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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abstractbeer (241) - 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 (8314) - 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 (9549) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Hey man it’s Nogne0 you can’t go wrong. What I liked about this brew was the way they blended the smoke, roast, coffee and hop together without a smokey over bearing flavor. It was a good blend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, smoke, light smoked meat, and roasting. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Cloudy and muddy. Sparkling. Many large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, smoke, chocolate, slight smoked meat, roasting, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, smoke, slight caramel finish is lightly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2012
Pours very dark brown. Surprisingly so. Smokey scent. also malt. Lagery mouth feel. Smoke aroma. Malt and dark fruit. Bitter. Interesting and good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, bonfire smoke, light smoke. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, smoke, plastic - bonfire smoke, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120121]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nolegs (27) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bodø. I was very excited about this, since I was lucky enough to get a taste of the original before it was sent to the Norwegian homebrewers championship. In my opinion the original is better. The smoke flavor is kinder in this version, but still very present. A very good rauchbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (686) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Clear, dark brown with a ruby hue. Half-inch light beige, fine-bubbled head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Aroma of smokey, roasted malt, fruit, soy sauce, cheese, licorice, cola. Taste is somewhat sweet upfront, then a dry, woody bitterness takes over, dominated by smoke and licorice. Very good balance overall. Long aftertaste that eventually turns a bit papery and vegetal. Medium body, soft/average carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little watery, but reasonable at this ABV.


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