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100
style
Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(First tapping every first Thursday of October) A smoked bock beer for Bambergs strong beer season (October through December). Matured for months in ancient rock-cellars underneath Bamberg and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask. Similar to, but much bigger than the classic Maerzen style.

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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Dark brown color with thin tan head. light lacing. Wonderful campfire aroma. smoke on the mouthfeel as well on the finish. a little to intense, it reminds me of an ashtray.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b33r (875) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Dark brown color with small head and some lacing. Aroma smells like a bag of beef sticks. Flavor is malty with overwhelming smokiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a small, tan head. Big smoked aroma, with more smoked meat than the brewerys other offerings. Starts out a touch sweet, the smoked malts are very pronounced in this bock. Smoked, spiced meat is the name of the game here. Slightly bitter, dry finish. Best of the bunch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
downender (8525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 On tap at the Schlenkerla Schranke, Nurnberg November 2006. Mahogany coloured with a decent off-white head. Well-balanced aroma of smoke and sweet malt. Very smooth mouthfeel with flavours of smoked meats, honey, red fruits and charcoal. Excellent. 4.4 Tried again from the bottle 5/11/07. This time the smokiness was a lot more pronounced, to the point of becoming dominant. Less enjoyable, although still very good. 3.9

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cookster101 (4) - Enfield, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
My first smoked beer and its like breakfast in a glass. Im still tasting it this morning. My new favourite beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
Strong smoked aroma - nice tones of wood and burnt sugar. Smooth smokiness dominates the flavour on a very malty dackdrop. Cant wait to try this with grilled meats this summer. Lovely and very, very special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9392) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2007
bottle. Dark brown colour, smoky nose. Flavours of malt and chocolate, smoky background. Very full-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4672) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Poured a deep red ruby brown with a thick creamy light tan head that laces. Got a nice woody, smoked aroma, very thick and rich, definite smoked aroma. The flavor was very woody, rich and smokey. Delicious. The palate was cool and fairly thick and crisp. Definitely the best smoked beer Ive had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2007
The color was medium brown with light amber hues. The head was creamy and light beige. The aroma was very smoky, crisp, charred, and roasty. It reminded me of the way your clothes smell after having been close to a campfire. The flavor was smoky, bitter, waxy, charred, and meaty. The palate was smooth. The finish was smoky, charred, and roasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Dark brown beer with a strong, smoked malt aroma; fine tan head with nice lacing; smokey, slightly sweet caramels, and bitter flavor; very rich and present; finish starts smokey sweet and ends with hoppy bitterness. Beautiful beer.


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