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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Brewed with imported Beechwood Smoked Malt from Bamburg, Germany, this classic style offers an opportunity to taste beer the way it used to taste. Our Rauchbier is a throwback to the days when all malts were kilned with wood; it is medium bodied and smoky on the palate.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tcane7 (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Draft at the goat race. Pours a cloudy amber with off white head and lace. Nose of smoked meats, caramel and toffee. Very smokey flavor, more so than on the nose. I donít know why I keep trying Rauchbiers when I donít like very smokey beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at The Grey Lodge. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a half finger off white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Mild smokey aroma with a prevalent sweetness suggesting toffee notes and underlying earthy hops. Smokiness comes through in the flavor and is more apparent here than in the initial aroma. Traces of smoke and charcoal, but not overpowering in the least. Finishes with a dash of earthy, leafy hops. Medium bodied, clean and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear orange brown pour. Slight foamy white head. Looks light but has a strong smoky flavor. The smoke pretty much defines it though there appears to be a light sweet trippel underneath. A bit bizarre. The meaty smoked element is quite profound but the rest of it has a gentle sweetness that feels very inconsequential. Appears to be an attempt at a lighter style of Rauch. Yet I feel that anyone who likes Rauch would feel cheated here and anyone who hated Rauch would still run away screaming. So a Bravo to Sly Fox to find converts, but I just do not think this will do it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at the tasting room. Pours clear light copper with a small white head. The aroma Is pretty one dimensional with a nice, sweet Hickory. The taste is lightly smoked with some sweetness. Very nice

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Sampled on tap. Pours amber with thin white head. Woodsy Aromas of smoked smokey malts and some tobacco. Taste is bitter and ashy with a little hops coming through. Body is medium and finish leaves alot of ashy flavors behind

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5913) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2011
Draught at the Loviní Cup. Aroma of smoked bacon, some fruit. Amber-red color with lace. Nicely balanced smoke flavor with wood, bacon, slightly fruity, and I would guess itís an ale. Nice, clean, and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is smokey, caramel and nutty. Taste was sweet with the smokey undertones imparting some bitters. Very refreshing, a smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Tap @ MacGregorís Penfield: pours a deep auburn with just a ring of suds. Smokey nose...somewhat subtle but adequate nonetheless with some burnt wood and just a tad of smoked weed. Flavors are kind of weird though...the smokiness turns into something akin to orange soda...or pop as they call it here...weird acidic citrus turn to the smoke here and Iím not too sure I like it. Its drinkable but for whatever reason, its very soda-like with a smokiness behind it. So, I guess id say its novel and not a smoked beer to take too seriously.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Draft at Memphis Taproom. Pours a dark copper/chestnut brown color with golden amber edges and a half dinger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind. The aroma of this beet was pretty disappointing at first. All I was getting was sweeter malt notes and hardly any smoke at all until it warmed. After a while, the smoked malt presence be ame more evident with hints of charcoal, BBQ and smoked meats. This is countered by the sweeter notes of caramel, rye and biscuit. Medium bodied with a good balance of smokey and sweet malt notes. Like the nose, the flavor of this beer consisted mostly of the sweeter characteristics until it warmed up. After about ten minutes the smoked malt flavors began to appear with hints of charcoal, BBQ, bacon and burnt toast. This is nicely balanced by hints of caramel, toffee, hazelnut, rye and a touch of dry, earthy hops. Complex but not overly smokey making it relatively easy to drink. A good introduction to the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1867) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at tap and mallet. Nice smoke aroma. Itís nice to have an American smoked beer with really prominent Pratt smoke. Good stuff.


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