Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1653   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 Bamberg’s 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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Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma: Smoky, sweet malt with hints of banana, dried apricots and hops. Very well balanced with a delicious smokyness.
Flavour: Smoky and sweet initially and throughout. A grilled flavour takes over after about half a second, although this is mostly taking part in the nose. There is a pleasant bitterness of hops on a carpet of smooth, but elegant malts. Surprisingly mild however.Slightly sourish and bananlike aftertaste. Lastly there is a very pleasant taste of smoke left in the mouth, somewhat earthy and coal-like.
Appearance: A very dark, reddish brown body with beige, bubbly head that quickly sets but clings slightly to the glass. It looks quite nice.
Palate: Thin but somewhat oily, feels weaker than it really is. This beer is really good, but is somewhat lacking in depth and potency – flavourwise.

visionthing (5292) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2017
50cl bottle from Sip, Tallinn. Pours clear dark mahogany coloured with a modest, beige head. A bit milder smoke aroma than expected, but it’s still dominating. Malt, caramel and hints bonfire. Sweet, but quite balanced also surprisingly balanced flavourwise with pleasant smoke flavours and hints of dried fruits. Smooth and enjoyable.

LiretAnonim (245) - POLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji, w ramach uzupełnienia profilu.

jjsint (2999) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
500ml bottle at the 2017 Cambridge Beer Festival. Dark mahogany/brown and translucent. Fair bit of carbonation but very little resultant head. Heavy smoke on the aroma but there is also a good dollop of chocolate malt. The bitter taste perseveres to the finish. It’s far from subtle but lovely nonetheless. Blackberry, burnt sausage, bitter chocolate and yest extract combine in the ambrosial aftertaste. A great beer, maybe a bit heavy for what it is but I expected that! Delicious.

Dal9000 (630) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2017
At Chappies social house. Pours dark dark brown with a paper tin white head. Aroma and taste. of toasted burnt wood and or smoked sausage. Finishes with continued liquid smoke. I appreciate the effort but not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

evannell (1080) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Aromaty wędzonego sera żółtego, jakichś domowych wędlin. W tym piwie mógłbym się kąpać. Wszystko, ale to naprawdę wszystko w nim jest dla mnie perfekcyjne. Dym, słody, ślady chmielu. Genialne.

saintbase (708) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

mandrilo00 (85) - CROATIA - MAY 18, 2017

Sjohnh (928) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Dark brown with an off-white head. Medium body. Aroma of smoked sausage, wood and dark toffee. Flavour very malty, quite sweet, with molasses and dried fruit. Very good.

MikeBeermaster (825) - that shaggy maggot, POLAND - MAY 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 Pretty intense aroma of smoked ham with notes of wood and malty roasted base. Deep brown in the glass with thick off-white head. Flavor is dominated by huge smokiness, a lot of meat, wooden notes and ashy background. Finish reminds some carbonized ham. Ass kicking brew.

mgajdaczewa (2094) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 8, 2017
European Beer Swap Tasting #7 typowa schlenkerla. Dużo ogniskowej wędzonki, ciemny, wpadający w orzechy posmak słodu. Gładziutkie. Treściwe. Chyba mój ulubieniec z rodzinki.

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