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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bamberg’s speciality, a dark, bottom fermented smokebeer, brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical brewery tavern.

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3.9
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bought a whole case of this, and I cook with it as much as drink it straight... extremely smooth smoke, some malty backbone and relatively subtle bitterness.

3.7
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
This amber ale poured with a decent tan head and an aroma like a brush fire. The flavor is unmistakeably charred wood with a substantial malt base. In spite of the smoke, this is actually an enjoyable drink, but not for mass consumption.

3.7
tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2008
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a low tan head. Very smoky aroma with some dark malts. The flavor has plenty of smoke, cured wood and sweet dark malts, with pleasant bitterness.

3.5
CH-303 (2248) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
This one really messed with my head. It just tastes plain weird in the beginning, but after a few sips you get used to it. At the end of the bottle, I actually liked it.
Appearance: Dark chestnut. Nice amount of head. Aroma: Smoked malt. Burnt wood. Taste: Really smokey. Malty. Burnt wood. Info: 500ml bottle, 22/2-2006, 80/300, 47/500

4
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of barley, smoke and malt. Flavor is smokey bacon, meats, woods, and malt. Holy cow, I feel like i’m drinking smoked briskquet, yet this is very well done. Finish is mesquite smoked brisquet and mesquite. Very nice smoked beer.

3.7
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Very dark brown beer with a small tan head. Aroma is deep smokey malt. Flavor is smoke, like fine smoked meat, wood, and malt. Finish is smokey and dry. Very nice smoked brew, though I like their Urbock more.

3.6
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2008 Aroma is sweetish smoked malts, tar and some wood. Smoked malts and tar in flavor. Quite dry and bitter finish.

2.8
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Poured pitch black with a beige head. Aroma - hickory smoke and malt. The smoke clearly dominates this one. The nose is like when you come inside after standing around a campfire for a few hours. It’s way over the top. There is some dryness and bitterness and maybe even some roast malt hiding behind the smoke. Very unique, but not to my taste.

4.1
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
1/2 L bottle from Once Upon a Vine....but definately not my first. Pours a clear dark amber with almost no head. Aroma is straight from the smokehouse along with carmelized malts and some spicey hop aromas buried deep in the smoke. Carmelized malt flavors yeild to smokiness and the hop bitterness fights to catch up from behind. Finish is somewhat dry with a bit of residual hop bitterness and smoke flavors. Wonderful.

3.7
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2008
This is my first smoked and i have to say it’s quite an experience, smells like roast beef or a slim jim and slightly yeasty. The smokiness really stands out in the flavor also you can taste meat straight off the grill that was smoked for hours. Good stuff here.


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