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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Has a dark brown color. Smell is of smoked meats. Taste is smoke, bacon, very meaty, something I cannot get into. Overall I was unable to finish the glass.

Desverger (12538) - 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 (5573) - 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...

Piepenhenrich (1171) - 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

victorsampson96 (143) - 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.

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