Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 1024   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pint bottle. Its hard to not rate a beer highly when it lives up to what it says it is. As stated, deep amber color with a thin white head, but the smokiness is there from the first sniff, and the taste does not disappoint. This was my first "smoke beer" and Im glad to say the smokiness is not overpowering yet very much evident, or I might have been put off by the style. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4635) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016
500ml bottle @ Chez Sophie. Pours a clear deep amber, frothy off-white head. Aroma is strong smoked malts, taste continues with smooth deep dark smoky malt flavours. Lovely rauchbier but would have to do a side-by-side tasting with the marzen to be able to tell the differences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1194) - rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2016
Hel klar, brun brnsten, smuts brunt skum. Stark 3:a. Doft: Rk, frisk hst luft, svagt svagt tjra, vxter, rkt korv. Mild frscht doft, mycket stark 7:a. Smak: Som doft + "ek stma", annan "st tjrig" smak jmfrt med "orginalet", alkohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (725) - POLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Aromat karmelu, spieczonej skrki chleba i wędzonki, drewniano szynkowej. W tle lekki alkohol. W smaku lepiej, body potężne słodowo-chlebowe, lekko szynkowa wędzonka i alkoholowe grzanie. Bardzo dobre piwo, prawdopodobnie rozwinie skrzydła wraz z leżakowaniem. Warto kupić więcej niż butelkę.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1981) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Cristal clear beer. Amber color, Slightly off-white head, not very persistent, nice lacing. Aroma is mesmerizing. Smoky, wooden, smoked chees, fire place. In the back a bit of caramel, malts. Beautiful. Taste is amazing as well. Same smoky, curing smoke, wood, fire place, camp fire notes. Its so full of flavours, so rich. Alcohol is obviously perfectly covered. Not very full in the mouth and a bit over carbonated for my taste, but still very smooth, super pleasant. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3010) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Ive always eyed this at BOTW but put it down as Smoked is not a prime style for me. But it is German and it does say doppelbock, my favorite style so decided to try it when I saw it at Consumer NF. Pretty decent looking, clear copper, nice lace pattern, spotted sparse and artsy, Smoky flavors hide the dark fruit a bit in the nose, it comes out a bit more in the palate, which is dry and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tjeerd (355) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
Not really in line with the high ratings of others but the smokey taste is too much for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuszek (1201) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Dense head over dark amber clear brew.aroma of smoked ham and oak smoke with some dark fruits. Smoke and wood is about the taste. Some sweetness, but medium body, some alcphol, tanine, wooden and bitter finish. Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (440) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Looks awesome: clear red with big, long lasting head. Aroma: oak smoke and caramel, also some fruitiness. Heavy sweetness, full body, medium to low bitterness. Flavour: lots of smoked malts but also fruity sweetness. Nicely hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4000) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep mahogany liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, raw sugar, bonfire, sausage, toffee, oak and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, smoke and wood. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome stuff. Great complexity while still elegant. Sweet but not overly sticky. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1776) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Pours a bourbon color with an eggshell colored head. Smoky BBQ nose. Flavor is the same. Some sweetness to seem like a bit of brown sugar in the BBQ rub. Tasty. Healthy, slick, and mildly prickly mouthfeel.

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