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Schlenkerla "Heller-Bräu" Trum KG
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
Dominikanerstraße 6
D-96049 Bamberg
Telephone: +49 (0)951 / 56060
Hours: Open daily 9:30am-11:30pm.
Brewer: Matthias Trum
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Notes

Visited: March 23, 2009

Opened: 1677

Annual Production: 12,500 hl

U.S. Importer: B. United International

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Roman Drüg

Schenkerla is located in a little street in Bamberg's Altstadt. The place was packed at 6:00 on a Thursday evening when I visited in 2003; on a Sunday night in 2009, not so much. They also serve their beer in their Biergarten im Dominikanerhof.

Updated: October 24, 2016

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Beer List

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    5.50% abv.
    • Date: March 23, 2009 (#7726)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Red, hazy. Big dense head.
      Aroma (4)
      Fiercely smoky and nicely malty.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium-almost-big body, really smooth and malty and smoky and clean.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Wow. Fantastic beer.

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    8.00% abv.
    • Date: December 22, 2010 (#8400)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hessen Haus, Des Moines IA
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep red-brown. Dense thick head.
      Aroma (4)
      Richly smoky and richly malty, as expected in a Schlenkerla beer.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Big and chewy, low carbonation. Lots of malt and lots of smoke. The oak smoke seems grassier than the usual beechwood. Unmistakably oaky. Some alcohol warming at the end, but otherwise smooth and clean.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Another triumph for Schlenkerla.

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    Bamberg-Style Rauchbier
    5.10% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: December 29, 2006 (#6237)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright garnet. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fresh Munich malt, nice wood smoke. Less intense than the Weizen.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, smooth. Sweet and malty and smoky and clean.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Real tasty beer...a WHOLE lot better than mine!
    • Date: March 27, 2003 (#4769)
      Package: cask-conditioned
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      I wish all my beer was this color. Deep dark beautiful red, with a massive dense big head. Wonderfully clean smoky aroma. Light-medium body. Indescribably delicate-yet-assertive smokiness on top of a lot of dark Munich malt flavor. Crisp, clean, smoky, and wonderful. If I could give this beer 30 points, I would.
    • Date: August 14, 2002 (#4387)
      Package: draught
      Place: Port of Hamburg, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright deep red, thick head. INTENSE smoky aroma. Medium body, very smooth with a huge smoked malt flavor. Outstanding.
    • Date: April 7, 1998 (#2697)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, thick head. Nice clean smoke aroma. Just like the smokehouse back on the farm.

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    Smoke-Flavored Beer
    6.50% abv.
    • Date: March 26, 2000 (#3407)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red, high carbonation, thick head. Intense clean smoke aroma. Medium body, fairly fizzy, big rich smoke flavor on a malty background. Big lingering smoky finish.

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    Münchner-Style Helles
    4.30% abv.

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    Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen
    Smoke-Flavored Beer
    5.20% abv.