Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 2618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pours a dark mahoganey with a tan head. Aroma and taste both very smokey...smells and taste could be described as a camp fire or smoked meats. Goes great with smoked gouda and cheddar. I suspect it would pair well with any smoked cheese or meat. Very good smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1793) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pours a deep reddish-brown with a substantial off-white head that lingers. Aroma is hickory smoke and hop flowers. Smokey taste of buttery caramel sweetness, cheddar cheese, and hop bittereness. Smooth and delicious. Obviously good with smoked meats and cheeses. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2008
from a 500 ml bottle and draft from the pub in Bamberg. Big smooth smoke aroma and flavor along with a beer that can hold its own with it. A great combination of beer and smoked malt. A classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2008
Clear mahogany with a khaki head. Huge, strong smell of smoked meat, cheese, pepperoni. Light/medium body. Big smoked meat/pepperoni/black pepper/jerky spice flavors with a hint of lightly sweet pale malt in the finish. Now, if we only had some smoked peppers in here....A liquid Philly Cheese sandwich. Love it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 23, 2008
Smells mesquite. Flavor of pig roast and smoke from campfire wood, So good and a true mans brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
Had this several times in the past but found it again recently at State Line Liquors, your welcome afire. Dark brown pour with small tan head. Really pleasant hickory-bacon like wood smoke aroma. Carries into the pallet giving a nice smokey body and full flavor. Slight bitterness but smooth and pleasant. Really, just an awesome smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
bottle shared with me by The_Captain. thanks Mark. pours a medium brown color with a thin tan head. smells strongly of burning wood, similar to walking by a house that has a wood stove in the middle of winter. lots of wood smoke in the flavor as well as a thin strand of malt that it is all standing on top of. finishes bitter and smoky. it is the first rauchbier that I have ever had and feels like a good introduction to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2008
While hosting a beer and cheese tasting I was served a deliciously hammy oak-smoked cheddar. Only one beer to try with this I thought, and immediately ordered a bottle of Aecht Mäzen. It was just impossible to tell where the beer ended and the cheese began, and that just about says it all for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 19, 2008
Medium head is light brown. Color is dark reddish brown. Very much smoked ham-like aroma with hops. A little bit sweet flavor is much smokey and a bit metallic. Smokyness can be observed especially in the end and the flavor is long lasting. Palate is medium-bodied and somewhat carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2008
This was a smokey delight,a very good beer with lots of smoked flavor pours black and is smoothi in the finish,but the flavor is smoke smoe and more smoke very good.CHEERS!

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