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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - AUG 3, 2003
This is really a strange beer: it's not the first smoked beer I've drunk, but I'v never found a beer that has a so strong smoked aroma and taste. The flavour is a little bit salty and spicy and reminded me smokd ham. Really particular, but good, very good!


3.6
victorsampson96 (131) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
(500 ml bottle) They say this is the marmite of the beer world. Many compare it to liquid bacon, owing to the malt being smoked over beachwood chips. I open the bottle with due apprehension... Pours a clear, ruby-chestnut beer, with fine carbonation, and a foamy off-white head. An aroma reminiscent of applewood-smoked Cheddar floods out of the bottle. This is accompanied by a strong note of brown tanned leather, oak, and a hint of vanilla cream. Dark toffee base-malts lie beneath the heady vapours, with a distant hint of dark chocolate. The beer feels fairly thin on the palate, and is comparable to drinking a glass of milk. Smooth, and only slightly effervescent. Savoury to the taste, and pleasantly bittersweet. This smoked German beer is quite unique, and balanced on a knife-edge: it's easy to see how the smoky fug can knock a man for six. An excellent accompaniment to mature Cheddar cheese, smoked salmon, salami, and rich winter stews.

3.7
sam_uk93 (22) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Aroma is extremely smokey with some sweetness. Taste nice and smokey up front, leading to a very nice rich, smokey, meaty flavour, smoked paprika (not spicy). Strong sausage flavour also! Never had a beer with such an interesting smokey, meaty flavour, intriguing! Medium bodied. A must try, certainly wouldn't be everyone's kind of beer but I think it's great.

3.3
biilz (120) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Весьма уникальное пиво от Компании Brauerei Heller. При глотке ощущаешь вспышку копченого вкуса. Как будто скушал целую копченую рыбу одним заглотом. Весьма специфично и на любителя.

3.5
blackschyte (22) - Poirino, ITALY - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 deep bronw body with cappuccino foam smoked and toasted flavour. Light body. toasted and alcoholic taste. I like this beer, but I don't find it well balanced.

3.2
DavidSvinth (142) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 Røg, røg og atter røg. Ikke brændt malt eller toast. Det er gammel røg, og det er gennemtrængende. Unik oplevelse.

3.8
jedrol (108) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Bottle Appearance: big, beige head, dark brown, Aroma: beckon, beckon potato crisp, campfire and a rather weak hint of sweetness (caramel) Taste: beckon/campfire like, caramel sweetness and some dark malt notes - burned/toasted

3.7
sebsky (219) - ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
500 ml bottle,bb 05/2018. Red with brown tint,beige head. Nose - smoked meat and smoke. Taste - more of the same plus roasted malts. Lingering smoke taste.

3.9
Tyr (6) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
My first smokebeer. Bottle from Total Wine in Myer’s Park, Charlotte, NC. Pours red-brown, nose is smoked meat, malt. Medium bodied, tastes of smoked bacon, smokiness lingers. Heavy lacing after finishing. Would think of pairing this with charcoal grilled foods, bbq, brats. Very impressed with the style, will definitely buy again.

3.8
Antonio369 (212) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2017
0,5 L bottle, served in tumbler. Poured reddish brown with a two finger tan head. Medium carbonation. Aroma: Smoke, salami, BiFi sausage, roasted malts. Taste: BBQ smoke, BiFi sausage, sweet roasted malts, vanilla, raisins, and some dark fruit. Medium body with a meaty bittersweet finish. Nice one!

4.4
saintbase2 (825) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!


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