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Brewed by 7 Stern Bräu
Style: Smoked
Vienna, Austria

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
7Stern-owner Sigmund Flitter just loves Bamberg’s smoked beers. So he decided to use large quantities of beech-wood - smoked malt in this franconian-inspired "Rauchbier". Dark red to black in colour with an impressive smoky nose and a full, smoky body that gives way to a robust bitterness the 7Stern "Rauchbier" is the perfect drink for those who prefer hearty smoked food or a good after dinner cigar.
13.2°


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10988) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle at Torben Mathews tasting. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hopy arom. bacon notes. Light bitter very ugly smoked flavor. True to bambergrauch though (but that i really dont like). Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Torben Mathews tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich bacon, sausage, malt, caramel and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2010
Draught at the beer pub. Dark red colored beer with a creamy beige head. Very smoked nose that reminds me of bacon and ham. Taste of smoked bacon but not to extreme.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21812) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma of smoke and caramel. Malty flavour of fruits, smoke, caramel and hops. Hoppy and smoked finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vemnr (19) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2010
300 ml on tap at the brewery pub. Dark red colour, fine smoked taste. (Tmavočervená farba, jemne údená chuť).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (33077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours almost clear and deep golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma is distinct smoked ham with a nice wooden touch. "Spegepølse" taste, meat, wood and smoke. Sweet and malty. Lingering smoked into the far finish. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5777) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2010
On tap @ brewpub. Pours dark amber with a beautiful creamy off-white head Strong aroma of smoked bacon. Taste is full of roasted malts, caramel with a pleasant smokey touch, and correct bitterness. Very well balanced.Full bodied . Long smokey finish, great, just great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite lovely. Bright and smoky with a bit of light fruitiness. Clean and well-constructed although there does appear to be a touch of oxidation setting into this bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1891) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap) Poured with a two finger deep, slightly tan/off-white head. Deep, dirty copper brown color. Great lacing throughout the sample. Sweetish malt actually shows up first. The smokiness definitely comes in as well, but not nearly as prominent as with others in the style range. Not nearly the smokey level that I would look for in the style, but the roasty, smokey, bacony flavors do come in a bit. Kinda mellow, and not as interesting as I would have wanted. Medium MF and carried flavors over the palate well. Not that rich, and pretty accessible. Just above average for me. Would have like the brew to be more interesting, and this would have increased my want to have another. Overall, solid and paired up well with some sausages and sauerkraut

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2010
Amber, tea color with a tan, lacing head. Smoked wood, roasted malts, caramel aroma, but not too intrusive. It would be nicer if the aroma was even stronger, the one I had was a bit too polite, but a nice direction. High carbonation in a medium dense body. Dry finish with a smokey aftertaste. No taste of the alcohol anywhere. Overall a nice beer, but aroma and body could be braver.


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