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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Närkes första lager öl som är en dubbelbock med inslag av gotländsk rökmalt! – Jag har länge velat brygga en dubbelbock, säger HG Wiktorsson, bryggare på Närke Kulturbryggeri. Men experimentlustan blev för stor så det blev närmast en hybridöl, med inslag av tysk bockölstradition, gotländsk ”dricku” och man tager vad man haver á la Cajsa Warg. Från bockölen har jag hämtat styrkan ABV 7,5 %, från gotlandsdrickan rökmalt och enris samt det som fanns och fick åka med på slutet var nakenhavre och Julitahumle.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Quite the smoked beer here. Like licking a piece of charred wood but is good way. Definitely not for the tame of heart. Light body, pale copper. Smoke fades and doesn’t linger to clean up nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Growler shared by Billy Ross at the pre-Huny tasting. Clear brown pour with a small off white head. Huge smokey nose. The smoke is much more muted in the taste with a big caramel malt backbone. Medium in body with good carbonation. Nice...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle at CCB tasting party. Copper brown. Amazingly fun bandaid smoke. Smooth smoky campfire smoked malt tastes very primitive in a good way. Nothing wrong with it. If you like smoke and leather, with a hint of bandaid with some nice malt sugars carrying the body...why not? Fun stuff!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3888) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
On tap at The Avenue Pub. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is pepper and rubber. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter dry finish. Alcohol present. A decent traditional ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
1/21/12. On tap. Cloudy amber pour with a small ring of khaki head. Smokey, almost plasticky aroma with a bit of caramel. Sweet caramel entry followed by more smoke and burnt plastic... a touch of juniper maybe. Odd.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
(Draught) Pours hazy reddish Brown with à small head. The aroma is glest malty with smoke, nuts, dark bread and dark caramel. Touch of dried fruits, minerals/wet stone and woodsy, earthy hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of smoke, caramel, cookies, light dried fruits, dark bread, resin, earth, ash and earth. The mouthfeel is round and fairly soft witha near medium carbonation. Smokey and earthy finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2011
Draught@Beer Hunters
Deep ruby color, small off-white head. Wet wood, smoke, tar, caramel malts and chocolate in the nose. Medium-bodied. Starts smokey and tarry, finish has some bitterness. Some alcohol in the aftertaste. Malt profile is caramel-chocolaty. Good Närke-quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2136) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Draught. Described as a lager in the brewer’s text, but still categorized as an ale? Anyway, it pours a deep copper, with a beige head. Smokey, malty aromas, caramel, licorice, meat, pepper, spices. Off-dry, medium to full body, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. SMokey taste, cured meats, malt, peppar, caramel, leather, tobacco. Odd, but very well made. (2011-10-28)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11053) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
Aromatisch rauchig-holziger Antrunk, deutliche Eichenaromen springen einem entgegen. Röstmalzig, etwas schokoladig, sehr harmonisch. Die Rauchigkeit, obwohl sehr präsent, wirkt weniger intensiv, da es sich mit den anderen Aromen verbindt. Herb, rauchig, süßlich sowie hopfig zum Schluss, das Bier wird intensiver. Leichte Tannenaromen veredeln den Nachgeschmack. /10/11/12//11

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
I had this from the bottle into a Närke glass at the brewery with Hans. The beer pours a medium copper with light orange highlights, semi clear. There is a medium tan head ok retention and lacing....The aroma is light smoke throughout with lots of herbs. Juniper water was used so I can smell that with a couple other smells I can’t identify...The tasty is very herby but the smoke cuts it down and makes it drinkable. Not my kind of beer with lots of herbs but the smoke makes it interesting and worth a shot especially if you are Swedish as it is a traditional Gotlandick beer dating back 3500 years.


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