Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2607   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 27, 2002
It smells smoked and it tastes smoked. The smoked flavor and scent masks everything in the beer making it hard to find any complexity. It is a nice change of pace if you have some time to invest in enjoying it, certainly not made to chug.

Concealer (1263) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle. Clear brown with a frothy, beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of smoke, wood, roasted malt, light caramel, bacon, and pepper. Flavor is smoke, roasted malt, bacon, light wood, caramel, pepper, and biscuit. Medium bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Lingering smoke.

heno (48) - - OCT 19, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 From tap at Berlin Bar, Copenhagen. Clear, dark chestnut color with full, tanned head. Smokey, but light. Aroma of oak and bacon. Mouth feel is creamy to oily. Light carbonation and pleasant finish.

Desverger (12592) - 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 (3331) - 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 (5588) - 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 (631) - 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...

Piepenhenrich (1195) - 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.

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