Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1020   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1325) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3006) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2016
I’ve always eyed this at BOTW but put it down as Smoked is not a prime style for me. But it is German and it does say doppelbock, my favorite style so decided to try it when I saw it at Consumer NF. Pretty decent looking, clear copper, nice lace pattern, spotted sparse and artsy, Smoky flavors hide the dark fruit a bit in the nose, it comes out a bit more in the palate, which is dry and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tjeerd (352) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
Not really in line with the high ratings of others but the smokey taste is too much for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuszek (1195) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Dense head over dark amber clear brew.aroma of smoked ham and oak smoke with some dark fruits. Smoke and wood is about the taste. Some sweetness, but medium body, some alcphol, tanine, wooden and bitter finish. Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (439) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Looks awesome: clear red with big, long lasting head. Aroma: oak smoke and caramel, also some fruitiness. Heavy sweetness, full body, medium to low bitterness. Flavour: lots of smoked malts but also fruity sweetness. Nicely hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep mahogany liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, raw sugar, bonfire, sausage, toffee, oak and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, smoke and wood. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome stuff. Great complexity while still elegant. Sweet but not overly sticky. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1773) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Pours a bourbon color with an eggshell colored head. Smoky BBQ nose. Flavor is the same. Some sweetness to seem like a bit of brown sugar in the BBQ rub. Tasty. Healthy, slick, and mildly prickly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle acquired as part of a 2015 Christmas present from the aunt. The smoky aroma hits you right away bringing to mind a hearty fire outdoors with a consistent smoke wafting towards you. Also smells a little bit like a charcoal grilled hot dog. Nice light tan head sitting atop a mahogany colored beer. The taste continues the smoke-filled journey with elements of smoked meats leading the way. There does seem to be some caramel and dark fruit characteristics underneath but the smoke suppresses them from becoming prominent players. The mouthfeel is actually pretty well done with slightly sticky tendency. I respect the effort although it’s definitely not my style. I’ll be tasting the smoke characteristics for a very long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (359) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Vackert kopparfärgad. I doften finns massor av charkuterier och tjära ovanpå en fin maltighet. Stor smak med fina toner av charkuterier och tjära inbäddade i en fyllig maltighet. En riktigt fin rauchbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorgosh (439) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
Åter igen ett fall som ska bedömas med en annan måttstock än den vanliga medelmåttigt kalibrerade IPA-linjalen. Aromen är konstigt nog inte rökig utan snarare som tagen direkt ur ett båthus full med tjärade ekor. Smaken är lite snällare. En för ovanlighetens skull mild rökighet med tydliga drag åt porter. Rimligt drickbar även för rökporterskeptiker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Abrakarl (430) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
Extremely smoky aroma. Like tar. When it comes to the taste it becomes too much. Interesting style for sure but not that well tasting. Dark redbrown beer with little head.

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