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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 14, 2013
A dark brown lager coevered by a healthy and lasting pale beige head. Leathery, barkey smoke is heavily intense, up there with Schlenkerla in terms of smoke intensity yet different with its touch of earthy moisty peat. Richer than many a Franconian examples though, or at least more on the Bock than Marzen side of the spectrum, procuring generous nutty and toasty nuances. The moderate residual sugars provide desserty hints like chocolate and vanilla, but all held at bay by an effective carbonation and tight spicy, leafy hoppiness of noble lineage. The finish is lovely, offering an impressive dry-out effect, carbonation reaching its climax and hop flavours slicing through the sugars with impeccable efficiency while smoke flavours are never forgotten and peak right up in the aftertaste. This is for smokeheads only, indeed the smoke is intense enough that you suspect it hides quite a few intricacies, but a real pleasure for those enlighted brothers of mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown in colour with a very small beige head, was expecting a really smokey beer but this was not to be the case. It had a mild smokiness to it with some malt and roasted caramel aromas. Light body, a bit thin with some sweetness and light smoke character. Lacking balance between aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is smoky, meaty, bacon, taste is similar, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Very well done. Chocolate and caramel in the aroma. The flavor is sweet with a hint of smoke. Very well balanced with a lively mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2626) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Well really an excellent beer one of the best smoked brews I've ever had. Chord with a nice tan head a little lace and a very dark brown almost opaque color. Aroma is roast a little smoke malts hint of coffee and cocoa. Flavor is like aroma, plus has a little sour and carbonic tang that normally I don't like with smoke beers but here it works quite well. Body isn't as lush as I might have expected for this style of beer but actually it works better and makes it quite drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3860) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle: Very dark brown, nearl black color, coffee-brown creamy/foamy head. Aroma is smoky malt, milder then Schlenkerla for example. Flavor is also malty, light sourly, roasty, dark chocolate, cacao, mild smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of campfire, smoked meat, & some caramel; Flavor of smoky/roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, and some coffee; Nice aroma - solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8935) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle - Smoke, peat and some light booze. Dark brown with a rich head. Light smoke and a pale malt sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma - not impressive for the style - a little smoke, burnt sugar, toffee, and peat Appearance - very dark brown, with an off white wisp halo Taste - taste has more smoke than anything, peat and caramel are also present. Palate - a medium body, texture is thick, peaty finish Could be that Schlenkerla spoiled me, and I’m trying to have something measure up to it, but this just seemed lacking. What I will say is that it was closest in taste to Schlenkerla’s Rauchbier Marzen. Not bad, but ultimately forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
pour thanks to adnielsen pours a dark opaque brown with a big tan head. aroma is smokey and earthy. flavor is coffee, roasted malts, with a smoky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle @ Greg’s apartment, picked up in StL I believe. Pours a dark brown appearance with a creamy brown head. Light smoke, chocolate, herbal hoppy, caramel aroma. Pretty thick malty, chocolate, roasty, peat smoky flavor with a bit of ash and swamp on the finish.

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