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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2012
An excellent beer. As a fan of rauchbiers, this one stood out from the rest. Pours a brown/black with a persistent head. The aroma is rich and smoky with a little sweetness. The flavor is crisp, clean, and smoky with just the right balance of malt and bitterness. Delicious. I will seek this out again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2765) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 8, 2012
Slightly lactic nose reminiscent of imperial stout, hint of black pepper. Thick bodied and smooth, dark chocolate then plenty of earthy smoke but light on the phenols. Roast coffee and more dark chocolate in the lengthy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3487) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with fairly little head. Smokiness just leaps off the nose of this, like you’re drinking a fire. Very easy drink, assuming you like smoke.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2012
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Clear dark brown, small coarse head. Intense meaty smoke with a surprising touch of menthe. Dryish with medium body andn relaxed, soft mouthfeel. Quite intense woody meaty smoke, grassy hops just support. Mid bitter finish. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle from The Bottle Shop. Drunk on train from Walmer to Ashford after visiting Plough at Ripple. Always travel well prepared. Very deep brown colour with lasting dark beige head. Smoked game aroma. Not sausage or bacon but way gamier in the meat smoke stakes here. Touch of peaty whisky smoke. Rich in the mouth. Smooth too. Rich smokey and mysterious. Some molasses and coal tar. Like licking a bikers leather jacket thats been made of venison hide. Rather stunning if I am being honest. Almost as stunning as view over Dover coming in by train. It has great finesse for such a beer. Finish has more of the smoke some toffee and some ashtray smokiness. Bit like a bikers pub at the end of the night. Yes leather and ashtray and smoked venison. A beer I wont forget in a hurry. Entertaining. Smooth slightly sweet toffee malt in mouth

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a thick head. Aroma coffee, roasted malts. Light on the smoke. Strong palate. Not Bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1159) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
Finally I got to taste a "local" brew. Erlann Eldorsen, the winner of the Norwegian homebrewer’s championship 2011, is from my hometown Bodø and have been homebrewing for many years. The beer pours a deep redbrown colour with a small light beige head. An undeniably smokey aroma with tar and leather. Has a nice and round smokey touch in the flavour as well, with some fruit, leather and wood. A slick mouth feel, and medium bitterness. This is a fantastic, well balanced, and easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3436) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours black, with the slightest red tint and a thin dark tan head. Scent is rich, sweet malts, charcoal,dark fruit, light smoke and peat. Taste is semi-sweet, slight caramel, more fruit, a little chocolate..... Not overly smoky, just a bit at the back of the throat. Quite good. Very smooth and slick. Dry. As a smoked, it’s pretty mild, but for overall taste, it’s quite excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (1700) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
(Bottle@The Rake, London) Pours dark brown with a tan head and medium lacing. Medium body and taste of malty, smoky roasted, chocolate and caramel. Very impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5960) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle and enjoyed in an Imperial Pint glass: Rich mahogany hue with a lasting frothy off white head and very good lacing. The aroma has light to moderate smoked malt, some caramel and biscuity malt, hint of grassy hops and a lager yeast ester. The taste is quite nice, not overpowering as the smoke complements the sweet malts. The light touch of noble hop bittering adds some depth. The mouth feel is properly carbonated and as a woody dryness on the finish. I like this a lot. Well done indeed.


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