Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: Smoked
Hallerndorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
24.5° Plato. Affumicata: Italian for "smoked". Made with 95% smoked malt.

Brewed for Ma Che Siete in Roma. Note: physically brewed at Trabelsdorf until Dec 2010.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2016 oh fuck. fatty meaty smoked ham nose instantly a 10, instantly one of the best smoked beers, best beers, best things i’ve smelled in my life. chewy, hearty, meaty ffuuuuuuuuu smokey sweet malt up front, tangy peppery late, 30 minute lingering finish. decadent, rich, toasty malt perfect balance of sweetness, toast, smoke and bitterness. fruit pith and rind, light herbal notes, some black pepper, caramel / toffee richness throughout. this is a malt showcase. hearty, salty honey glazed ham skin cracklins, incredibly chewy and smooth and full. this is what i want Schlenkerla to be to me again, but it’s not. I had oak barrel Urbock the night before and found it the poorest batch I’ve ever had, which made me uneasy at the time, because either my tastes have changed or the brew had. regardless, this was a magical moment and I don’t think any Schlenkerla has matched, if you can believe that. I couldn’t either. and I’m doing Bavaria for kellerbier and pilsner and not in the mood for rauchbier or anything high gravity on this day, but Andreas insists I try his rauchdoppelbock and brings me a glass from the back and my mind fucking melted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
obirt2000 (9) - Notaresco, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
Un altro capolavoro del maestro ! Inutile commentare le sue birre ! Sono tutte perfette

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernest (7344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Draught in Strassgiech. Head is lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, toasted nuts, caramel, cookie), with notes of hickory smoked bacon, xmas tree, fireplace, tar, fruitcake, dried mango, orange zest, plum, and manure. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. The aroma is just completely off the hook. You thought Schlenkerla was complex, well...this is on entirely different level. Mind you, this is definitely a slow sipper and quite sweet, but it’s not at all a fatiguing sugar-and-alcohol bomb. Just as light pale lagers are very difficult to make well, so too are big beers like this, yet Andreas does both expertly. A truly amazing beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2014
17/03/2014 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Ambrata carica, intensa, limpida, riflessi miele di castagno, schiuma bianca sporca media e persistente. Al naso sentori di caramello, dolciastra, etilica, potente affumicato, bacon, fumo, sontuosa, infinita, da sniffare per ore! In bocca è davvero "tanta roba", attacco maltato, gran corpo, quindi una nota affumicata potente, di quelle che lasciano il segno. Una birra sontuosa, quasi arrogante nella sua potenza, evocativa come poche altre. Perfetta per accompagnare un bello stinco di maiale con patate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
330 ml. bottle. BBF 31.05.18. Lightly hazy deep amber, creamy small off-white head. Nose is super intense thick oily smoke, smoked tea caramel, pine syrup, honey goop, wood smoked, smoked tea, intense oil & syrup, this more than thick oil. Taste is just pure Lapsang & Tarry Souchong tea, pure concentrated oil, super oily caramel, esoteric oil, crazily thick honey, white grape jelly, caramel, biscuit & cookie oil, smoked oily bark, oil sweetness. Thick crazily oily Lapsang & Tarry Souchong tea caramel body. Lots of reviews seem to be comparing this one with Schlenkerla Märzen but for me this is totally different, Schlenkerla is sweet malts, oily smoke, caramel etc. this one is pure intensified insanely oily smoked Chinese oil, there is caramel sweetness but it carries almost no malt character, all pure oil with a dash of sugar. There is so much to this, this is almost hard to drink, you have to fight with this beer, decadent & extreme to the limit this is an admirable treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23712) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clearamber, no head. Smokey tarry bacon aroma. Mid-sweet with beautifully soft mouthfeel. Tarry salmiak - like Schlenkerla condensed. So seemless and soft - just beautiful!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa. Lovely amber-brow with a big head. Enormous smoky nose, bacon, salmon, bonito flakes. Huge—with not much else coming through, but great. Smoked bacon flavor, with caramel and a bit of chocolate, sweet bready malts and some nice hop bitterness. Huge flavor all around but well balanced still. Big, full, smooth mouth. Amazing. The alcohol is so well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1913) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of Bongtribe. Pours hazy amber orange color with thick creamy tan-like head and good lacing. Aroma of smoke, leather, ham, caramel and honey. Taste starts with sweet caramel and toasted malt, follows smoky, umami and nutty, mouthfeel is warming with well hidden ABV, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Just excellent...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5451) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2016
Dark brown. Super creamy beautiful smoked lager combined with thick spicy German doppelweizen style bock... I adored it, one of the very few beers I had multiple of at Borefts, and and my closer beer. Concentrated taste, enough sweetness against the spice and strong burned wood style smoke. Absolutely delicious! (On tap at Borefts 2016)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Hazy amber-brown. Big smoke nose with lots of chewy malts. Rich smoke - more campfire char than most rauchbiers. Rich, long, chewy malt and smoke, with light caramel. The smoke lingers on your tongue for hours. Complex layers unveil themselves amidst an intimidating smoke character. Damn!

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