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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 4,787
Beer Avg: 4.03
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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Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%

This was the best place I ever ate in Germany. The atmosphere was outstanding. The food was nearly perfect, and the beer was a classic complement. I had the Schweinehaxe with Knoedel and Red cabbage, and paired it with the Rauchbier straight from the tap. Pure heaven on earth. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

IchLiebeBier, Jul 09, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%

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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millelacsmark, Oct 15, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

Domingo, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

Bung, Jul 23, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%

Went to the brewery while I was in Bamberg. Great atmosphere! I have a family friend that lives in Bamberg! I had a great time with great friends! Not so much a tourist place. Alot of locals are present. They have a great history and a great staff! Must see if in Germany!

Culture, Jul 10, 2013
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3.82/5  rDev -9.9%

Perceived as the crown jewel of Bamberg regarding beer culture and for good reason; their smoked beers are delicious. Judging by the crowds on the street with and without glasses of Aecht-Schlenkerla in their hands, I would think that this area also has a lot of sightseeing. There are a few rooms to Schlenkerla, which I was lucky to find a rare empty seat for myself. The cool part being I was at the place which makes a style of beer which I love. The downside being that there were only two beer options; the smoked marzen, or the smoked weizen. I stayed classic and got the marzen, which was very well balanced between the smoke and malt, better balanced and fresher than anything I could get in California. Both styles are served in their own glass and in half-liter quantities, and at €2.50 and €2.70 respectively, is actually cheaper here than at any bottleshop where I live! Go for the experience, have a rauchbier, and get back to taking pictures of the town.

DoubleJ, May 09, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

Visited on 4/8/2013 with Thirstybird - Day 2 in Bamberg. Walking into Schlenkerla is like walking into the past. As you enter the establishment (the interior was cobbled stone I believe), the left-hand rooms resembled more of a public-house with communal seating occupied by many of the regulars. We opted to sit in a room to the right -the "Klause." According to their website, the Klause "used to be the house chapel of the dominican monastery and was used for daily prayer." This room is spectacular - low, vaulted ceilings, and a great deal of wood definitely gives it a chapel-like feel. I enjoyed the Marzen off the oak barrel, as well as the Weizen from the bottle. The weisswurst with mustard and a german pretzel were quite delicious and incredibly inexpensive. After we finished our lunch, and before our trek to Brauerei Griefenklau, we did a quick walkthrough. As you proceed into further into the exterior, there is a courtyard which must be quite pleasant in the spring and summer, as well as a small window where you can buy a limited amount of souvenirs as well as beers to go. Not to be passed up if you are visiting Bamberg, which in and of itself is a simply beautiful city.

Jwale73, Apr 28, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +12.7%

The most famous rauchbier producer is located right in the heart of old town Bamberg. It's a beautiful appearance in front and feels old world on the inside as well. Beautiful woodwork throughout, with extremely detailed metal work on even minor details such as door hinges. Dark wooden beams provide the support for vaulted arches in the ceiling, with tasteful designs in paint on the remaining plaster. Gorgeous, this place truly earns a score of "5" on atmosphere.

The beauty is one reason to come, the second reason is the very reasonably priced food. Not only is it cheaper than that found in breweries at other (larger) cities, it's equally or possibly even more delicious. Roasted pork knuckle with potato dumpling for under 10 euros, absolutely satisfying and very cheap.

The third and probably most important attribute, at least for BA, is the beer selection. They only serve their house beers, but you wouldn't be here if you didn't want them. I had the Rauch-Marzen and the Fastenbier (roughly Easter timing for this visit) and was very happy. I've had both in the States, with the Fastenbier being much preferred due to its softer mouthfeel and more balanced flavor.

Service is excellent, same as it is everywhere in this region. Bamberg is a must-visit for any beer geek, and Schlenkerla is high on the list of stops while here.

TurdFurgison, Mar 16, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +10.8%

The "Schlenkerla" Brewery is situated in the heart of the old city of Bamberg. Cobblestone streets and Mideavel buildings is the surrounding atmosphere. Entering the building there are four main areas. Two eating rooms where fine German cuisine is served, a stone hall,which is mainly for drinking a quick beer, and a beer garden. The service is very good, typical for the area called Franken. The food is outstanding and the beer freshly poured from wooden barrels. A dream forcthe beeradvokat.

Hopfenpeter, Feb 22, 2012
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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany
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