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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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Brauerei Heller-Trum / SchlenkerlaBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
BEER AVG
4.05/5
Based on:
8 Beers
5,072 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 2
Bottles: 3
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Dominikanerstraße 6
Bamberg, 96049
Germany
phone: +49 951 56060

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Schlenkerla is the name of the brewery tap pub (Gaststätte).

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Love the beer... Honestly, I love the hallway here, but it is quite cramped. I have spent many an hour enjoying my beer and watching tourists come zooming in and then running out - totally different atmosphere here than the Faessla (which gets fewer tourists). The beer garden is pleasant when it is open. Enjoyed the restaurant, generally good service, but once we came on a shift change and waited a long time for service (almost left). I ordered the (famous) Bamberger Zwiebel (onion) as I had never had one before, while my wife ordered something meaty encased in a dough wrapping (with gravy)(the name of which escapes me). The onion was good, but hers was great (just about the best meal of our trip)! Great bathrooms, as well, freshly refurbished and well kept. Highly recommended! If you visit, come in a small group or alone, order in German, keep quiet and watch the tourists.

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

No clue why I didn't review Schlenkerla on my last trip, but here I am. Heller-Trum is in the heart of old-town Bamberg and is honestly pretty close to almost any area of town thanks to its central location.
While most people associate Bamberg with smoked beers (thanks to this brewery in most cases), Shlenkerla is one of only two places that truly features the style on a regular basis.
Like most places in Bamberg, Shlenkerla is laden with wood throughout, although it's much larger than almost all of the other halls in town. There are 3-4 different indoor areas and a biergarten in the back that opens up to an alleyway as well.
In terms of beers, Schlenkerla always has at least their normal maerzen rauchbier and weizen rauchbier on tap. In addition to those, they also offer an ungespundetes (not smoked), bottled versions of their helles, bock, oak doppelbock, and potentially some seasonal beers as well. On my visit in 8/13 they were serving their Krausen, which is a milder gravity-keg based rauchbier that was absolutely wonderful. Their pre-Easter Lentbier is also particularly sought-after.
For food, they have a full Franconian menu, featuring dishes like sourbraten, schnitzel, and their specialty "Bamberg Onion." In addition to that, I can vouch that their obadzda might be the best I've ever had and is spiked with a little bit of relish.
No Bamberg trip is complete without a trip to Schlenkerla, and there's nothing wrong with that at all. The beers and food are good, the atmosphere is nice, and seating is readily available as well. Plus, the staff is also nice.

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

As others have said in the old town. I did think there were some tourists because of that, Special and Fassla had much less being across the river. Didn't take anything away from the place, just made it much busier. We were going to eat here but it was too crowded even on a Sunday afternoon. Obviously people like the food.
Cool wood timbered old building, hallways and separated rooms everywhere. If you snake through the garten is out back. Also reachable through the side alley.
Only the Marzen and Weizen on tap, was hoping a least for the Urbock, but I was still satisfied.

A great town you can easily spend a couple days sight seeing in, with some brewery visiting in between. This is definetely a cool must stop.

If I lived here I would have the minikeg available for purchase in my house at all times. Definetely cheaper at the source.

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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany
94 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.