Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
(First tapping every first Thursday of October) A smoked bock beer for Bamberg’s 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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BREWMUSKCLES (2743) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
the beer is creamy sweet and has a wonderful smokey sweet aroma. as the beer stays in the glass for several minutes it turns very smokey. i highly reccomend it. try it whenever you can. the beer has a good sweet and caramel base wth little hops. no matte,r the creamy consistancy is worth every drop.

Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2007
Yes, it smells like smoked meat. I love smoked meat. Fuller than their Märzen and a bit sweeter. Smoke, liqorice and a touch of hops. Excellent.

ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Hazy, light brown body with a medium-sized, beige head. The aroma is hickory, mesquite, some beef jerky and toffee. The flavor is fairly sweet with caramel, toffee, raisins and a dense, aggressively sweet hickory smoke. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation. Definitely my least favorite of the Schlenkerla beers.

JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 This beer is jet black with a smokey aroma (duh). Underneath the smoke you can sense that the beer is malty. The flavor is similar, it’s heavy, smokey, malty, and a bit creamy. I personally find it very appealing, and on top of it the style is very unusual and worth trying at least once. Also, please don’t be dissuaded by the multitude of people comparing its flavor to bacon or feta cheese, it’s not that overpowering

footy (348) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4/16/05 500ml. San Francisco.Amber brown with minimal off white head. Ususal prominent smokey aroma. Smoother than the marzen with the bigger malt profile. Very Good.

pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 12 ounce bottle purchased at Crown Liquor Hollywood, FLFirst time we try smoky style.

Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2007
Aroma: initially very smokey. Gives way to a blend of smoke, sulphur and malt. Appearance: dark brown with red highlights, tan head and sudsy lacing. Flavour: sweet malty, a touch of carbon, smoke shows through with some light floral notes. Palate: thick, nicely carbonated with loads of balalncing bitterness and finishes smokey.

xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Red-brown dark color with a very thin head. The aroma is the most amazing aspect; strong smoke and meat overpower the senses. This is my first rauchbier, so I don’t have proper perspective, but I’m very surprised to see that this beer adheres to the Reinheitgebot. The body is medium and the flavor is a subdued version of the aroma. Probably not the best session beer since the flavor and body aren’t so big, but perfect as a compliment to steak or sausage.

Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2007
So this may be biased. I love smoked food, so this was very good. Sweet malt and mesquite on the nose. Spicy but smooth on the palate with lots of mesquite. Finish is strong and smokey. Very nice. Love it!

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Urbock
Date: 03/30/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC

Dark brown with ruby highlights, whispy tan head, strong smoke aroma, rich malt flavor, touch of sweetness balanced by lots of smoke character, touch of earthy peat, upon warming it becomes a rich bock, slightly thin body, smoke aroma and character subsides a bit
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Date: 08/03/2002

lots of peat in the aroma in addition to the smoke,
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Date: 03/08/2007
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.8
Words: Blind Tasting

hazy dark ruby red, fine beige head, thick lace, huge smoked meat aroma, rich dry caramel malt flavor with lots of smoke but balanced by the malt, big enough body to contain all of the smoke, light earthy bitterness, a bit of sweetness comes and goes

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4
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