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Red beer is a term used for various brewery products. There are examples in Belgium, and ales in the typical copper-red color are also produced in England. In some places, this is what smoke or brown beer is called, but the best-known variant is certainly Nuremberg red beer. This red beer has been brewed since the Middle Ages and was the most popular brew in the region for a long time. Malt that has been kilned over smoke is responsible for the strong red color. Over time, the traditional red beer has given way to more modern beer styles, but breweries in and around Nuremberg have been trying to revive the classic for several years. The Bamberger Heller Bräu is also part of the party. This traditional brewery is one of the oldest in the city and brews what is probably the most famous smoked beer in the world.
In addition to some varieties of their popular Schlenkerla smoked beer, the team has built up a selection of fine Franconian beer specialties in recent years. The latest addition is the Schlenkerla Weichsel. The basis for the copper-red beer is smoke-kiln malt. For an extra fruity taste, cherry wood was used for smoking instead of the usual beech wood. Noble aromatic hops harmoniously round off the composition.
The strong red beer combines a nice smoky note with hints of freshly harvested wild berries and a soft, fruity sweetness.
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