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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pours a dull chestnut color with an inch or so of khaki head. Oh, the aroma. Holy smokes! Pun intended, of course. Very smokey and sweet aroma tickles the nostrils in a way that makes say "Oh, thats nice." Woody, campfire smoke mixed with caramel and brown sugar wafts so gracefully from my mug I can practically see it. If campfires smelled so good Id find myself sleeping on dirt in a tent thrice a week. The flavor is much more subtle than the nose. Slightly dry, nutty, and smokey with no more than a wisp of noble hops to say Auf Wiedersehen! as the sip embarks on a perilous journey down your throat. The palate is robust yet quaffable, rating a perfect 10 on the Goldilocks scale of alcohol content vs. drinkability. Without resigning myself to hyperbole, I must unequivocally state that this is the most perfect beer ever crafted by humans or outer space aliens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikokaoja (179) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - APR 21, 2017
21. 4. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Mellowed down version of Fastenbier with a bit toned down aroma and flavour, but still smokin'. Almost silky mouthfeel with almost black colour. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (442) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 21, 2017
Aroma a lea y humo Buen aspecto caoba transparente y espuma persistente En boca dos punch. El primero dulce a caramelo y regaliz. El segundo final seco y ahumado

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (386) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - APR 16, 2017
From bottle to mug. Pour is a dark brown cola color with a lively head that was thick and tan. Nose is huge malt, smoke, roasted wood. Taste is medium bodied, sweet with a bit of sourness from the smoke. Finishes thick on the mouth with a smooth smoky finish. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with thin light beige head that dissipates quickly. Smoke aroma dominates. Heavy smoke malt upfront with seaweed and oyster notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3554) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Dark brown with thin white head. Liquid black bacon. Bbq special, damn. Caramelized burnt bacon with pine resin. Medium sweet, moderate bitter, I guess this is pretty umami, all though Im not sure I believe in umami. Medium body, soft carbonation. Damn tasty. Crazy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (4929) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear reddish brown with beige head. Lots of bacon, ash, caramel, dried peach, red grapes, more smoke and ash, light mineral, toffee. Massive smoke. Just medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel. Probably a decent beer but the excessive smoke ruins most of it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matoss (48) - Warszawa Ursus, POLAND - APR 7, 2017
Very good beer with nice ruby colour and smoke aroma. Taste is light bitter and smoked. Much better than others smoked beer available in Poland (besides other schlenkerla beer).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2681) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 4, 2017
0,5l bottle at home bought from Beergonzo. BB 08/2017. dark brown color, rather big off-white head. smells of bacon, earthy, light smoke, tomates, spices, nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of smoked sausages, bacon, some caramel, spices, bit peppery, some ripe fruits, bit nutty, tobacco. finishes rather light with notes of sausages, caramel and ripe fruits. nice one overall. looses a bit towards the finish but overall quite nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrklemann (162) - AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle, thanks to SinH4 for supplying me with the great beers of this Brewery! Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of a classic smoke room people around here cooked in a century ago. Smoked bacon, a hint of caramel, dark red berries, roast, a bit earthy. Sweet, a bit tart, medium bitterness, a bit salty even. Medium body with lively, soft carbonation.
Amped up Schlenkerla Mrzen. More smoke than bacon. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szymonskc (830) - Skrcz, POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Zapach intensywny, wędzonka, dym, bekon, ognisko, drewno, karmel, ciemne owoce. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, klarowne. Piana beżowa, średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku umiarkowana słodycz, średnia pełnia, wędzonka, dym, ognisko, karmel, drewno. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie.

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