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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbarella (348) - - NOV 13, 2012
500 ml bottle. Great smokey taste. One of the best beers Ive tried. But the aftertaste is a bit too bitter.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KeefOz (1700) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2017
BB 03/2017. Poured a translucent (just) dark brown with a 5mm light tan dense foam head that retained extremely well and laced very well. Carbonation high, lively and coarse. Aroma very strongly of open-fire smoked bacon and smoked ham; very similar smoked characters to the Mrzen Rauchbier. Taste initially of sweet dark malt followed quickly by lots of very strong open-fire like smoked ham and bacon; low bitterness. Medium to heavy body. Smooth with a nice smokey finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acemilan (275) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
kolor ciemny, piana ładna, dorbna, utrzymująca się. Aromat drewna, chleb ciemny, bekon, szynka, wedzonka, kielbasa. W smaku słodko-palono. Wyscyenie niskie, chmielowosc niska. Bardzo dobre piwo

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. And Draft. Mahogany coloured smoked beer. Off-white head. Mega smokey aroma; smoked ham, campfire. Sweet Malty; smoked malts, roasty, toffee/caramel, woody. Hoppy; nice balancing hop bitterness. Good smoke/malt/hop balance dominated by the smoke. Smooth and complex. Sweet smokey roast malts and caramel throughout. Smokey and dry finish. Terrific. Wonderful Smoked Beer! (2008)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3250) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Draught at Akkurat. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sweet taste of peat, tarr pastils and dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (1024) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Draft at akkurat Dark black, off white head Aroma of smoke, ham Taste sweet smoke, slight bitter. Full texture.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1308) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2017
Oh Mann. Wahnsinn!!! Wie wundervoll sich im richtigen Winkel zum Licht ein funkelndes Rot im ansonsten tiefschwarzen Sud offenbart. Wow. Die Dfte von Torf, Szechuanpfeffer und Sojasoe sind allgegenwrtig und wahrlich OVER THE TOP!! Ganzer heier Smoker Stoff 😀. Spter fllt der wollstig angesweetete Hopfenwrzlakritztrunk gnadenlos lasziv fordernd ber deine Knospen im Mundraum her. Halleluja, that is a Masterclass Brew!!! Eine Legende lebt. Ich war vorher vllig unbefangen. Oftmals getrunken, immer ganz gut gefunden und jetzt bin ich fast sprachlos. Was fr ein Bier. Komplex, SFFIG, Hardliner & Pussykompatibel. Respekt!!! 0,5 er Gebinde from the mighty Rattyman aus Franconia. 👽. Das Mouthfeel ist schlank und dennoch oily, die Hoppyness ist exorbitant und unerbittlich. In diesen Kontext sicherlich einmalig. Weltklasse !!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (4001) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
@ Akkurat 17-2-18: Stora rkiga toner samt skinka och lite aska. Lng maltig eftersmak. Riktigt gott

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeijoA (51) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2017
50 cl bottle. Big beer, dark colour, deep red against the light, thick beige head. Smoked ham (palvikinkku) aromas all the way and some oak, very soft aromas. Taste is a bit more malty, the smokiness more in your face, perhaps because of the carbonation (medium). Mouthfeel is even a little sticky. Medium+ body. Taste could deliver on the aromas better, but still a classic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juggernaut84 (252) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2017
Oh man ich liebe die Schlenkerla Rauchbiere. Das Urbock ist Vollmundiger und weniger bitter als das Mrzen. Der Rauch ist feiner und es ist insgesamt ser. Ich mag beide sehr, aber das Urbock finde ich leicht besser, mal sehen wie die Eiche ist ;)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (879) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Tap at The Office a long time ago. Aroma: Well... just smoked ham and bonfire, some bread. Appearance: Mediocre head, dark brown body. Taste: Very smoky, lots of smoked meat and bonfire notes, bready maltiness, light caramel. Palate: Semi-sweet finish, high body, low carbonation.


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