Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1644   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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (551) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Aroma is loads of smoke... smokey bacon, campfire... flavour is rich, red berries, caramel treacle toffee malts, more smoke and wood... thick body, slightly oily. Really good, and strangely moreish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (391) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Fantastic aroma - smoked wood, caramel, bread, raisins - quite a bit of depth for 6.5 abv beer. Taste is also rich in those notes present in aroma. A bit of sweetness, medium-low herbal bitterness, just enough carbonation. Very solid beer that I could drink a lot. Very good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1910) - rhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2017
Duft rg ham vanilje smag rg ham masser af rg klaserwtes mrk skinke ellers bare rg

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
silencifobic (31) - Sabadell, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2017
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Caoba coloured. Clear. White nice head, vanishes fast. Nice smoked aroma. Lightly malted body, a bit olily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5432) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
(Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock) Bottle 500ml from SinH4, thanks Stefan! Served into a dimpled mug, ABV 6.5% Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, tall and thick, creamy beige head on top, with very good retention. Aroma has plenty of smoke, has caramel on the back, burnt wood. Taste is of soft smoke, hints of caramel, a little bit of smoked meats. Medium thick body, good carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemans92 (9) - - MAR 4, 2017 does not count
Color is copper red, slightly brownish, it looks crystal clear to me. Aroma is smoked bacon and mountain smoked cheese. Taste is sweet at first sight probably from caramel malts, in the beginig maybe some fruitiness. After that comes strong smoked ham flavour. Aftertaste is mix of both sweet and smoky. Its quite thick for its extract. In general i dont like smoked beers but Schlenkerla products are exceptions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KeefOz (1784) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2017
BB 03/2017. Poured a translucent (just) dark brown with a 5mm light tan dense foam head that retained extremely well and laced very well. Carbonation high, lively and coarse. Aroma very strongly of open-fire smoked bacon and smoked ham; very similar smoked characters to the Mrzen Rauchbier. Taste initially of sweet dark malt followed quickly by lots of very strong open-fire like smoked ham and bacon; low bitterness. Medium to heavy body. Smooth with a nice smokey finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acemilan (451) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
kolor ciemny, piana ładna, dorbna, utrzymująca się. Aromat drewna, chleb ciemny, bekon, szynka, wedzonka, kielbasa. W smaku słodko-palono. Wyscyenie niskie, chmielowosc niska. Bardzo dobre piwo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. And Draft. Mahogany coloured smoked beer. Off-white head. Mega smokey aroma; smoked ham, campfire. Sweet Malty; smoked malts, roasty, toffee/caramel, woody. Hoppy; nice balancing hop bitterness. Good smoke/malt/hop balance dominated by the smoke. Smooth and complex. Sweet smokey roast malts and caramel throughout. Smokey and dry finish. Terrific. Wonderful Smoked Beer! (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Draught at Akkurat. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sweet taste of peat, tarr pastils and dark chocolate.

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