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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2007
Typical translucent rauchbier look with a good dense head & webby lacing. Sweet aroma, with obviously some of that Bamberg-style smoked malt but not nearly as overwhelming as their Raucherator. The smokiness is a bit peaty, reminding of whisky. The taste is soft and actually quite balanced for a rauchbier, with some of that vanilla sweetness from the aroma, plus pleasant Noble-hops, and that peaty smoked malt. Lacked boldness or character though, despite the nice balance. Short & watery finish. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, with medium/high carbonation. This was like a Rauchbier-light, and it doesn’t have shit on the rauch-behemots from Schlenkerla or even its big brother Raucherator, but it’s not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6521) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2007
Bottle bought at 2006 St Albans beer festival. Dark chestnut colour with a decent beige head. Aroma had hints of smoked beechwood with some malt. Smoked flavour kept under control allowing bitterness to come through. A slightly sweet finish. A very easy to drink Rauchbier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Draught, at the brewpub, October 2006. Copper bronze, good off white head and gentle condition. Pleasant peppery bitterness, good restrained wood smoke and a gentle malty sweetness in the nose, much the same in the mouth with a solid woody sweet smokiness balanced with a gentle dry bitterness and background grain. Long lingering sweet smoke and restrained dry chalky bitterness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
Draught. Reddish brown coloured. Malty aroma and flavour with a very pleasant mild smokiness. Soft mouthfeel. Well balanced and very quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2006
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear brown with big, sticky white foam. Really fresh and interesting aroma of smoked ham, juniper, white bread, crackers and grassy hops. Flavour starts of smoke and juniperberries with smooth malty undertones of biscuit and wet grass. Well-balanced, smooth and quaffable. The aftertaste is tarry and crisp. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2006
Draught at the brewery, a clear brown with a large pillowy head. As familiar with a rauchbier, Smoky ham in the aroma. Nice and smooth all the way through, with that smoky flavour, very moreish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2006
Tap @ brewerypub, Merkendorfer. Amber color with a light smoked malt flavour nad aroma. A malty/bitter finish. A easy drinking smoked beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at St. Albans Beer Festival 2006. I love Rauchbiers. Sadly this was a little bit of a let down. Rather metalic unfortunately. Vanilla and cheese aroma with just a faint hint of the smoke. Nice looking amber body with a slight but well behaved tan head. Just not enough smoke in the flavour. Slightly salty with a pleasant fresh hop note too. Creamy malt finish. Prickly palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
A lightly smoked helles brewed in a small town near Bamberg. Amber coloured with a light smoked malt flavour. A malty/bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2006
(bottle, bought at the brewery´s Ausgabestelle) Clear reddish amber colour with a frothy beige head turning into a small creamy layer. Slightly dusty beechwoody nose. Light bitter flavour, medium body, smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel with a soft carbonation. Initial earthy taste of dark malt with beechwood smoke, light notes of smoked meat; moderately bitter, nutty and smoky finish with the alcohol well hidden. Balanced and tasty brew.


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