RobertDale (2608) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of smoke, wood, and malt. Taste is smoke, malt, smoked meat, and wood. Great smoked beer!!
AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red copper with an off white head. Aroma smoky with a hint of smoked country ham. Taste is smoked malt. Has a littl saltiness. Dry mouthfeel.
Fritz123 (562) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Pours dark brown, nearly opaque. Medium off-white head. Great lacing. Aroma of a campfire grilling hot dogs. The taste is the smokiest rauchbier I’ve ever had. Wow! Serious smoked meat (cured sausages) is very dominant.
teorn88 (1620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Easy drinkable beer despite the smokeyness and the dark brown color. Body is thin and mauthfeel is dry. Lightly hoppy and smoky nose. Palate is pleasant with a strong smoked finish. Great beer for a summer BBQ!
revolution2718 (83) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If smoke is what you want this is where to get it. Very assertive smoked bacon/ham flavor. Smells like a BBQ, tastes the same. You either like Rachbiers or you don't. However the Marzen is much more balanced and enjoyable.
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jmalecki05 (23) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Rating: 4/5 = Sex in my mouth - need I say more!!!. -This is an amazing beer! Instant aroma of wood smoke upon pour. Reminds me of a campfire just as the last embers are still ablaze. Fluffy ivory head, almost creamy like raw milk. Jet black liquid. Tons of lacing. Not quite smoked meat, but very strong and unique smoke quality. Amazing sensations. Slightly saltly upon kissing the tounge, but quickly faded. Reminds me of a porter. Zero smoke taste in my mouth. Also zero hop bitter. Creamy on the palate, just amazing. Very clean taste. Oddly - the finish reminds me of bacon (just a tad). Again, this is an amazing beer, what an experience. Wouldja - Hell Yes!!
DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->shaker. Murky brown with tall offwhite head. Aroma: smoke, bacon, wood, malt. Taste: smoke, wood, bacon. The quintessential rauchbier.
Henrik8660 (4) - - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Jeg har lige smagt den på Die Kleiene Bierstube. Den var overraskende røget af en urbock at være.
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DavidWoodruff (383) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smoked ham.
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights. and a thin tan head.
Flavor: Medium sweetness, smoke and (I hate to say it) touch of hotdog.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, low carbonation.
Overall: A classic rauchbier dressed with bock parameters.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half-litre bottle opened on its BBD (late Apr 2013) and poured (twice) into my Westmalle chalice.
You know what you are going to get from these guys, or at least you should.
This was everything I expected anyway: smokey and malty, with enough body and alcohol to sit back and enjoy, which I did.
Plenty of others have already pontificated long and hard about this fine brew, I agree with most of them (that scored it high and liked it).