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Forstner Whisky Rauchmalz Gammon Ale

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Brewed by Handbrauerei Forstner
Style: Smoked
Kalsdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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WHISKY RAUCHMALZ BIER! Speziell für die Osterzeit gebraut, ideal passend zu geräuchertem Schinken (Gammon). Dieses Spezialmalz aus Belgien wurde über Gras-Rauch geräuchert und verleiht diesem Ale seine besondere Note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fdemmer (29) - - SEP 5, 2014
bottle, 2013. nice foam, color not so much. smokey sweet smell. little perlage. mix of sweet maple, slight citrus hoppyness, definitely smoke. previous reviews pretty accurate, but mine had a clean smell and wasn?t sour at all. I like it a lot. would not call it cheap whisky, but it is an acquired taste. probably excellent fit for honey glazed baby back ribs...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton. First the Hill Farmstead now this….. wow you really are spoiling us! It pours hazy golden yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is smoke, grainy, honey roast ham and TCP...an odd mix indeed. The taste is citrus, ham, smoke, underlying sweetness, light ketchup, honey, warming alcohol and medicinal notes. Medium body and fine carbonation. An interesting meaty brew....but doesn’t work very well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle @ The Mini Tasting. The pour’s deep gold with a small white head. The nose is maple ham, vomit and hints of whisky. The taste is overly-sweet scotch, wood, some caramel and loads of ham. Accents of rotting cardboard. Hard to drink. Overall, this is the definition of a fiasco. Scandalous work from the Austrian brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at the Mini Tasting, London. Pours faintly hazy gold with a light, white foam head. Nose is a bit off-putting, some mild tangy malts, subtle ham. Medium sweet flavor, some lightly toasty malts, some mellow ham, faint berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly sweet to finish, light ham, subtly tangy malts. A touch thin, though still a lot of interesting stuff going on. Doesn’t completely work, but OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (3537) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle: Quite sourly aroma, notes of vinegar, milk sour. Smoked ham. Hazy yellow color, cramy head. Flavor is also sourly, light malty with caramel notes, smoky,quite inetnsive notes of ham. Nice try, but unclean and sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (6104) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled 330ml. -Hazy yellow/golden coloured, small white head, strong unpleasant and stinky sauerkraut nose. No trace of smoke anywhere in the nose. Interesting, the taste is totally different; moderate malty with light smokey ham and some subdued hops. All in all quite messy beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado who found it at the brewpub (thanks!)
Poured a hazy golden body with a thick white head. Stinky yeasty, bit malty nose with nice light notes of ham. Nice smokey ham in the taste, light, but the stale yeastiness strikes again. There’s a light, slightly lemony and herbal hop too. Yup, a flawed experiment, but at a brewery that had many impressive ones, and actually experiments in a good way, so it doesn’t really matter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle. Murky amber with a medium white head. Nose of soap, egg white and burnt malt. The flavour is sugary sweet - some caramel and boozy cheap liqour. As Matt mentioned below, we commented when drinking this how it tastes like a blend of cheap whisky and a weak base beer. Not even close to hitting the mark, which is unfortunate from this brewer. Sure it’s flawed but good to see the brewer trying new things but this probably shouldn’t of been bottled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle - April 2009. Hazy amber colour with a decent white head. Aroma of smoked malt, sweet fruit and alcohol fumes. Sweet caramel malt with a light smokiness in the background. No bitterness at all and unfortunately too sweet. Leaves it with an undesirable mouthfeel and a very thin body. I get all the wrong impression of a cheap blended scotch character. Alcohol is very noticeable and on the boozy side of things. One dimensional.

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