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Brewed by Brauerei Kraus
Style: Smoked
Hirschaid, Germany

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
draft at Kraus in Hirschaid
lightly hazed golden amber body with a small white head. simple sweet grain / corn in the nose, similar flavor but with touches of DMS. tart and starchy flavor, low hop presence, doughy yeast, seems stale, lifeless and simple, with an oily and very thin texture. the smoke is nearly impossible to find; I guess it comes across as some sort of cigarette ask and stale, dried pork, but I wouldn’t even guess there *was* smoked malt in here if I wasn’t told beforehand. a simple beer in poor shape, uncared-for by the people who brought it into the world.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3004) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
0,5 l swing-top bottle BB 29. May 13 red, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam smoke, herbs, coffee, toast, woody, licorice, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12856) - 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 (20984) - , 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 (17469) - 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 (20238) - 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 (4065) - 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 (5434) - 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 (10868) - 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 (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.


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