Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 2590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1270) - Eindhoven, - NOV 7, 2012
2012 - 11 - 07 500ml bottle medium brown colour. medium, off-white head. smokey aroma. light bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SonOfAnarchy (313) - ST HELENA - FEB 19, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours very dark ruby, off-white head. Aroma of intense smokiness in the kind body smoked ham and wood. Wonderful. Taste is medium sweet, low bitterness; flavors of smoked ham, slight smoked wood, slight smoked malt. Medium to full body, slick texture, average to high carbonation. What can I say, just another stellar smoked brew by Schlenkerla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rich8880 (3) - - FEB 18, 2017 does not count
Really like this beer. Smokey aroma. Black appearance and good head (from the bottled version). However, lovely taste - medium sweetness, slight bitterness, smokey. Great balance to it - the smokiness is distinctive but not overpowering. Nice long finish and a good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeBeermaster (598) - that shaggy maggot, POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Pleasant aroma of smoked bacon with some wooden barrel background. Clear dark brown in the glass with minimal head, but lacing is still noticeable. Taste is especially malty with woody smokiness which senses the palate. Bit of caramelized sugar and some roastiness. Nice one, not overhealmed with smokiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Manslow (1343) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Butelka 500ml. pite w domu. Kolor brązowy, klarowne, piękna gęsta, drobnopęcherzykowa piana bardzo ładnie osiadająca na szkle. Aromat wędzonki w całym pomieszczeniu już po otwarciu butelki , słody i boczek. W smaku trochę palonych słodów, łagodne na podniebieniu, suszone owoce, śliwki. Słodycz z lekką goryczą, doskonałe piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maar (10) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
500 ml bottle. A distinct smoky flavour and aroma that brings notes of smoked ham and smoked sausages. An earthy bitterness there is to be found that together with the smoky flavour really gives this beer a punch to it. It’s also rather sweet and while being very drinkable the taste lasts a long time in your mouth. Light to medium body but packed with flavour. A favourite of mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Demens (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2017
0,5l bottle. Clear dark copper/brown colour with slowly shrinking big foamy off-white head. Aroma: Smokey ham with hiding caramel notes. Taste: Very intense smokey start, maybe the smokiest from Bamberg and has the most bitter mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation. Medium lasting bitter (and smokey) finish. A very good smoked beer and really has the strongest smokey caracter but not as smooth as the urbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maersk (242) - MOLDOVA - FEB 8, 2017
Dark brown, clear, small beige head. Smells smoked bacon, wood, a bit of alcohol. Medium to light body, smoky notes (not as strong as in the aroma), light bitterness at the end. Good balance and quite refreshing, but i wish it could be more dense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejackpacker (199) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle at Youth Hostel Nuremburg. A great, classic smoked beer. Slight bacon flavour but much less potent than other (admittedly better beers like Weird Beard Smoke). This is a deeply malty drink but very drinkable (although filling taste wise).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikokaoja (116) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - FEB 8, 2017
8. 2. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Strong aroma of smoked malts and unique taste. Dark brown medium to full bodied mouthfull with medium but not lasting head. Interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2590) - PORTUGAL - FEB 7, 2017
50cl bottle. Clear dark brown with a nice off-white head. Smoke, roasted malts and molasses. Smokey taste. Good.

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