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Orlando, Florida
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Looking for a pub or brewery that has good dark beers?

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San Jose
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1. Re: Beer

You are going to the right place then :-) Bamberg is a haven for beer lovers. Their specialty is the Rauchbier, which is a smoked beer style - lager, dark malts, hops that are smoked over beechwood - heaven in a glass.

Aecht Schlenkerla is probably the most well-known of the Bamberg breweries. You can eat and drink inside or in the open-air patio in the back, or you can get beer from the window and take it outside to the street to enjoy.

There are plenty of others as well. Here is a site about beer in Bamberg:


Victoria, Australia
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reviews: 143
2. Re: Beer

The Rauchbier is an acquired taste, but once you acquire it......WOW! Unfortunately it can be hard to get back here in Oz. I agree with november_moon about Schlenkerla. We had a great time there, the place was packed and had a great atmosphere. We ended up sharing a table with a Polish couple, which made for a great evening.

Orlando, Florida
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3. Re: Beer

Thanks so much. Just the info I was hoping to get.

Toronto, Canada
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reviews: 12
4. Re: Beer

Hi All,

Is there any pub near the Train station that serves the smoked beer?

We want to try the taste, but we are just in town for a short layover to change train, so Schlenkerla is a bit far...


Bamberg, Germany
posts: 50
reviews: 44
5. Re: Beer

Spezial, on Obere Konigstrasse does. Short walk, and i find their beer better than Schlenkerla. Excellent food as well.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
posts: 1
6. Re: Beer

Excuse me, I wonder if I can get he Rauchbier elsewhere in Germany, since Bamberg is not on our traveling route.:( I am a beer lover, now I regret I skip Bamberg....

Munich, Germany
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reviews: 18
7. Re: Beer

its pretty much a Bamberg thing, but if you check a good "craft beer" shop they should have it in stock.

I have also seen it in Karstadt department store in their beer section.

Surrey UK
posts: 1,913
reviews: 28
8. Re: Beer

I am no expert on German beers but have just returned from Bavaria and enjoyed "dunkles" beers everywhere. These are dark wheat beers. A bit gassier than British beers but good dark and slightly sweet.

Bamberg, Germany
posts: 50
reviews: 44
9. Re: Beer

Yes, you can find Schlenkerla (the largest brewer of it in the area) in other places in Germany. You can also get it in the US. Check here, they even have an app to find it. schlenkerla.de/verkauf/…deutschland.html

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