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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Inspired by the Rauch Bier’s of Bamberg Germany, Abandon Ship Smoked Lager contains German Malted Barley smoked over Beechwood and fermented cold with lager yeast. Imagine a Märzen/Oktoberfest-style base beer with a sweet, smoky aroma and flavor. Deep amber hues and low bitterness help the non-smoked crystal malts compliment, not contrast, the smoky/savory taste of this.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF 2014. This was decent and I respect any brewer willing to try the style. The smoke is much lighter in the flavor and aroma than I would like for my tastes, but I do not perceive any flaws.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (197) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2014
smells of smoky bacon and melting chocolates. tastes of sweet and salty bacon, sweet and bitter chocolates great dark amber color.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Wow...NOT seeing the lowball scores here (though maybe they were working out the kinks in 2006). This beer was great. The smokiness and malts reminded me of Sclenkerla beers, though not quite in Urbocks league. Pretty nice, though. Balance of smoke and malt is wonderful. A bbq beer all the way."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Clear yellow color. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is lager-like. Smoke is subtle. Average

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3527) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
On tap. Slightly hazy yellow with white head. Aroma smoked in a pleasant way and not much else. Taste is malty with a nice smoked touch, low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoForShlomo (46) - - OCT 23, 2013
Fantastic smoky aroma; amber appearance with a frothy off-white head; light, but distinctive smoky flavor over a light bitterness; relatively silky on the palate with a sharp fizz and quick finish; overall, a very good representation of what it claims to be--a smoked lager ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is smoky, taste is bacon, smoky, rich, awesome

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
A golden amber lager with a thin white head. In aroma, smooth biscuit malt with nice peaty notes, light mineral notes, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with fruity notes, maple, and light peated malt, nice. On tap at Aces and Ales tenaya.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - SEP 18, 2013
A very drinkable smoked lager. Smoked flavor is strong up front but the finish is far more like a light Marzen. A fine novelty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10031) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is smoked malt, ham, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt and smoke dominant with a sweet finish and a clean lager character. Medium body and carbonation.


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