Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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4.04/5
Brauerei Heller-Trum / SchlenkerlaBrauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Dominikanerstraße 6
Bamberg, 96049
Germany

+49 951 56060 | map
www.schlenkerla.de

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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
8
Reviews:
3,144
Ratings:
6,186
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
58
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Taps:
2
Bottles/Cans:
3
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Hobbz:
Photo of Hobbz
4.86/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Aka: "Schlenkerla Historical Brewery Tavern"
A world-classic place to imbibe!
With its atmosphere of dark wood, shadowy interior and ecclesiastical feel, one can take in the age-old surroundings among the various clientele in any of the several adjoining rooms. I especially like to sit in the open "Schwemm" area -- at a table just across from the service window (a peculiar and, I understand, traditional interior-design facet of the regional outlets). Here, one can watch the beautiful liquids being dispensed from wooden kegs and be entertained as empties are relieved and fulls are carted up to await their destiny with the unbunging tap-hammer. And, all importantly, the deep amber smoked beer served here represents the epitome stylistically for "rauchbier" and is well-deserving of its worldwide noteriety.
Yes, it's a popular tourist spot (for those in the know) but certainly nonetheless retains its "aecht" Franconian feel. A must.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Seacoastbrewer
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This is one of the oldest brauerei in Bamberg; home of the Franconian biers. Selection is dependent on season however I went here to experience the Rauchbier (smoked beer). My German colleague explained they tap one cask of this bier each day and I watched as the gravity fed pour drained into the stein. Since this was my first experience, the smokey smell of oak wood was evident and the taste resting on my palate was delicious! Food selection was modest and the pork went well with my bier. Aecht Schlenkerla is the real deal! Sadly the Franconian biers are falling to the wayside and I encourage you to do a web-search of these brews. Those who hold on still apply the old ways of doing it right!

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MetalCath
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of azorie
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Simple to anyone that want to visit a unique place and sample the beer and food, Its a must visit.
Its really depends on your mood and what you expect. Its old and wood every where, every review tell you that.

I go for the company and the history. Not really the beer as smoked beer is not my thing. and lucky you are not forced to drink it if you do no want to. also there lots of better places for the "onion"

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Photo of herrburgess
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of SmashPants
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BeerNewbie124
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of jtosch
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of cichief
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Russkiy
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of skywizzard
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Wobbly
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Miriam78
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.
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