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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This brew was inspired by the historical burning of our hometown of Chambersburg, PA in 1864 shortly before the Battle of Gettysburg. During the burning, the brewery in town, "Ludwigs Brewery" was burned to the ground by Confederate soldiers. In remembrance of this event we created a German style rauchbier, or dark smoked lager. This beer uses all its ingredients from Bamberg, Germany, which is where the style was born and in by coincidence, the same area where Ludwig himself was born and taught to brew. It is made with a special birch wood smoked malt that imparts a light smoky aroma, taste, and dryness to the palate. The pilsner malt and noble German hops are used to balance this dryness making it very enjoyable as well as different. We believe this beer resembles how Ludwig himself might have brewed it over 100 years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown to near black with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, smoke, light chocolate and had a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2016
Sampled from the tap at Black Squirrel. Pours a clear brown with a slight amber hue and a tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a nice light smoke and some roasted malts with a bread backbone. Flavor has light roasted malts and smoke throughout with a light sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Draft at Black Squirrel. Black color, tan head. Aroma of campfire. Taste is burnt brownies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
has a smoked, slight bologna aroma. A smooth body with a nice slight chocolate malt taste. not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at Eulogy. Black pour with some lasting soft tan foam. Roasted malts with some smoke in the finish. Medium body. Mild notes of molasses, coffee, liquorice, chocolate and dark fruits. Mostly just feels roasty. The smokiness is not hidden - but also not aggressive. Not extraordinary, but very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
bottle. near black with small head. smoked malt with a bit of sweetness. this isn’t a style i dig at all, but it’s not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From growler, courtesy of TVD. Nice sweet smoky aroma, with chocolate, coffee, and night smoked malt aromas - not meaty. Dark black body with thin off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with molasses, chocolate, and coffee. Nice smoky presence but not overly aggressive; mellow smokiness. Finish is light bitter with sweet-smoky notes. Smooth light smoky sweet after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - JUN 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-15-12 - \ Served in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep brown-nearly black color with a medium off white head. The head faded to leave a moderate amount of lacing. Smell – Roasty malt aromas are heaviest and are mixed with some smoke. There are also some hints of sweet chocolate mixed in the nose that meld well with the smoke and roast. Taste- The taste starts out a bit on the more roasty malt side. Some hints of chocolate are also present initially. The sweeter chocolate fades over time with a smoky flavor that takes its place. At the very end a very light bitter coffee flavor comes into the flavor, giving a slightly more bitter smoky chocolate flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is a bit on the creamier and thicker side with a medium level of carbonation. Rather appropriate for the smoky chocolaty flavor. Overall – A nice easy to drink brew. One that is well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1257) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a dark black (clearer towards the bottom) with little head. Has a coffee and chcokate aroma with some smoked malt. Tastes starts sweet dark fruits (prunes) and has some spices and malt. Aftertaste has some prunes but is also a little smoky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Pours dark with a lasting cream colored head and lots of lace. Aroma is smoked, roasted. Taste roasted malt, smokey, sweet malt, well carbonated medium body, smokey almost watery dry finish

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