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Brewed by Brauerei Rittmayer Hallerndorf
Style: Smoked
Hallerndorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Rauchbier mit einzigartigem Whisky-Rauchmalz-Geschmack. Unser Braumeister hat im Vorfeld Brauereien und Distillerien in Schottland besucht. Dieses Torf-Rauchmalz ist nur in Schottland erhältlich.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2075) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 31, 2012
21/07 GT at Richtar Jakub, 0.5 l bottle. It poured clear orange body with tiny white head. Whisky aroma, peat and ash, not alcoholic though. Nice peat flavor, slightly acidic, only some touch of caramel and cheese noted. Medium in body with long finish. Very simple, almost exclusively peat, which I did not adore, but still managed to be pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2012. Dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Rich peaty smoky, swampy, earthy, herbal, mild ashy aroma. Rich caramel, burnt, a bit spicy, peaty smoky flavor. Cool beer.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
Beige lace, clean brown body. Peat, big time, almost like a pleated whiskey. Bitter astringent taste and more peat. Really not my kind of thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle, RBESG 2012 grand tasting. Amber to brown clear colour. Aroma very strong peat, you can almost feel the taste in your nose. Smoke, wood. Taste strong peat all the way, medium bitter. Very smooth, extremely drinkable, not harsh at all. One of my highlights of the evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (3777) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2012
RBESG Grand Tasting. Amber color with small white head. Peated aroma with wood. Taste, peat, nice smokiness, bacon, sweet malt. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 21, 2012
RBESG. Dark amber-red body. Lovely smoked cheese nose, some peatiness. Sweet nose, nice maltiness, big peatiness and general smokiness for the relatively light body. Bacon, balanced. Nice. Heck, WOW!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (815) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2012
(Flasche) Es hat eine mittelbraune bis bernsteinerne Färbung, ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr rauchig-torfig, fast wie ein Islay Whiky, nur weicher. Der Geschmack ist ähnlich, nur schlanker. Bitter ist nicht vorhanden und die Karbonisierung passt. Zusammengefasst ein muss für Rauchbierliebhaber.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Clear deep mahogany colour with small to average size off-white head. Peat, smoke, whisky sweetness and malt in aroma. Flavour is peat, moderate smokiness, smoked ham and malt. Quite nice actually. More peat than smoke in flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at Hütt’n in Nov. 2011, and bottle at home; best by 5/24/2012: Rusty chestnut. Everlasting creamy ivory foam adorns the glass. Potent iodine aromas intertwined with breadcrust, fresh leather, cookie, tar, and an invigorating whiff of minerals. Beautifully fluffy weightlessness to the carbonation. Initially airy, dryly malty and clean as a whistle, with a buoyant core of minerals tempered by potent iodine. Nary a trace of residual sweetness, or weight for that matter, aside from a flash of apricot jam and dabs of heavily creamed hazelnut coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Iodine character is much more bright than medicinal, and more akin to hospital scents (medical tape, squooshy bed, etc.) than anything else. Even a bit of road tar shyly exudes, adding some eccentricity to the mix. Exemplary dryness cleanses the palate, beckoning yet another sip, as the minerals offer light grip and contrast to the snappy maltiness. Whiskey malt prevails over the judiciously incorporated and sparingly dextrinous Munich with a fruity slickness. Closes with a toasted biscuit Munich punctuation graced with an assertive iodine vibrancy. Now this is fun! Fine specimens like this one are precisely why I love German beer. The technical knowledge coupled with the lengths taken to address even the most minor of details, is paralleled by few. The brewers here have coaxed virtually every nuance from the malt, resulting in something that is thoroughly fulfilling yet amazingly dry and balanced. With the usage of whiskey malt, not only is this interesting and unique (especially in notoriously traditional Bavaria where conservatism in brewing runs deep), but ultimately this is much more than an experiment. It’s quite delectable and a very cool deviation on a tradition style.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle (not that cork though in the picture though). Aroma smoke, malts. Slightly thin palate and leaves an aromatized lager feel. Needs more body to be really premium. But Not Bad.


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