Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1627   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Had this for a barbecue...maybe the smokiness was overdone just a little bit. Great smokey meat aromas and charred flavors combine to make a tasty brew and gave me what my ladyfriend described as: "absolutely terrible breath". Still worth it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2006
Draught. DARK brown with a lacing and a minimum white head. The aroma consists of smoke and wheat. The flavour consists of burnt hops and sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
Purchased in Whitefish. Pours a dark chocolate colour with a small gray head. The aroma is very smoky. The nose is like smoked deer sausage and jerky. The flavor is all I could want in a smoked beer. The smoke pushes the edge and then backs off to reveal a beautiful sweet, earthy, epic taste. Gaminess, intense smokiness, and then caramel, spice, chocolate, oak fruit and a long earthy finish. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2011
this beer tastes like bacon. smoked aroma slight meat. slight pork and smoke flavor. i guess this is the best for what it is, not my bag though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours medium brown amber with light beige head. Smells lightly sweet and grainy with the natural smokey scent reminiscent of bbq ham and smoked cheeses. The taste is smooth a more sweet and grainy over the smoke compared to several if the other aecht brews, carrying some light toasted toffee and a hint of chocolatyness. It is nice that way as the smoke is secondary to a smooth highly drinkable beer. The darker malt changes the character of the smoke making it more like bbq pork or brisket in the finish than a bacon or cheese flavor. Lighter carbonation adds to the smooth satiny smooth drink and it finishes slightly dry. Very nice overall maybe my favorite of theirs as it stands distinctly on it?s own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Poured mahogany with small head smelled like charcoal tastes very Smokey prett good beer I like the smoke has the aftertaste of smokey beef jerkey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (687) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 500ml bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with white head that quickly disappeared. Sweet smoky aroma, taste is toffee with hints of bacon and smoke. Tart, bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Extremely smokey. Pour is pitch black with no head. Aroma is smoke and burnt grains.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
My first Rauchbier. This shit was badass! Popped this thing in a bit of a nervous fashion. Right away the aroma hit me. Its like sticking your head into a bag of really good jerkeyed meat and taking a huge huff like some sort of glue-addict. Poured ruby-brown with no head at all. Taste is of jerkeyed bacon and sausage smoked and aged over hickory. 4 hours later and the taste is still with me. How many BBQ places can you say do that!? Well, maybe Jenkins BBQ on Union street in downtown Jacksonville, but thats about it. Well worth the $5 I dropped on this!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2015
Bottled - Nice and sweet smoked aromas with some dried fuit notes. Light brown colour with a thin, but long lasting beige head. Sweet malty, bready tastes with a smoky twist without being too agressive. Some caramel, dried plums, and gently smoked ham tastes can be found. Full body, low carbonation, nice smoky finish. A well balanced smoked beer.

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