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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1143   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, - AUG 30, 2013
one of those beers that sounds amazing on paper but disappoints... i mean the schenkerla maerzen is great, the urbock is even better, so therefore this should be unbelievable - but it doesn’t necessarily follow because once lagers get up over 7% it gets so much harder to make them work. for one thing the head here disappears in a second, hinting at fermentation issues. add in a strange medicinal oak smoke flavour to the alcohol flavour, and you get a big mess with the smoke and the hops and the sweet caramelly malt as well. what a shame, but at least they still make the urbock with the beech.


4
SamTheBarrel (839) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2017
500ml brown bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is clear amber with a small foamy khaki head that settled quickly. Aroma of smoked and cured charkuteries, vanilla, muscovado, wooden notes, toffee, dried apricots and a hint of rye-sourdough bread. Taste is medium-heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall a great smoked beer.

3.7
Jorn69 (3369) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2017
@ Havregatan 20171201. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and smokey, caramely, some bacon, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, malty and smokey.

3.8
jamestulloch (4364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2017
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear ruby/amber body with a thin beige head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of cigar, toffee and smoked sausage. Flavour of chestnuts, wood and ham. Medium body with a slick texture. Soft fizz. A meal in a glass. I always find the first sip quite jarring but after that it goes down very smoothly.

4.5
kaos666 (11) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2017 Bottle from Systembolaget. Smoky and with a clear taste of wood and prunes. Great choice for cold dark evenings

4
Franzen (654) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2017
Campfire smoke with elements of lether and caramel. Sweet malty taste with the sweetness well rounded of by the smoke.

3.6
cglans (345) - - NOV 23, 2017
50cl bottle. clear red/ruby color. medium white head. smoked malt, salami and other sausages,, wood, smoke. low bitterness. low to medium carbonation. rather decent.

3.6
williamlantz (54) - - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Dark amber colour. Aroma: smoked oak, wood fire, whisky, some malt, tar. Taste: smoked malt, some caramel, oak, some sweetness, liquorice.

4.3
craftbeersweden (707) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2017
The beer pours clear and mahogany colored with a two finger head that doesn't leave anything on the glass when it disappears.

Nose: Caramel malt, smoke, honey, syrup, oak, toffee and nuts.
Taste: Caramel, oak, honey, prune, smoked wood, raisin and charcuteries.
Mouth: Full body, medium carbonation. Light bitter at the end.

Absolutely beautiful!

4.3
notna (2) - - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Framför brasan en vinterkväll... arom: chark, rök & kola utseende: bärnsten smak: mild, balanserad smak med en del sötma & rökiga toner som eftersmak

4.2
rayaron (2011) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle sample at smoked beers tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Deep copper with beige head. The aroma has notes of smoke, wood, caramel, ripe fruits and some sausage. The flavor has notes of smoke, prune, wood, caramel, ripe fruits and apricot, sweetish. Dry, medium to full-bodied. Very enjoyable, excellent stuff.


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