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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Smoked
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Naturally smoked malt highlights this seasonal "rauch" (meaning "smoke" in German), aged in wet whiskey barrels, sweet peat flavors, blend with vanilla and candied brown sugar, finishing with a hint of black pepper and a wisp of smoke.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (289) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with frothy head. Aroma of smoky camp fire that lingers on your clothes, scotch, molasses. Taste is lightly smoked chocolate, slightly sweet. Absolutely delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
nice heavy thick smokey smell pours dark dark brown with a tan head that is lively and brings out even more smokiness scent taste is one hundred percent with just the right levels of smokiness reminds me of the campfire smell your clothes absorb so good also great to cook with

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a clear deep copperish/brown with an average sized long lasting dull white head that leaves pretty good amounts of lace. Aroma is smoke, vanilla, oak, peat, and some sweet brown sugar like notes. Taste is whiskey, peaty, smoke, brown sugar, vanilla notes mild bitterness and oak. Love smoked beers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Pour a clear reddish brown with a light brown fluffy head that leaves good lacing up the glass. Aroma of campfire, wood, peat, light chocolate and bread. Taste is peaty, woody, brown sugar, light vanilla and pepper. Finishes nice and dry with a medium low carbonation... Overall a great Rauch that’s well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (515) - - MAR 31, 2014
650ml bottle. Blackish brown with bubbly tan head. Smoked peat, burnt oak, toast, roasted ham, pepper, hint of vanilla. Good sweet/bitter balance. Medium-bodied, borderline creamy. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle - Toffee, chocolate and no smoke I can sense. Clear maroon, with a brown head. Little bacon and smoke, lots of caramel and toffee, chocolate and a long finish. Well rounded and mellow, but not as smokey as I would like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Reddish brown por, quite a large beige cap, very creamy and sticky foam. Aroma has a bit of chocolate malt and some smoke and wood hints. Taste has wood, smoke, roast. Finishes with some smoke and roast. Overall, a nicely done brew. Alcohol stays in check, smoke notes are nice, but could be stronger. Worth checking out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (965) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Peat, oak, whiskey, and toasted malt. Clear reddish amber with a thin mottled tan head. Taste is whiskey, toasted malt, vanilla, and smoked peat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Beautiful dark amber to mahogany color, clear, with generous compact head. Delicate but persistent aroma of smoke, peat, wood, acidulated milk, roasted nuts. The mouthfeel is off-dry but quite smooth; the caramel flavor is delicate, layered with peat and some schinken, some milk cream, a bit nutty too; rather low bitterness, and weak final.
Pleasant Rauchbier, but timid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle, shared at the lake with Parksy, May long weekend. Amber gold, very pleasant balance between grains, sweet barrel, and campfire smoke. Extremely drinkable, full flavoured, with no single component dominating. A tame rauch, tame barrel, but just really enjoyable, exceeding my expectations.


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