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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2635   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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4.1
Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2008
On draft at Max’s. Wow, can you say smoky? Great balance with a touch of beef jerky. You can’t put this down, although a little too complex to quaff. Enjoy and look for the prunes in the finish.

3.9
Berserkir (56) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is smoke and meat, if my eyes were closed I would assume I was smelling a smoked pork loin. Tastes of smoke, rich meats with malt and caramel notes. The taste can linger for hours.

3.6
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours deep mahogany with ruby highlights, nice tan coloured head that subsides over time. Aromas are dominated by smoked and cured meats, with some sweet smokiness lingering in the background. (not unlike asian sausages- smokey and sweet) Palate provides more cured/smoked meat with sweet vienna malt providing some hinting caramel characters. Finish is long and malty sweet with feint smoke characters coming through. The ultimate beer for rich meals!

3.5
ckau (26) - north east, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Good smokebeer. Less smokey than the higher alcohol Urbock makes this more enjoyable. Makes you crave bacon, or a salty piece of meat. Something to enjoy during a nice beer dinner

4.1
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle from sam’s. Pours a glowing amber with thin white lace. Nose is smoke, bacon, malt, and pleasant. Flavor is well balanced between excessive smoke and layered malts. This was much more of an easy drinker than I expected, yet it was still utterly complex. A gem of smoked beers.

3.3
MrSifter (11) - , ITALY - SEP 8, 2008
La prims smoked che ho bevuto, ideale per accompagnare un buon tagliere di affettati

4.3
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2008
The bubbly white head is gone a little quickly, but there’s no replacement for that beautiful mahogany color, ruby shimmering under the sepia. The nose is smoke deluxe, like a meat spread from salty bacon to spicy sausage. The flavor is smoky meat as well, but it’s more nuanced with roast malt accents and touches of long-lasting wood. Palate is very delicate and cloudy, a near match for the other components. Wonderful stuff. Now I’ll have to go back and try the Urbock again.

3.9
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
500ml Bottle: Nice smoke aroma that smells of a smoke-house, candle-smoke, smoked cheese, ski lodge, and a hint of burning logs. Poured dark amber/medium brown in color with a large, dense, rocky, tan head that shrank but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor of smoke, smoke-house, candle-smoke, smoked cheese, ski lodge, and a hint of burning logs. Medium body. Smooth, creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Smoke smoke smoke finish. Even though I am not a big smoked beer fan, the smokiness and the complexity of the flavor in this beer really impressed me.

3.7
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown colour, large bubbly head. Lots of smoke in aroma and taste. Low on carbonation. Easy drinkable.

3.2
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Brown pour with a dark red tint. Clear with light tan head. Very smoky, woody aroma with malt. Bitter malt flavor with tons of smoke. At first it reminds you of some good barbecue but after drinking half a glass I felt like I had just smoked half a pack of cigarettes. Maybe this just isn’t my style.


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