JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014 whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Chuchkey. Dull, hazy tea color with limited apparent carbonation. Odd rubbery smoke aroma, like there’s a tire fire in the backyard and bacon on the skillet. Sweet toasted malt flavor with Schlenkerla’s smoky house character. No helles bock character to speak in terms of color or flavor. Not the best offering from this venerable brewery.
Tap. Pours golden with off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, smokiness, and a yeasty hint. Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. White large bubble edge head. Aroma of my high school frog dissection, clears slightly. Taste has a malty start, then smooth bread and straw. sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Poured a medium amber with a small white head. Aroma of rauched malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt and smoke. VastActiv (7738) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is deep orange with thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples?, some yeast, hints of smoke and some sourness. Quite dry, fresh and juicy. Very lightly smoked. jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Grey-golden color with a large creamy white head. Aroma of smoked sausage, bacon, ash, and smoke. Not overpowering. Smokey flavor and slightly sweet. I’m enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would.
mansquito (7130) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($10): Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is meat, oak smoke, and a bit of sugar. Taste is smoky, but not to the same extent as the eiche, but it has the same character. The lower smokiness makes it somewhat more drinkable in my opinion. It ain’t the best from Heller, but it is still pretty nice. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Tap at New Albanian. Sweet smoked ham and apple aroma. Amber with a small head. Smoked ham and apple flavor. Medium body. Phenomenal smoked beer! shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Tap at New Albanian. Smoked ham and malt aroma. Golden yellow color with no head. Sweet apple and smoked meat flavor. Moderate bitter herbal hops finish. Has the typical Schlenkerla smoke flavor but with a sweet fruity flavor - like applewood smoked bacon. Spectacular. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
Tap @ The BeerMongers... This poured pale, hazy, milky, golden with a white head. Nose was extremely yeasty. (Maybe the keg was all shook up?). Hints of wood, wine-like yeastiness, faint smoke in there. Sweet, brine-like. Some chemical component that were a little astringent. Not my favorite from the Schlenkerla. AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft @ Novare Res. Served in a mug. Smoked sausage nose. Flavor has some sweet malt, that tries hard to come through all the campfire smoke. I think the body was kind of heavy or maybe I was just had enough by the time the mug was empty. It’s exactly what I was expecting and I appreciate what this brewery does. And you really have to like smoked in order to enjoy this.