Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1098   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from P&M Bonn. Pours a clear copper with a fast vanishing off white head. Aroma is smoked ham, burnt wood. Aroma is light bitter, medium sweet, roasted malt, oak wood, smoked meat. Full bodied and very moderate smokey aftertaste. Okay but I prefer the Urbock or Mrzen. This beer is too sweet and lacks the smokey punch of a regular schlenkerla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PilsnerSensei3 (1) - - APR 26, 2017 does not count
it has a very smokey aroma. Appearance has a hazy amber/orange color.light sweetness, medium bitterness, in the taste.medium body, average carbonation, oily feel, overall impression a great tasting smoked beer. Its a bon fire in your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (1405) - Bled/SF, - APR 18, 2017
Pours clear copper, with beige soapy head. Aroma: smoky, ham, bacon, hint of honey, floral hop notes. Flavour: follows aroma, even more intense; ham, smoked bacon, when it warms up, steps forward toffee & caramel like notes, hint of honey and gentle citrusy, floral notes of hops. Finish is slightly dry, bitter. Body is medium to full, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (781) - PORTUGAL - APR 11, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 32A/9A). Bottle 50 cl - Batch LGU (BBF 08/2017). AROMA: predominant medium smoke notes with a slight bacon-like character. low malt notes with Maillard compounds and a slight peppery alcohol note. APPEARANCE: ambar color and clear. medium beige head with good retention. leg formation. TASTE: medium smoky notes with touches of wood, followed by a medium-low slightly sweet malt presence with Maillard compounds (bread crust). medium-low bitterness with a smoky and almost-dry finish. PALATE: medium-full body with medium carbonation. slight alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a smoked Doppelbock with a unbalanced smoked malt, masking the underlying beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1456) - ESTONIA - APR 9, 2017
Pours reddish amber, bit of white foam. Aroma is nice malty and sweetish. Good stuff. Lager comes out, relatively weak body that goes smoothly. Oak, wood and bit of sweet caramel giving spectra character to the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (792) - Linkping, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2017
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep copper colored liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of wood, smoke, dark fruits, ash,mint, caramel, honey, oak. Taste is medium bodied with a rounded sweetness. Flavors of caramel, toffee, smoke, red fruits, plums, dates, herbs , oak. Finish is a bit drier with balanced Spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (755) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Ciemno-miedziany kolor. Piana obfita,lekko zoltawa,pozostaje dosc dlugo. W zapachu wyrazna wedzonka ,ktora niestety tlumi inne zapachy. W smaku takze wedzone nuty sa przewodnimi. Pojawiaja sie jednak slodkie posmaki karmelu lub toffi .i lekkie owocowe tony z suszonych owocow. Niezle piwo o swietnym balansie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrklemann (163) - AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle from SinH4 - thanks for supplying me with the good stuff! Pours a clear reddish brown, with a nice, off-white head. Subtle smoky aroma, fruity, caramel, slightly roasty, perfumy, herbal, more subtle then the Urbock. Medium sweetness, with light bitterness, salt and lingering tartness. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Slightly tart finish.
Good balance, more subtle than the Urbock, more fruity ethers in the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szymonskc (831) - Skrcz, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Zapach intensywny, wędzonka, bekon, szynka, drewno, karmel. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, średnia pełnia, wędzonka, bekon, karmel, chleb, drewno. Goryczka niska, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Addiezg (11) - - MAR 25, 2017
Oleiste, pełne piwo. W aromacie i smaku świetna wędzonka. Nie sądziłem, że piwo wędzone może być tak dobre :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5680) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Bottled. 25cl sample. The aroma has wood, bacon smoke, caramel. Copper coloured beer with a medium sized white head. The taste is light bitter and has caramel sweetness, wood tones, oak. Very nice stuff.

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