overall
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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: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2007
Very nice, i like a good smoked even now and then. Good sweet bock with a good bitterness soaked in smoke. thanks Joss.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2007
bottle - As soon as I opened this beer, the aroma of smoked sausage hit me. Its really strong. It pours a dark brown color with a medium sized head that lingers awhile. The flavor continues with the strong smoked sausage. Theres some malt flavors in there, but its hard to taste much past all the smoke. This is an interesting beer, but rating a bit higher than I expected as I really dont feel that its flavors are balanced or complex. The smoke completely dominates it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Reddish brown with a collapsing tan head. Huge aroma of bacon and smoke. The smoky taste is here somewhat balanced by the malt and a fair amount of sweetness followed by a moderately bitter finish. Better balanced than the Marzen I thought. Very nice. Drink cold.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Wow,this was smoked to the point i thought i was eating smoked meat and drinking good beer in same bottle.This was my real first smoked beer and i really enjoyed it,sweet wiyh a nice smoky finish.CHEERS!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle. Amber-brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of smoke and bacon. Light malt and a bunch of smoke comes through in the flavor. Light body, smokey and a bit ashy throughout...clean finiah.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3149) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Pours dark, lots of head, taste is sweetish. Probably a little fuller than the rest of the schlenkerla stable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2007
Dark brown beer. The aroma is complex beachwoodsmoke with malt sneaking up. In the flavour the smoke is dominating, but the bock sweetness does its job leaving a full and balanced finish. It ends sweet and nice with the bitterness coming through.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (15384) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 Keg (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Same smoky aroma shared with the other Schlenkerla rauchbiers but much more full flavoured. Vastly flavoured - so much bock that the smoky, almost tarry, taste does not overpower the tongue. This isnt just bacon - you can tell its been fried in butter - so it must be good for you!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiP (15407) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Draught from Partyfass. Lovely smoky aroma, salty salami smokiness. Clear, very dark brown colour. Creamy, quite stable, light brown head. Quite sweet flavour with some salami. Low carbonation and a very nice creamy mouthfeel. Yummy. 7 3 8 4 18

Bottle, 6.5%. Good salty and smokey aroma. Almost clear dark brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is sweet, smokey, salty with a nice bitterness to balance. 10 4 10 4 20

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
Brown/black with a creamy head The aroma has lots of smoke just like the Mrzen from Heller. The mouthfeel is smooth and a bit oily. The flavour has a lot of smoke, eel skin, light sweetness and caramel. Ok with smoked foods, but I doubt I ever will become a hardcore smoked beer fan, but I think I prefer the Mrzen. 1924


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