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HaandBryggeriet Ryk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire)

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Smoked
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ryk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire) is our smoky beer, here we have tried to make a beer as smoky as we can using our smoked malt from Weiermann. We have made a fairly dark and flavourful beer. Apart from the special malt the rest of the malt bill (86%) is smoked malt. You could also say that this is a smoked wheat beer, because we have used our wheat beer yeast here. The beer is not scary but actually very nice even for those that arent smoke beer fanatics....try it and you will see. Contains malted barley, Amarillo hops, wheat beer yeast, and lots of smoked malt from Bamberg, Germany. 8% alc, 33 ibu, 48 ebc. Serving temp 8 - 12C or 46 - 53F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Batch 273. Bottle, which appears to have a homemade label. Mahogany brown, near black pour with a big tan head. Aromas of smoke, citrus, pine, juniper, cola, pepper and beef jerky. Light chocolate, leather and sarsaparilla notes. Flavors of smoke, peat, marshmallow, leather, alcohol and dirt. Light citrus. Very smokey. Lively bubbles, big, smokey body. Good smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Beer has a very intriguing smokiness - less "smoked meat" like you get with most German rauchbeers and more charcoal briquet. Quite dark and fairly dry. Not off-putting, just a bit bizarre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with cereal and milk chocolate for the malt, herbs and resin for the hops, earth for the yeast and background notes of smoke, wood and brown sugar. Head is small, creamy,frothy light brown with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy brown with a chunk or two at the bottom. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, moderately bitter and a touch sour. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively carbonation and lightly astringent finish. Full and rich, and nice smokey overtones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
Very dark brown, close to black. Some head that settles down into a thin, light brown lacing on top. Scent of smoke and roasted malts. A bit like caramel cappuciino. Strong smoky aroma. Medium bitterness. Dry. Maybe some dried fruits? Quite full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2010
Tap @ 2e BBF. A brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma bitterness with smoked ham. There are notes of fruits. The taste has some sweet which is moving too smoke with some bitter. The aftertaste is bitter notes of smoke and some sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ Borefts Bier Festival 2010, Brouwerij de Molen, Overtocht 43, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, smoke - plastic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, plastic - smoke, berry notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100924]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 8, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 [9/24/10] Bottle at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown. Aroma of smoked sausage, a bit of malt and caramel. Smoky flavor with some wood, caramel, malt and some meat. Medium to full-bodied and slightly over-carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2010
(Bottle, batch #273, at Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki) When serving me the waitress said that this would be smokier than Schlekerla Mrzen. Well, that wasnt true. There was smoke and tar both in the aroma and the taste but it wasnt really dominating. I could also sense liquorice, roastedness and fennel seeds. The last one came to me as a surprise but the flavour did fit in. No fennel seed were added according to the very minimalistic label. Aftertaste contained some metallicness which dropped the overall points a bit but otherwise good smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (572) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - OCT 6, 2010
Dark brown rubi colour witha tan head. Aroma of flowers, malt and some hints of wood. Very well balanced round flavour: semi sweet, light malty, lightly bitter and not so complex as you will expect from the aroma and the looks. Some dry feeling at the end, medium body. Very good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle @ 2nd BBF. Dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is smoked malts, bacon and some roastiness. flavour is roasted malts, bacon and sour fruits.

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