Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 2569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timdom (19) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2007
Try this beer with a hand full of smoked almonds. Not ordinarily my cup of tea however great for something different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Thick with strong smokiness which is more pleasant in the aroma than upon tasting. Too meaty after about the third sip.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
thewolf (12268) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
Tap @ YNWA. Pours very thick deep brown with a great yellow-ish creamy head. Aroma is just as terible as the Urbock - lots of sausage, charcoal, barbecue. Very nice creaminess, but I still don’t like this shite... Sticky, meaty, smoky (well... doh!)... yuk!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrAvery (11) - Aloha, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2007
This unusual beer is excellent for grilling, and nearly as good for drinking. It takes a few sips to become fully acquainted with this beer, but it quickly grows on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
0.5l bottle. Pours a very thick, dark golden brown colour. Almost no head. Very strong smoke aroma, reminds me of pepperoni sticks. Tastes like pepperoni too. Nice faint malt flavour. Very smooth with a medium body. The finish was rather bitter and left me not wanting another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
50cl bottle from systembolaget. Holy shit! smoke and more smoke as soon as you start pouring, and then a nice caramel malt underneath that a little bit on. Nice clear brown color with a small tan head. I’ve never encountered this before, and was a little shocked at the first sip, but halfway in, the smoke gave way to a very pleasing maltiness that is very well balanced. The combo of malt and smoke and wood is so different, yet beautiful. The body is medium and smooth and goes down perfectly. I dont think I could drink this every day, but it is an amazing beer in its own unique way.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
optimusAlex (7) - USA - OCT 5, 2007 does not count
taste like jerky and beer in one, i love it, i have never tasted anything like this. it is great. we have purchased all that our favorite liquor store can order! great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Like it’s brother the Urbock, this beer screams smoke from the top of its lungs. It’s incredible to smell, and while it might be a bit much for some people it head dead center for me. Truly, a rauchbier for rauchbier lovers. The bottle alone reminds you of some dark cool evening walking thru the German town of Bamberg, soaking in all the goodness that is there. The beer pours out a medium brown color, one finger thick off-white foamy head, which had some staying power. Held up to the light, you could see some garnet and a touch of brown. Aroma is smoke. Pure and simple. Campfire smoke, meat smoking over s grill, burning paper. Mouthfeel is creamy and smoooth. Flavor is more smoke, but its not overly done. Just right. Reminds me of a very well done smoked black forrest ham. Underneath it all are some sweet malts which really binds it all together and makes this beer really a treat to have. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintPilgrim (16) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
strong smoked aroma that can only be described as campfire in a glass. pours deep copper with dark beige foam. crisp flavour and perfect amount of roasted malts. great as a singular evening beer but definately can be drank in numbers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Smoked, burnt and malty sweet aroma. Hints of chocolate. Bread and campfire smoke. Grainy. Meaty - sausages. Copper coloured. Average head. Malty full palate with roasty dry and smoky finish that lasts.

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