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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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6 % alc/vol, 32 IBU, is a Rauch Beer lager brewed in the true Bamberg tradition. Smooth, assertive and well balanced. This beer was the winning recipe from the Norwegian homebrewer’s championship in 2011. We appreciate the fact that Erlann Eldorsen came to brew with us! Ingredients: Pilsnermalt, peated malt, crystal malt, Munich malt, hallertau and Tettnang hops, German lager yeast and Grimstad water.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14180) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
bottle at home ... deep dark brown ... thin tan head... light smoke ... light meaty roast nose ... dark chocolate roast ... meaty malts ... dark roast ... just a light smoke ... pretty decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
(16.9oz bottles). Pours dark brown, almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has plenty of smoke, rye/pumpernickel, some hay or grass. Taste is semi-sweet with a some bittering hops that peek out after the smoke clears. Medium bodied and oily. Bitter finish. Not a bad version and quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4354) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours mahogany into an English pint. Tan head recedes leaving spider lacing. Bacon and charcoal aromas. Thin with sweet maple smoked bacon upfront turning to caramel before the lasting smoky resin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours mahagony with a trim beige head. Smells and tastes predominantly of smoked malt, flour, apple skins, and hops. A bit dry on the midpalate, but a nice exemple of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
500ml bottle. Mahogany with a slim, fine-moussed beige foam. Nose of blackcurrant, berries and lemon zest mingled with smoked ham, urea and decaying leaves. Quite a combo- would have a job working out what the hell is going on blind. I’m not so sure with the blinkers off; solid chocolatey malts, blueberry, apple peel yeastiness and a dash of rauch vying for attention. Bizarrely unsmoked for a smoked- no more so than any number of weird English bottled bitters. Soft lactic tone, some off-kilter TCP and ink notes in the blender, good blackcurrant and lemon hop. Decent beer but would prefer the smoke taken up a notch. Or three.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Batch 677. Dyp amber. OK luftig, litt farget skum som fester seg til glasset. God røykaroma med innslag av krydder. Myk munnfølelse, Smak av røkt torv. Ikke påtrengende. Litt syrlig. Tørr syrlig ettersmak. Avslutter tørt. Godt balansert. Et "snilt" røykøl. Mye sedimenter igjen i flaska.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, Vinmonopolet. Dark reddish brown. Not much head, but that could be the fault of my glass, not the beer itself. Roasted, smoky aroma with notes of coffee and fruits/berries, milk chocolate. The flavor is smoked wood, dark malts, earthy hops. I can’t really name any other flavors. Very clean. I find this to be very well balanced, very easy to drink. The smoky flavors is very well integrated, very round and smooth. I’d say the mouthfeel is medium to light - or - it feels quite thick in the mouth, but on the other hand it is very easy to drink - so it might be more appropriate to say light body, but thick texture? There’s very little sweetness. Some bitterness and hop flavors come through in the finish. The carbonation is very soft/low.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Light smoke aroma. Smoke and rich malt flavor with light dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smoke and caramel lingers with dark fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear but dark brown with a medium sized beige to tan head. Smoke on the nose, crisp and smooth malt, a touch of toast and just the faintest lagery graininess. Medium bodied, smokey and smooth. Thins out a touch in terms of flavors, still some grain and a nice enough amount of smoke. Slow light smoke lingers for a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
0,5l bottle@home. Finally it arrived and finally i got to have a real taste of this. Pours nice and thick, with a sandy head that disseapers quickly. A bit disseapointing on the nose compared to what i expected, light peat a bit of venison and sea spray. Taste of smokey meat, toffee and dark fruits. Very nice, as i thought it would be. A real good rauchbier.


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