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Brewed by Brauerei Kraus
Style: Smoked
Hirschaid, Germany

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (16258) - 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 (2888) - 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 (5186) - 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 (9125) - 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 (5368) - 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 (6697) - 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 (11482) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Ashy, burnt malty, smoky, caramel, toasty aroma. Somewhat spicy, chewy, campfire ashy, toasty malty flavor. Pretty tasty but nothing like a Spezial or Schlenkerla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3390) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Dobre piwo wędzone, ale dalekie mu do specjalności z Bamberga. Minusem jedynym jest bardzo mała warstwa piany i do tego szybko znika. W smaku jest, bo wędzonkę się wyczuwa, może nie intensywnie ale zawsze. Podobnie z zapachem

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
Schaumkrone mittelmäßig, geruch leicht Rauchig. Geschmacklich ist es speziell, es schmeckt mittelmäßig-schwach Rauchig verbunden mit einer netten malzsüße und dunkelmalzaromen, sehr gut abgewogene Aromen, leckeres Süffiges Bierchen als Frühstück gut geeignet, gefällt mir! Fazit: Schönen Gruß nach Oberfranken, so und jetz bitte weiterbrauen! Test vom 12.5.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,12,13,14,12 - 12,25


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