and worth a try!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1137) - 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 (7092) - 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 (1756) - - 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

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