Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
While for the classic "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier" traditionally beech has been - and still is - used, the malt for "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is kilned with Oak wood. The resulting Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt has a smoother and more multi layered smoky note than the intensely aromatic Beech Smoke Malt. The hence complex smokiness in the "Schlenkerla Oak Smoke" is paired with the multifaceted bitterness of finest Hallertau aroma hops. With 8% alcohol and amber color it matures for months in the deep brewery cellars underneath Bamberg into a special treat for smoke beer lovers. www.Smokebeer.com

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Cant get enough of this fantastic smoked doppelbock. Pillowy head. Huge nose. The perfect taste of smoke and sweet deep malts. Rauchbier is an acquired taste for most. Once you acquire it youll feel like youre in a secret club. Schlenkerla makes rich and profound beers. They are among the best. I drink this beer in 500 mL usually three at a time. Its fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiezmar (427) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2017 Amber color, almost red. Aroma: smoked sausage, smoke, bread crust, caramel. Taste: caramel, toasted bread, smoked in the background. Sweet, full. Pleasant and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (1246) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 Tap (Szynkarnia, Wroclaw). Klarowne o miedzianej barwie. Piana w kolorze przybrudzonej bieli, slaba ale z wyraznym lacingiem. Wedzonka intensywna o szynkowym charakterze choc pojawia sie tez delikatna nuta ogniskowa. W smaku goryczkowe od wedzonki, sciagajace, lekko taniczne, szczypiace na jezyku ale bardzo przyjemne tonowane mocna podbudowa slodowa z nutami malanoidynowymi, lekko slodkimi na finiszu choc piwo ma wyraznie wytrawny charakter. Jednym s?owem klasyka w najlepszym wydaniu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaver23ph (223) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Bottle.Clear,reddish-amber,thick,ugly,unstable,off head,very little lacing.Aroma definitely smoky,slightly ham and sausage but veering towards sheep cheese, maybe due to using oak wood, bready,malty,nutty,slightly wooden,some fruits,Taste smooth,sweet,thick,slightly roasty,carbonation medium,bitterness perceivable,very well balanced.Aftertaste smoky,malty,bready,grassy,earthy,alcohol well hidden (no aroma) but there is some warming.A really very good,complex beer,another satisfying Schlenkerla release.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Klimaet (2234) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2017
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Aromas of light smoke, sweet malty, corn, pilsnery yeasty. Taste is sweet malty, light smoked, corn, pilsnery yeasty, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
spechtacular (112) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Barwa ciemnobursztynowa. Wspaniały aromat wędzony, oscypka, wędzonej szynki, niekiedy czuć słoność. W smaku dość gęste, ponownie z intensywnymi akcentami wędzonymi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2267) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle 50cl. poured into a lager glass. Smoked meat nose; brilliant medium amber, good two finger tick creamy beige head, half-way lasting, good lacing; smoked aroma, smoked sausage, bacon, smoked ham, wood, caramel notes; taste medium sweet and light bitter, roasty, toffee, wood, retronasal smoke; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, syrupy and spicy notes; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; very well-balanced, smooth and round.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
therose (11) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 14, 2017
A great beer with lot of smokyness in the nose but just too sweet in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1556) - Gdask, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bursztynowe, klarowne. Piana beżowa, drobna, obfita. W aromacie wyraźna nuta wędzona, ale też sporo słodyczy. Jest trochę karmelowe, ale wędzonka mocna. W smaku wytrawne, lekko drewniane. Alkohol nie jest wyczuwalny na wprost ale daje znać o sobie. Przyjemna drewniano-alkoholowa goryczka w posmaku. Nuty koźlaka stłumione przez wędzoność, ale są wyczuwalne. Treściwe, konkretne piwo. Kolejne świetne piwo od Brauerei Heller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popiela (682) - Pozna, POLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Butelka 0,5l. Obfita, ładna piana, barwa bursztynowa. Aromat wędzony z mocnymi akcentami koźlakowymi, chleb, karmel. W smaku mniej wędzonki, więcej koźlaka. Posmak wędzony. Delikatne ściąganie na języku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saesenthessis (20) - Krakw, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Pours hazy amber, ivory small head. Aroma light wood smoke, caramel malt. Taste: moderate smoke, some malty sweetness, bitter at the end. Pleasant oily feeling, multi layered taste, full mouthfeel, well balanced.

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