Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2605   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2603) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Copper color, almost opaque. Nice inch and half of dirty-white head. Well, as I poured it I could smell the smoke. It is like being at a campfire as only the embers are glowing with no flames. Amazing. Smoky grain taste, light hop bitterness at the end. Very smooth flavor. Soft, medium body, moderate carbonation. A little less carbonation would be nicer for me, but it does not hold the beer back at all. Excellent. Easy to drink and hits the Rauchbier notes perfectly (it is the original apparently).

Desverger (12529) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - Dark. Down pour with beige head. Smoked toasted roasted malty with some prominent meaty smoked notes coming in, burnt grass, charred burnt malty extends, dark smoked malty into the finish. Can't believe I have not rated this before,

john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle. BBE Nov 2017; Drank early Oct 2017 and Draught at GBBF 2017, Olympia, London, Aug 2017 - Dark red brown in colour. Medium foamy beige head. Fair lacing. Lovely smokey aroma. Very Malty; smoked malts, toasty, smoked ham, smoked sausage, campfire. Hoppy; moderate hop bitterness. Quite dry. Fantastic smoked malts taste. So drinkable. Always good. Genuinely, a classic beer. (2017-10)

pcahill (4) - - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
Tastes like liquid bacon. Smoky, thick. Dark appearance. Unique among beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017
bottle. light brown with one finger head. huge smokey bacon aroma. Big smoke, caramel and brown sugar. I'm not a big fan of smokey beers, but it's clear that this is well executed. I wish the underlying beer had more character, but it's quite overwhelmed by the smoke flavor. Enjoyed, but would not seek out again.

AssKicker (630) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2017
Couleur brune/rougeâte visuellement propre, c'est beau. Mousse correcte, tenue une poil faiblarde. Nez sur le jambon très fumé, donc pas de doute là-dessus, c'est de la grosse rauchbier. En bouche j'ai plutôt l'impression que ça sent le mégot froid. Aucune évolution lorsque la bière se réchauffe. En bouche, sur la longueur les notes de jambon fumé apparaissent mais bon, faut quand même se taper la cendre de clope au préalable. Sinon ça manque de corps également. Bref, pas fan. Du tout...

brandon182 (39) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Pours a reddish brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is smoked meat, smokey, woody, and some caramel hidden in there behind all the smokiness. The flavor is more of the same. This is certainly a novelty beer but worth a try.

Piepenhenrich (1124) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
For sure not everybody's favorite, but Rauchbier in general, and Schlenkerla in particular, are one of these extraordinary alternatives to the classic brews. Strong, distinct flavors of smoke and roast, smoked ham give this a very special note, without being too heavy. Well recommended!

Andrus86 (686) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2017
BOTTLE. Ruby/Brown colour, pale white head.. Aroma & taste is all smoke, bbq & wheat?? I want to say wheat, prayed whisky vibe??.. Plenty of bacon as well.. Sauced Fire station specialty bar

otti71 (1) - - OCT 2, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2017 Fürchterlicher Geschmack. Wie geräucherter Aal in flüssig. 4 Schluck getrunken. Rest weggekippt.

miki74 (31) - Sabadell, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Degustada en la micro cerveceria de Sabadell,cerveza ahumada, tostada,cuerpo ligero

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