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Anspach & Hobday The Smoked Brown

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Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Smoked
Bermondsey, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottled; Regular.
An historical brew, harking back to an era when barley was cured over open fires and beer was stored in oak.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
From keg at brewery. Pours clear brown with tan head. Aroma is smokey, roasted malt, hints of chocolate, liquorice. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, smokey, roasted, some of chocolate, bit peaty. Aftertaste is smokey with a good bitterness. Good Rauchbier.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: At the brewery.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, smoke.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IluvatarMilan (272) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Keg at the brewery - beautiful ruby body, spicy, red fruity aroma. Very nuanced and well-integrated smokiness. Equally so, well-rounded and full-bodied. Some herbs and citrus hops in aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
(keg) hazy dark ruby-amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of brown sugar and dark fruit, with a hint of yeast, some cherries, roasted malts and no smoke. flavour is more roasted malts and dark fruit, slightly alcoholic, with a hint of bubble gum and again no smoke. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Tap at the brewery, RBESG
Clear dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee with some light smoke
Decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Red color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, only a slight hint of smoke though it’s definitely there. Decent body and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stjamesgate (65) - IRELAND - AUG 8, 2014
Pocked beige over chestnut. Cocoa, incense, and a touch of phenols on the nose - fragrant and tasty. Fresh brown soda loaf malts, some chocolate, a whisper of wood smoke - more lox than Scotch - and earthy hops. Caramel comeback and tingly linger. Light to medium, fizzy, some chew --Smoke like a scalpel and a tremendous brown underneath it. Lots of cocoa powder. Maybe a bit thin and fizzy, but that’s to style, IIRC. Impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4196) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Draft - Light wood smoke, nutty and a bit of roast malts. Cloudy brown with a very rich beige head. Lots of smoke and bacon, toffee and a finish of charcoal with some bitterness. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1707) - WALES - JUL 17, 2014
Cask at Cask P&K. Browny orange, fairly clear, small white head. Aroma of smoked sausage, touch of cinnamon. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is lightly smoked malts, a touch of decaying fruit sweetness, lightly vegetal, nutmeg. Not bitter but instead has a thin semisweet malty vibe. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3811) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy brown colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Smoky aroma, sweetish-woody, cautious herbal hoppy overtones, slightly nuttily background, hazelnut, a touch of nougat. Taste is initially slightly sweet, nuttily malty, hazelnut and nougat, later more and more dry, smoky, tarry, woody; slightly bitter finish, slightly sticky palate. Not ostensibly smoky, diversified, rough and primordial in a delectable way. Nice bottle design.


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