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Brewed by Brauerei Kraus
Style: Smoked
Hirschaid, Germany

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Snallygaster, Gravity cask. Clear red-brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, bread. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18121) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Hazy amber beer. Little cream coloured head. Light dry palate. Papery malts and mellow smoke and a trace of dried fruits. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13942) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours glowing gold with a fine, white foam head. Moderate smoke nose, some caramel. Medium to big sweet flavor with sturdy smoke, honey ham, caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with understated smoked malt character beside more carmamel and sugar-coated meat. Nice rauchbier. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
at GBBF 2012 ... light roast malt nose ...copper sweet toffee malt ... dark suger ... ligth smokey malts ... soft fruit .. not me at all

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3175) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark chestnut coloured beer with a slight nutty and caramel flavour followed by a very strong beechwood smoked flavour and smooth slight roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5237) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Swing-top by 21.02.13. Smoky nose, woodsy with some malty sweetness but more reminiscent of autumn a crunchy dried leaves than a pig roast. Pours deep amber with a creamy, rocky beige head. Smoky taste is moderately dry, malty light-medium body with a smoky aftertaste. Hope this doesn’t come off as pretentious, but I love the authenticity here -- the smoke is natural and a little bit raw.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9687) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2012
Easy drinking, smoky, but not very heavy on the bacon. Dry with a soft carbonation and a light hop bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s deep red with a tiny white head. The nose is chocolate and mild jammy cherry. Deep roasted malt sweetness, some notes of floral honey. The taste is light cherry sauce, some cocoa and mocha. Medium body, soft. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle from REWE, Buttenheim. Copper coloured with a slight, white head. Light, wood smoke aroma balanced by some caramel sweetness. Flavour had plenty more smoke, reminiscent of an open fire with some more fruity sweetness and a roast, dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12687) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Tap at the Brau Haus - 27/04/12. Clear bungle-brown colour with a big finger + of dirty white head that soon thinned. Smoked malts/frazzle crisps light is the predominant smell allied to a little wood. Caramel flavour a hint of raisens subdued smoky malts - quite subtle compared to some Rausch. Medium body decent carbonation.


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