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Birrificio del Ducato Wedding Rauch

Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Smoked
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Questa è la birra che decisi di creare per celebrare il mio matrimonio, in omaggio alla mia sposa che ha sempre avuto una predilezione per le Rauch. La città di Bamberg con le sue tradizionali birre affumicate ci è rimasta nel cuore; l’abbiamo girata in lungo e in largo, abbiamo indugiato sui tavoli delle sue birrerie e ci siamo fermati tante volte a contemplare i rivoli d’acqua del fiume Regnitz.
Al matrimonio ci furono circa duecento invitati e 450 litri di birra a disposizione. Ricordo che il giovedì mi trovavo ancora a Tettnang a selezionare il luppolo del nuovo raccolto e mi dovevo sposare il sabato, per decorare la festa portai dieci piante intere di luppolo appena staccate dal campo. Invece del riso gli invitati ci lanciarono fiori di luppolo e nel taschino della giacca portai un rametto di luppolo in fiore. Quella del matrimonio fu a detta di molti la festa più bella di tutta la loro vita, fu una cosa davvero memorabile. Vendemmo la birra non consumata ai nostri clienti ai quali piacque così tanto che decidemmo di continuare a produrla e ora è entrata a far parte della famiglia.

I created this beer to celebrate my wedding and my bride who has always loved Rauch beers. The city of Bamberg is particularly dear to us. We ventured through its streets, indulged in its well known smoked beers and stood together contemplating the water ripples of the river Regnitz.
Being in Tettnang 2 days before the wedding to select the newly harvested hops, I brought back 10 freshly uprooted hop plants to decorate the wedding reception. Instead of the traditional rice tossing, the guests showered us with hop flowers. My weeding suit was garmented by a small hop blossom as well. With more than 200 guests and 450 liters of beer, many remember our celebration as one of the most memorable gatherings they have ever attended.
Selling the leftover beer to some clients was such a success that we decided to keep brewing it. It is now part of our beer family!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours dirty brown with a huge creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty with a weak cured meat addition, light smoke as well, like a bonfire from yesterday. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, overpowering the light smoked note, which almost disappears in this one. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2015
Tap @Olutexpo 2015. Slightly hazy dark amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Smoky, bacon, meaty and sweet in aroma. Nice aroma. Sausages, fatty meat, smoky in taste. Lovely fatty smoked sausages continue in aftertaste. No carbonation. Mellow mouthfeel. More!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
On tap @ What’s Brewing 15. Pours maroon, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is smoky bacon and grains, as well as notes of wood and leather. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is smoky malts with grain and cereals, as well as figs and wooden notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2015
Keg (OlutExpo2015)
Lovely sausagey aroma. Light palate, refreshing. Great smokiness, like a countryside smoke sauna, with a barbie. Finish is nice fatty sausages. Like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma: light smoked grain, savoury, bacon, some caramel. Appearance: clear amber, small frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense smoked flavours, grains, sweet bread malts, soft carbonation. Overall: quite nice, nothing too refined but if you are a smokehead, this is for you. Pint at The Italian Job, Chiswick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber. Aroma of smoke, ham, caramel, boiled vegetables. Taste is slightly sweet. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3307) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
0,15l on tap @ Olut Expo 2015. Pours hazy chestnut with a low off-white head. Aroma is malts and smoked ham. Flavor is malts, smoked ham and some hops. Nice and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10933) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2015
draught@Erzbierschof - hazy dark amber-brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; aroma of smoked meat and mushrooms; full-bodied, subtle but fair carbonation; umami, some sweetness; fairly smokey finish with notes of brushwood and mushrooms - original

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1292) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Dark maple syrup color Amber big foam. Aroma Band-Aids and smoke like a funky saison. Tastes smoky yet integrated. Slight saltiness. Rye bread. This is a delicious tribute to Bamberg smoked brews. Palate is rustic dry and slightly watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1978) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Smoke is in the aroma, not so much in the flavor which makes this a nice subtle beer, even gets a little sweet towards the end. Easy to drink Tap at Craft and Draft

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