Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016
Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen ].
[ This rating is to celebrate my 10 years on RB - this beer is absolutely the beer I in the parst had been my favorit beer of all time.. always in the cellar, a good choice to food, BBQ, cheese, as a night cap, as a morning beer, as a beer after a long days work.. for me a winner ;D ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, smoke, bacon - meat - wood, dark malt malt, sweet malt, roasted - toasted, light hay - wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, smoke, wood - bacon - meat, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160622]

Cask @ Schlenkerla, Bamberg.

[ As Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen ].
Dark brown color with small head. Smokey aroma. Very soft and smokey.

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen ].
Dark brown color with large head. Very smokey aroma. Very soft and smokey. Really enjoyable beer.

yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
From 50 cL bottle. Pours amber brown with a lacing light brown head. Meady and smoked aroma. Bacon flavoured and quite smoked. Damn this is good.

Ungstrup (38424) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2003
A deep red beer with a good head. The aroma is tar and smoke dominated. And the flavor is very powerful and dominated by tar and smoke. Really a great beer.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Draught at the brewpub. Clear brown coloured with a solid brown head. Aroma of malts, smoke and hops. Smokey flavour of malts, wood and hops with some sweetness. Hoppy finish. The bottled edition is more smokey but less sweet and hoppy (6-3-6-3-13).

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2006
Draught. Clear brown colour with a longlasting tan head. Has a smoked aroma with some hints of sausages. Malty and slightly smokey flavor. Has a long malty slightly smokey aftertaste, with some bitterness.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2005
Bottled. Brown colour with minor brownish head. Aroma is made of wet burnt wood (or coal). Taste of burnt wood (alt. smoked fish). Extremely smoky. Some of my friends love this one, I didn’t like it that much, but it sure differs a lot from "normal" beers.

Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Appearance was very dark maroon with a thin white head and great lacing. Smell was modern ashtray and oak. Taste was subtle smoke, much more subtle than the bottled version (which is difficult to finish). Much more drinkable than the bottled version, this one is fairly complex and definitely unique. If you’re going to try a rauchbier, it has to be one from Bamberg.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 bottle at home ... brown coloured ... odd smokeyness mixed with Dashi (japanesse fish stock) ... malt fruits Basic malt beer with the meaty smokeyness coming in back and linger. cant quite get what flavour is. Much more drinkable that id expect but no desire to retry. bottle at jans ... deep red brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast and big smoke ... nose ... malt fruits ... not me at all... 2.8

omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Dark amber with rich, stable head. Densely smokey aroma, quite reminiscent of smoked ham. Full bodied with big maltiness and nicely salty, very bitter finish. The intense woody smokiness is there all the way through. Simply a world class beer in it’s own style. When had from the wood at Schlenkerla it gains yet another dimension - combining intense flavours with Franconian drinkability and softness. If you’ve only had it from bottle or keg - you don’t know what you’re missing!

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
10th January 2008
Dark mid brown beer. Noteably sweet malt start followed by inevitable smoke! Drinkable.

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