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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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3.5
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. Smoky aroma; perhaps a bit of cheese. Dark brown color with an off-white head that ringed. Not very thick in body with fine, creamy carbonation. Flavor is essentially smoke, and it seems a touch woody. Finish is smoky, with some light bitterness. Interesting drink.

4.1
liinis (1770) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2008
0,5l bottle, nice etiquette :) dark copper brown, clear. medium off-white head leaves lace. aroma: LOVELY tar, grilled (smoked) sausage. eukalyptus. taste: eukalyptus, nice hops, sugar and salt with smoke. After taste: watery metallic, a bit bitter. leaves you a little disappointed.

4
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
bottle: pours a rootbeer brown with a creamy just off white head. aroma is totally smoke, almost grill like smoke. behind all the smoke is a soft hint at sweeter malts. also believe i am getting a wood aroma. the flavour is quite light compare to the heavy smoke aroma. it has a definte smoke flavour but seems to blend well with the other sweeter malts in the beer. the palate plays well on the tounge and the beer is preety smooth to go down. the finish dries out alittle. very good.

3
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Rouge vin foncé. Un collet presque absent. Odeur de saumon fumé, peperette. Saveur très décevante avec un gout de peperette qui revient, coté salé et n peu poivré. Une biere qui semblait quand meme asser bien et qui finalement nous decois beaucoup.

3.7
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottled. Pours a deep amber with thick tan head. Aroma is of smoked meat (intense) - like a bacon & cheese grill, with flavours to match. Reminiscent of a fine scotch whiskey I was really intrigued by this beer. Keen to try this beer again.

4
ciuspan (94) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Det er altså verdensklasse, den lugter at spejderbål når den bliver hældt op og den smager også sådan, men på den fede måde.

3.4
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 22, 2008
This one is a very weird beer. Like the name says, it is smoked. Intense smoked flavor in every sip. Altough its not so heavy in the texture, for me, one is enough. Good recomendation for open new horizonts in palate and flavor.

4
illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Poured into my Eichhof dimpled mug. Body comes up to the .5L line with a full two fingers of creamy tan head floating up top. The burnt umber liquid is a bit hazy from yeast. Aroma hits like a ton of bricks. Epic smoked ham explodes from the head, even more so than the Urbock. That’s really the only note I can pick up because it’s so strong and overriding. The meatiness is toned down in the flavor, taking on more of a smoky campfire character. Underneath the salty twang, there’s a really smooth maltiness that finishes surprisingly clean. There’s a little bitterness in the finish too, but I can’t figure out if it’s hops or a charred remnant of the smoked malt. Smooth and easy drinkin’ despite the extreme flavor. Medium body and perfect carbonation.

4.3
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 Deep dark smokey malt aroma, like smokey scotch. Reddish brown with a decent beige head that turns into a thin layer quickly. Strong taste of smoked pig, nice carbonation, dry smokey aftertaste.

3.4
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours reddish-orange with a small whitish head that reduces to a thin skin and leaves behind spotty lace. On the nose are: sweet, smoked malt, caramel and light ash. Light to medium-bodied, slick and dry with a sporadic tinge of metal at the swallow. Sweet caramel and Munich malt with a solid smoked ham note in support. I would prefer a bit more body to accompany the flavor profile, but it is appropriate to the style. Thanks for sharing this one with me, Don!


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