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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Pours a very dar brown with white head. Aroma of roasted mals but dmoinated by a smokey charcoal bbq scent. This beer has a very complex taste that is dominated by a smoked charcoal taste. Burnt malt accompanied by hickory bbq. I appreciate the original and unique taste of this beer but half of a glass was enough for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2007
I remember having had a Schlenkerla Rauchbier (not sure which type) some years ago and thought it was like drinking smoke .... this one however tastes rather like a light stout (good dryness) with some smoked ham addition .... I am having it with some black forest ham ... just a delicious pairing ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 bottle. I am not a fan of the smoked style in general. I can understand the complexity though, and empathize with those who do enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
This one lived up to my expectations way more than the last one. Aroma is completly dominated by the smoke. Burning wood, tar and salted meat. All this smoke is necely brought into the moutharoma aswell, the flavor itself was sweet nutty with a bit of caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (8855) - ITALY - NOV 20, 2007
scura schiuma non molta e non troppo persistente note nette di affumicato percepire altre note è veramete difficile anche in bocca tutto riferibile alle note del malto affumicato una lieve astringenza

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Chestnut brown with an almost white head. Burnt hickory and malt aroma. Strong malt flavor, slight hop. some sweetness at the finish. Smoky, as well, as expected. After sipping for a good 30 min, mouthfeel began to feel chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2007
500 mL bottle. Poured a dark orange-brown color. Head was light tan. Aroma was of burnt firewood and smoked bacon. Smelled like a BBQ pit in a bottle. Slightly sweet with lots of smoke flavor accented by a hint of malty caramel and molasses in the background. Very meaty/bacony. An acquired taste to be sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Pours a dark brown/red. Very small off-white head. Aroma is sweet smoke, malt, light hops. Flavor is grainy, smoky, with light, spritzy carbonation and a long, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
From a 500mL Bottle. Pours a transparent, dark ruddy brown color with a thick layer of creamy toasted marshmellow head. Clean smoked malt aroma with notes of caramel and hearty maple syrup glazed bread crusts. Very malt forward, with no esters or hop characters to speak of, allowing the maltiness to shine through. Medium light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Lots of smoke, but clean and bready, without any excessive salty or bacon characters. An underlying malt layer of toasted cashew nuts provides some additional malt presence, who’s flavors are enhanced by a slightly slick mouthfeel. Dries out quenchingly at the end, leaving a smokey/spicy herbal residue behind to lift any residual sugars off the tongue. Exceptionally clean, flavorful, and refreshing. Perfect beer to pair with barbeque. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1186) - SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2007
How come I’ve not rated this? I’ve tried this loads of times. An Olaf Schellenberg beer, but had it since then. What can I say that hasn’t already been said....nothing! Must rank as one of the most distinctive beers there is, rich and well....smoky!

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