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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Fire in the Ham Caution! This is an intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brewís malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. Aromas of campfires, smoked ham, and bacon dominate a soft malt and hop backbone. Although hard to believe, this beer is vegan friendly. OG 13 Plato / IBUs 20 / ABV 5.4%


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (912) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Palish gold pour. Smokey aroma. Smokey, mildly hoppy flavor. Interesting in that itís smokey, but boring beyond that.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. golden orangish pour. good dose of smoke/smoked meat in aroma & flavor. medium to fuller mouthfeel. Easy drinking. good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Clear, bright golden color. Nose of smoked ham, brown sugar added and baked. Very smoky flavor, ham, lightly malty, great balance. A well done version of a pale and smoky beer where the smoke flavors can stand out.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (977) - , Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
bottle from the great phatdog. love this brewers other beers. not a fan of this one - I didnít get much smoke in taste nor aroma. I didnít get much of anything in taste or aroma - meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from Sav Mor Liquors, drunk 4/5/14
Glassy, clear, soft-rosy/orange colored body is topped by a beige head that recedes slowly to cover.
Caramel mixes with smoke in the nose, rather sweet and bacony, with lots of black pepper, soft vanilla notes and a bit of raisiny-like sweetness. The smoke isnít dominant here. Didnít think it really faded that fast, but this certainly is to the contrary. I think this is what, 9 or 10 months old? No signs of oxidation, just lots of maltiness.
The flavor is more of the same, somewhat tired body is low on carbonation, with some sugary, bordering syrupy caramel notes more than balancing the light smoke phenols. No flaws or anything, just without the big smokiness, itís a touch too sweet and Iím surprised how little carbonation is left. Will be curious to try an aged bottle of Smoked Marzen and see what happens.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (362) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 18, 2014
It pours a hazy straw gold with a couple of inches of foam, some awesome lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly. It smells like a lovely breakfast minus the eggs; smoked ham, big on bacon aromas, it has my attention 100%. Tastes just like what I smelled. Big bacon, ham, yeah, the smoke IS intense and is not for the timid but Iíve never been accused of being timid. It comes in a 16.9 oz bottle and Iím sure, after Iím finished, I would not yearn for another but thatís no slant on the brew at all. Sometimes one and done works. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. This beer was, as I have finished, a real treat for me. Thanks again, Kevin!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Nose brings out lots smoke, but not of the ashtray kind, but lighter. Flavour is similar, with notes of smoke and to an lesser degree, corn. The smoke is very prominent, drowning out everything else that might be there otherwise. Decent stuff - a drinkable not-too-overpowering smoked lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (945) - Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2013
$3.80 for the 500mL bottle purchased at Learyís earlier today. Pours a hazy tangerine with a bubbly whitish head one finger in length. Aromas of earl grey tea, sawdust, Bible paper, toasted cedar, and butt ash. Tastes the same with the addition of blueberry flowers, sea salt, and plastic by mid-palate to swallow. This is what Iím thinking: asjhsdfkjsdfjksafijegiuhjdfosagkdg

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
lightly cloudy gold pour with a white head. GABF 13. Smokey? Yeah. Tons of ham and bacon all over this one. Nice mouth feel. Sure tastes like it has meat in it!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
16.9 ounce bottle, from trade .. . pours a deep amber gold .. mild foam .. . light mouth, but refreshing and inspired .. . the smoke level is very solid, like it a lot .. awesome brew, and a very good smoked brew! .. . .

there are 2 ways to heat up your hot pockets according to the back of the box. microwave and oven. an oven?!?
youíd have to be a complete physcopath to warm a hot pocket in an oven.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1280) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Clear golden color, no head or lace. Ok so this actually smells like ham. Smokey, yet definitely ham on the nose.

Not too much smoke on the palate, a bit sweet in the middle, decent but not awful. And that's a win for a by rauchbier.


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