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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Rauchfest celebrates Oktoberfest the Harriet way, with smoldering savoriness! The 50% beechwood-smoked malt and tinge of noble hop character contribute a balanced layer of complexity to this toasty brew. The drink is medium-bodied with a moderately dry finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Tap at republic Mnpls. Definite smoke in the nose. Lots of smoke on the palate. Moderately hopped. One of the best raichbiers I’ve ever had. Really well balanced with a nice sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at the taproom. Amber pour with a creamy head. Simple malt-based beer with great smoky flavors. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Harriet Rauchfest 2011. Growler. Clear, bronze/copper-hued, slim-to-none head. Aroma: smoked malt, German malt, bacon, yup. Slightly sweet. But, oh, so smokey. Taste: more of the same. Rich, meaty maltiness, coats the palate, spreads semi-sweetness, matched by smoke. This delivers the sweet, malty flavors of a marzen wrapped up in the smokiness of a rauchbier. There’s not a single damned thing wrong with this, and several things right. Not too much to say about it. Looking back, there’s nothing to apologize for; simple is not bad, Oktoberfests are hardly complex, smoked beers, well, they’re smokey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap @ Rauchfest. bordering on copper pour. Aroma is toasted malt, and light salami meat and smoke. Flavour is medium sweet malt with a nice balancing smoke. Very drinkable. One of the better Harriet beers on offer IMO.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Tap. Yellowish brown pour, light smoky aroma and a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is light malt, very thin on the body and very crisp and slightly smoky on the finish. Not very smoky, and surprisingly sessionable for a rauch beer. Will be picking up some growlers of this one while it’s still around this fall.


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