RateBeer

Baird Rauchbock


Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Style: Smoked | Ratings: 4 | Autumn Seasonal | Alcohol: 6.5%
Rauchbier is an old German beer style, its origins go back to the 1500s where it was a prominent style in the district of Franconia and the town of Bamberg. ‘Rauch’ means ’smoke’ and this is the signature flavor characteristic of a Rauchbier. The smoked flavor is derived from drying green malt over a beechwood fire. Bock is a strong lager of German origin. Baird Rauchbock is a strong, malty, velvety smooth take on this old Franconia smoked style. 100 percent of the malt bill comes from Bamberg-based specialty malting company Weyermann (63% of which is beechwood smoked malt). The hopping is extremely light — just enough Halletau Tradition and Czech Saaz to balance the rich malt flavor. Rauchbock was brewed back in December 2012 and has been conditioning in our cellar for the past 8 months. This long maturation has brought the assertive smoke character into perfect balance.

Aroma   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance     
1
2
3
4
5
Taste   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate   
1
2
3
4
5
Overall   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
TOTAL SCORE   
Comments


View All This Beer's Ratings

Show This Beer's Availability

Wishlist Add - Delete

Beer Rating Assistance
toggle
Click the descriptors below to add them to your comments.

AROMA
 APPEARANCE
 TASTE
 PALATE
 OVERALL

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50