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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6550) - Shropshire, - 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Half-litre bottle, just out of date when poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Nov 2012 @ home.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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3006) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Ive 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.

3
   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.

4.2
   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

3.8
   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.

4
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   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 its definitely not my style. Ill be tasting the smoke characteristics for a very long time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (359) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Vackert kopparfrgad. I doften finns massor av charkuterier och tjra ovanp en fin maltighet. Stor smak med fina toner av charkuterier och tjra inbddade i en fyllig maltighet. En riktigt fin rauchbier.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorgosh (439) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016
ter igen ett fall som ska bedmas med en annan mttstock n den vanliga medelmttigt kalibrerade IPA-linjalen. Aromen r konstigt nog inte rkig utan snarare som tagen direkt ur ett bthus full med tjrade ekor. Smaken r lite snllare. En fr ovanlighetens skull mild rkighet med tydliga drag t porter. Rimligt drickbar ven fr rkporterskeptiker.

2.7
   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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