Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1653   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (653) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
dunkelbraun bis kirschrot mit beigem Schaum. Geruch ist malzig s mit der unverkennbaren Rauchnote. Der Antrunk ist malzig s, dann bindet sich die Rauchnote fein ein. Eine tolle Komposition! Sehr gut!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
therose (11) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 14, 2017
A great beer for sure but sometimes i felt blood in the nose and 1 time it was flat and oxidated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1148) - - JAN 13, 2017
Visual: Pours a very dark brown with a small 1cm dissipating head, a bit of lacing, ringed retention with a small island, no visible activity.

Nose: huge sweet smoke (initially liquid smoke-like) with woody depth (lvl-10)-pungency

Attack: barely crisp, incoming sweet heavy malts

Mid-palate: beechwood smoke, (lvl-5-sweetness), liquid medium-heavy barley malt, caramel/toffee malty

Finish: lengthy woody smoke, residual soft barley malt sweet.

Summary: Quite smoky but controlled sweet to balance it out - good depth if you like the style. Mainly smoked barley malt forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SonOfAnarchy (415) - ST HELENA - JAN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 500 ml bottle. Pours very dark ruby, off-white head. Aroma of smoked malt, smoke dried fruit smoke. Taste is rather sweet, low bitterness, smoked malt, dried fruit, dried plum, toast. Medium to high body, average to low carbonation. Another really good beer from the Schlenkerla brewery. Probably the best Bock Ive tasted in months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popiela (836) - Pozna, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Butelka 0,5l. Aromat wędzony, szynkowy, trochę ogniskowy. W smaku nuty chlebowe, ogniskowe, skrka od chleba. Intensywnie i bardzo przyjemnie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (515) - rhus, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2017
Dark mahogany. Smoke, especially campfire and sausage in the aroma, malt, and some chocolate. Full taste with balanced sweetness that finishes with a rounded but firm bitterness. Full body, and a soft and rounded texture. Overall, a very good smoked bock. Tasty, and very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (4315) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle from Biernavigatie. Aroma is smoked malt, big heavy smoke, smoked bacon, ash, campfire, smoked wood, caramel. Flavour is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Probably the best Schlenkerla Ive had so far, this is a lot fuller than the other beers. Lovely Rauch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PereSBD (16) - Sabadell, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2016
Ampolla compartida al olut. Espectacle de fum i amb molt mes cos que la marzen. Magrada mes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lex27 (12) - SPAIN - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Cerveza ahumada en su punto justo, el sabor a humo no se hace exagerado y est muy equilibrada en general. Muy recomendable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vinx (132) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2016
Aroma of smoke, speck and wood mainly, some caramel and chocolate are hidden by those ones. Very clean dark amber color with a magnificent long lasting tan foam. It tastes like it smells but with some malt sweetness. Its sweet but the smoke harshness and some bittering hops balance it properly. Low carbonation. Its only 6.5% ABV but its so full bodied and creamy so that I guess it comes from a very high OG but its under-attenuated. Really a peculiar beer: spicy, sweet, bitter, with a massive body but somehow fresh and not cloying.

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