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Brewed by Brauerei Hummel Merkendorf
Style: Smoked
Memmelsdorf-Merkendorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Rauchbier-Doppelbock zur Fastenzeit.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 27, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy brown color with a thin light brown head. Solid aroma of smoked malt, caramel and berries. Superb flavor of smoked malt, berries, caramel and mild bitterness in the end. There’s a rich malty character that is very pleasant. The body is medium with an oily texture and soft carbonation.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (10564) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom C. Clear reddish amber. Big smoked sausage aroma. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with nuts, toast, and nice sausage-like smokiness. Rounded mouthfeel. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma: light savoury bacon, caramel, dark malts, spices. Appearance: clear, dark brown, massive, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initial bitters, smoked flavours, caramel sweets coming up, yet hoppy bitters keep on dominating, light citrus, dry, bitter finish. Overall: nice Smoked Bock, great aroma, nice palate. Bottle at Hütt’n, Nürnberg.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3221) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to KL. Light smokey nose, dark roast, and gentle chocolate. Thin dark brown color, very slick. Thin mix of smoke and mild dark fruitiness. Bittering works its way in throughout mid and final. Thin body. Pleasant, lightly smoked, with decent bittering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8751) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle from Landbierparadis. Purple-brown color with a thick head. Clear. Nose of chocolate, wood, caramel, cherries. Smoke is on the light side. flavors of chocolate, treacle, light smoke. Slightly roasty finish. A bit leafy and a bit too light in body. Decent but I was expecting more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3633) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
Smoked awesomeness. Has nice roasted malt, but the smoke takes the prices of course. Strong, yet smooth. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1001) - Beijing, CHINA - OCT 16, 2013
Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin, mit MHD 18.6.2013, also schon 4 Monate „abgelaufen“. - Schönes Dunkelrotbraun. In der Nase Karamel, leichtes Raucharoma wie von Geselchtem oder Schinken. Im Antrunk breit-malzig und karamelsüß aber nicht dick. Das vergleichsweise leichte Raucharoma harmoniert perfekt mit der Süße. Den beträchtlichen Alkoholgehalt schmeckt man nicht; das Bier wirkt sehr süffig. Im Abgang leichte, etwas holzige Hopfenbittere und mehr salziger Rauch. - Erstaunlich leichter Rauchbier-Doppelbock, einfacher zu trinken als die wuchtig-aromatischen Erzeugnisse der Marke Schlenkerla, aber nicht schlecht.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
En fin rököl. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell. Syrlig och söt med toner av rök. Frisk och klar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angelkostvo (1058) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2013
Ruby red color with small head. Aroma of smoke, wood, fire, caramel, malts. Taste is light sweet, smokey and interesting. Light to medium body, slick-oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice , not to much smoke, good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
pours almost clear dark reddish, light nutty brown tones, with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. pleasant lightly smoked malts, sweet uncloying toasted and roasted malts, nuts and caramelized nuts, leafy green and grassy hops - relatively short herbal finish, creamy and almost lactose-like sweetness. nice balance. overall nice but something is slightly disturbingly off in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
In short: A moderately smoky toasted lager. Very classy.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed soon after receiving it through private importation but probably not super-fresh.
The look: Clear redish-copper topped by a medium beige head quickly receding to a thin persistent layer of foam.
In long: Nose is moderately smoky (very much beach wood smoke fire) over some kind of fruity cereals. Body is very full but silky and not heavy, the carbonation is smooth. Taste has very expressive highly roasted straw-like cereals, dried cattail, refreshing fruitiness (berries, fruit salad), roasted wood, soft caramel, smooth smoke. Mild bitterness, smooth sweetness sensation. Dried tobacco and toffee in the after-taste. Nourishing. Easy to drink despite the style and 8.1%. However the nature of beer like this is such that one 500ml bottle is enough. Personally I find that this is another fine underrated german lager, but a beer rating is no place to pass judgement on other people, a basic etiquette that even the retards who gave this beer a low rating are probably able to understand.


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