Brewed in: Bamberg Germany
HOPS: brewed with 100% Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Malt
Bamberg Germany is the home of smoke beer, or Rauschbier, as the Germans call it. Schlenkerla is the name of a producer of this fine style in the center of the old town dating back to the 1400’s.
Out of the bottle it pours a clear copper with virtually no head. It smells of oak, smoke, and caramel-y malt. The taste is very similar to the scent. The smoke flavor is strong. The oak flavor and the malt base work to balance the smoky onslaught. This is a sipper that has a nice warming quality as you drink it.
(4 out of 5)