Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1145   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Appearance: deep amber – like the inside of a freshly cut cedar tree. Orange pithy head fades into a thin collar of tight tiny bubbles. Swirls average.
Nose: oak and cedar gets in your face and never leaves. Umami savorance. Applewood smoke and applewood smoked bacon. Brief presence of toasted nuts in the middle. Apple cores. Spicy melted caramel in the back.
Palate: smoky, sweet, melted caramel, and nutty toffee in the back. Caramel brittle. Starts out sticky then finishes dry which induces thirst for more, thirst I am happy to oblige. Caramel coated applewood smoked bacon brittle delights. Orange oils. Charred oak in my breath. Honeycomb.
Final Thoughts: magnificence in a glass. Aecht Schlenkerla never disappoints. Never. Like sours and Bretty beers, smoked (Rauche) beers are an acquired taste but once you fall in love, you fall in love forever.

Mindwarp (308) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Pours dark brown with a real thin head. The aroma is all smoke. Taste is of smoke and maybe a little bit of malt. Overall this is a really good beer have had smoke that didn't taste like smoke and I like this.

hauxe (969) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2017
Brown from the bottle. Creamy head with sticky lacing that clings to the glass. Aroma is woodsmoke, raisins, candied apple, caramel. Taste is sweet with a charred smokey bitterness to keep things in balance. Finishes full of smoke. Body stays to the lighter side of medium with mildly oily hints. Overall very nice.

SamTheBarrel (842) - 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.

Jorn69 (3373) - 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.

jamestulloch (4371) - 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.

kaos666 (13) - 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

Franzen (660) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2017
Campfire smoke with elements of lether and caramel. Sweet malty taste with the sweetness well rounded of by the smoke.

cglans (364) - - 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.

williamlantz (59) - - 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.

craftbeersweden (708) - 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.

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