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Kraus Hirschen-Trunk

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Brewed by Brauerei Kraus
Style: Smoked
Hirschaid, Germany

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (788) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
L: -pours a clear amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,bacon,meaty smoke,wood,bready T: -Follows the nose plus spice,grass -medium to high bitterniss for the style F: -medium to high carbonation -light body O: Canít keep up with Schlenkerlas complexity and Spezialís drinkability. Itís the most hoppy Rauchbier iíve had so far though. Decent overall

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (749) - Berlin, - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle (Bavarian Style - different than the one pictured). Dark brown color, stable head. Strong smoke aromas with a fresh, watery body. Bitter finish. Highly drinkable. Not that smoky as Schlenkerla, not that creamy as Spezial.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5603) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Tap at Gallowís Bird, Espoo. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Tar, smoke, syrup and malts. Nice light smoked beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -Amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, distinct smoked ham in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, smoked bacon and touch of wood with rather flat smokey finish. Pleasant but a bit watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1610) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
At the source bottle. Pours amber color, off white foamy head. Nose: very mild smoked notes, provola cheese. Mouth: watery, hoppy accent, malty in a way but hops dominate the floor.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
efeesse (404) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2015
Beer with gold color, strong wheat flavor, soft carbonized, not much foam, sold in 50cl bottle (in Hirschaid).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1886) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
On tap @FrankenBierFest, la Limonaia di Villa Torlonia (Rome). Pours amber with a medium head. Flavour is smoked malt, bread, biscuit, grain, maize, hops. Flavour is delicate smoke, malt, low sweet leading to a bitter end, a bit watery, easy to drink and fresh, amazing! Light body, medium carbonation. Amazing brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Vova. Clear amber. Nice aroma of smoked salami and kabanos and malt. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and smoked sausages. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle [thanks to bierkoning] @ home. Clear amber-brown color, average to medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malty and moderately smoky. Taste malts, smoke, some hops, lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Quite nice, one of the better smoked beers Ivť had (and I must add smoked beers arenít really my thing..).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3481) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
Draught at the pub. Lively caramel with a medium head. Aroma is mainly grain with a bit of ham. Flavour is malty smoke, a little bacon, dry date finish


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