Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle shared with yespr. Deep red-brown colour with a very nice light brown head. Aroma of smoke indeed (oak) with some sweetness. Flavour of smoke with a nice sweetness and bitterness in the finish. Sehr kraftiches und gutes Bier am besten!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (41898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2007
66 cL bottle (shared with faroeviking). Dark with ligth brown head. Sweetness and smoke in a nice blend. Soft and well balanced, it doesnt feel like a bock. Slight bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle. This beer pours with a dark greyish brown color, an off white head, and a strong aroma of smoked ham. The flavor is meaty, thick with a strong bitterness and levels out to a slight sweet smokiness but retains the bitternes through the finish. A sharp initial bite on the palate evens to a smooth creaminess. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
Draught @ Battersea Beer Festival. Smoky aroma with lagery malt component. Fairly sweet but with balancing phenolic hops and a nice dose of earthy hops. Really tasty and drinkable given the strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
islay (2375) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2007
16.9 oz. bottle. The amazing and powerful aroma features smoked ham, fresh pretzels with honey mustard, and lemony hops. It is unusual and welcome but perhaps a tad much. The beer pours a deep, clear copper-brown with a large amount of thick, uneven cream-colored head and extensive lacing. It looks even better than it smells. All of the smoky elements of the aroma are prominent in the flavor. In addition, the flavor features a very nice sweet roasted malt taste. This would be a very tasty beer even without the smoke, but with the smoke it is a uniquely delicious treat. ASRU is medium in body and a little undercarbonated. Not surprisingly, it produces a smoky and malty aftertaste. This is one of the most exceptional, flavorful, impressive, and memorable beers that I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Dark brown with beige head. Smells like smoked sausage. Flavor is more smoked meat, salty, some sweetness. Finish... more meat, but creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle at Lbaren. Dark brown - white head. Salami (lerget Spegeplse), bread, smoke, light sweetness, biscuit, clean flavor - nice german !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Aroma of ham on the grill from very dark brown body. Full and creamy palate stood out. Good malt and smoke flavor. Nice balance as the smoke portion doesnt completely overwhelm as it tends to in most smoked brews. Very good smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle thanks to stoutlover72. Poured a dark brown body with decent size head. Aroma was of pork - Canadian Bacon, Ham, Bacon, Maple Ham - you get the idea. Flavor was sweet with the above aromas thrown in. Felt like I was drinking a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Aroma of campfire bacon.Pours a dark brown/red with a medium off white head.Lots of smoke in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with lots of smoke in the finish.

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