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Monkey Paw Low & Slow Rauchbier

Monkey Paw Low & Slow Rauchbier
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Smoked Lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Clear amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty smoked aroma, fruity, roasted, sweetish but with a balance on the smoke. Kinda discreet smoke flavor, sausages, fruity, roasted, ash notes, grapes, ash, some caramel. Very nice smoked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap at brewpub
My final pour before moving on was a very respectable rauchbier. It did not have the big meaty foundation of some other examples. At the same time it was also light enough to not grind down the palate. I probably would pass on it a a second time but only because there were so many other choices.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid base has a nice rich brown hue like dark stain applied to virgin pine. Ivory head traps the smells of bacon, smokehouse ham, and malts. The combination is cohesive but does not dominate the experience completely.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, wheat, peanut butter, and bacon are a very unusual blend of breakfast buffet flavors piled into a pint glass. The finish is not unlike a quality dry rub and had me wanting to find the nearest local BBQ to sate my appetite. A well balanced release does not go overboard on the smoked aspects yet still manages to please.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3502) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma has huge smoke notes with some leather, caramel and charred barbeque edges. Taste is of heavy smoke, Kansas City BBQ, molasses, caramelized burnt edges, and leather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Amber in color, nice head. This was decent with a good use of smoke flavors. This was a very nice Rauch beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7116) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft. Pours orange gold. Big head. Nose and taste of mostly meaty meat and smoke with some malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap. Pours an orange-brown with a small white head that lingers. Aroma of smoked meat, malt, hops, and citrus. Taste has a ton of smoky meat, malt, hops. Nicely balanced. Lingering smoke. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Very nice smoked brew, on tap at the brewery in san diego, fresh, part of sampler, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap at Monkey Paw. Clear orange. Good head. Okay lace. Nose is hefty rich smoked malt, salmon plank. Body is smoked, orange, juicy. Big rich BBQ. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bs476 (80) - - JUN 1, 2013
Smokey. Reminds me of a smokey sausage. Really liking it! A lot. Plus some. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours transparent golden orange with a thick off white head. The nose is light smoked hot dogs and bacon with a little caramel. The taste is high sweet and medium bitter. Smoke really comes through on the flavor. The texture is crisp and clean, the body is light and finish is long. If they could get a heavier nose then this would compare to schlenkerla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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