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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (298) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pint bottle. It’s 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 I’m 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.


3.6
williamlantz (29) - - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Dark amber colour. Aroma: smoked oak, wood fire, whisky, some malt, tar. Taste: smoked malt, some caramel, oak, some sweetness, liquorice.

4.3
craftbeersweden (702) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2017
The beer pours clear and mahogany colored with a two finger head that doesn't leave anything on the glass when it disappears. Nose: Caramel malt, smoke, honey, syrup, oak, toffee and nuts. Taste: Caramel, oak, honey, prune, smoked wood, raisin and charcuteries. Mouth: Full body, medium carbonation. Light bitter at the end. Absolutely beautiful!

4.3
notna (2) - - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Framför brasan en vinterkväll... arom: chark, rök & kola utseende: bärnsten smak: mild, balanserad smak med en del sötma & rökiga toner som eftersmak

4.2
rayaron (1997) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle sample at smoked beers tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Deep copper with beige head. The aroma has notes of smoke, wood, caramel, ripe fruits and some sausage. The flavor has notes of smoke, prune, wood, caramel, ripe fruits and apricot, sweetish. Dry, medium to full-bodied. Very enjoyable, excellent stuff.

4
zvsn (2307) - ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle sample at smoked beers tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Hazy amber with a huge off-white creamy head. Awesome aroma of smoked meat and dark fruits. Taste is medium malty sweetness, smoked meat, caramel, prunes, dried apricots, molasses, superb balanced, alcohol is well hidden. Rather full bodied, smooth and dangerously drinkable. Great.

3.8
mieszal92 (407) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of Carmen24, Gliwice. Note: a month after expiry date. Well, the devil’s not as black as he's painted... Smoke is significant and absolutely plays the first role, however, it hasn't overdominated the beer and would probably not offend anyone. Together with the malty sweetness, it constitutes a great marriage. Full-bodied, low carbonation, average bitterness in the aftertaste. Very interesting beer, a must for all geeks and that;s a shame I get it so late. PS. I am over with rating the beer's appearance, but here it deserves a voice: it looks nothing but 10/10

4.3
pfadfinder (23) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2017
Aus der Flasche bei Kaspar Schulz getrunken. Der ultimative Rauchbock. Geht es besser?

4.7
Patjeadam (158) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2017
Amazing beer. It gives you a smokey journey, until it makes place for a very refined sweetness. King of the smoke beers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

3.7
DavidSvinth (270) - DENMARK - OCT 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2017 Rødbrun i glasset. Spegepølse, rugbrød, malt i næsen. Smager lidt af fad og røg. Fin balance og mindre overvældende end jeg regnede med.

4.1
HerrBierkoenig (1629) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2017
From tap in Damian Stand at Salón piva, Bratislava, Pours clear dark amber liquid, medium creamy white to tan head, Aroma: very nice smoked, sausages, caramel, malty, wooden notes, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, caramel malty, smoked, sausages, wood, Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long smoked caramel bitter aftertaste, Overall: excellent brew, lot of smoked and wooden notes, easy drinking, enjoyed.


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