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Mikkeller ComOn Rauch

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Smoked
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
This is a rauchbier brewed with german rauchmalt and peated malt only. It's fermented with lager yeast at ale temperatures - like a California Common.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle shared by sliffy. Pours a hazy brown with a light tan head. The aroma held a good but of smoke but it seemed more controlled. It also seemed more controlled in the flavor and paired well with caramel pale malt, and a bit of yeast. Medium-light body with a smokey dry finish. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
Date: 3/28/2007
Serving: Bottle shared by sliffy. Thanks Dan! This was my first taste of Mikeller beer...
Event: Columbus Wednesday night tasting.
Location: nolankowal’s place.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Beechwood smoked malt with some fruitiness.
Appearance: Pours a murky brown with an off-white crown.
Flavor: Beechwood smoked malt and some light caramel and generic fruitiness similar to that found in a bock or altbier. Dry, ashy finish. The smoke is resonates throughout, but it is very well controlled and actually seems to diminish somewhat over time. The alcohol (6.3% ABV) is not detectable.
Palate: Medium light and smooth. I would have liked a bit more weight or something in the body.
Overall: I love smoked beers and this one is quite tasty. It is well craft and well balanced. However, it isn’t quite as smoky or meaty as I would have liked...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
I really dont know who shared this but thanks. Light smoke aroma of bacon, malty, smells like salted foods. Pretty good smoked with nothing overpowering. Body was a little thin but still had a pretty good palate. Cloudy brown with a white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2007
Dark brown with a weak off-white head. A smoky aroma with hints of sweet malt and toffee.The flavor is mild smoky with some malty sweetness. A nice sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown. Smoke, chocolate, caramel and a hint of hops in the nose. Sweet with mild smokey flavour, malty and soft carbonation. Thinking of this as a smoked brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
First off, I am a smoke beer fan. This is a very nice smoke beer with the appropriate smokey aroma. Rich beer with a smoked bacon taste without being greasy. Some dark bread and burnt toffee notes. Very enjoyable smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
Surprise of the Ohio gathering. A hoppy rauch from Denmark, thanks to the trading skills of JSquires. Dark mahogony and good bubbly head. Good lace. Nice deli smoke aroma. Very hoppy with bitter smokey finish. Lovely for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle thanks to jsquire for sharing: Murky brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma, very smoky. Flavor, smoky as expected, but it’s got a nice malty backbone to it. The smoke is much more mellow than other smoked beers I’ve had. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
Brown color; thick head. Delicate smoked aroma, with some cardboard, vanilla. Good malty body, some residual sugars, light liquorice. The final is somehow empty of emotions, but with an average bitterness. Some hidden hops. Gentle Smoked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pour is clearish brown with a thin off white head...smell is wonderfully sweet and nutty at first, with strong smoke coming on in the back...not really the traditional pork or BBQ smoke, but more of a nice campfire smoke...wonderful mouthfeel and not imbalanced like most other rauchs...wonderful...

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