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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A Lager Brewed with 100% beechwood smoked pils malt (malt smoked in Bamberg, Germany). Pale golden in color, and lightly hopped, this lager is a showcase of the smoked malt, with a great smoked biscuit bouquet and a smokey honey taste.
Ingredients:
Malt: Wyermann Smoked Malt
Hops: German Tradition
Yeast: Danish Lager
Gravity: 1.060 - 1.010


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured from a 1 Pint, 1 FL.OZ bottle. The color is dark gold with medium white head that dissipates quickly , I smell lots of malt and smoke (which I like). I taste all the same with a sweetness in the finish, nice beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
This was a bold rauch bier. Great aroma, looks good. Taste was a bit thin, with a bit of a sharp bite, with a too-light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle - Sweet honeyed bacon and smoke. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Very carbonated smoke and a little sweet bacon. The carbonation and intense flavors with a light finish make it a little different. Refreshing Rauch? Not sure but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle - hazy gold - not much of a head - nose is a nice showcase for the beechwood smoke - its rich earthiness is not interfered with by abundant hopping or other character - some malt sweetness just serves as a subtle counterpoint to the dry, woody smoke - flavor is not heavy on the smoke, but you wouldn’t want it to be in such a light lager, as it would become to harsh/abrasive - fairly dry, with a light mineral bite that makes the moderate smoke pop a bit more on the palate - finish brings mild honey sweetness to round things out - lovely blonde rauchbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Spec’s, Houston 50cl: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is mostly BBQ, smoky malts, and some meat. Taste is pretty much the same. This is a simple, perhaps even one-dimensional rauchbier, but I think it is very well put together for what it is.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EllisGl (5) - No, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I didn’t pour this, I just drank from the pint bottle. First smell like Heineken and Miller High life were mixed together. The first taste was fairly astringent tasting, almost like a Listerine knock off, but did reminded me of BBQ I’ve had before. Another sniff gave me some faint cat pee / piney smell. After couple more sips and reading reviews, makes me wonder if they smoked this in Oak. I’m not partial to the smell of burning oak. It’s like if they made a liquid smoke of Oak and dropped in the brew. Another note, I did notes some floating particles in the bear. But I don’t thing that added or subtracted anything, since it wasn’t all that much. Overall, strange tasting, but drinkable, not horrible, but wouldn’t probably go out an purchase again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, hazy, little to no head, nor lacing.   Smoked aroma, a little meaty, and what I like is no real Band-Aid.   Very subtle on the tongue, comes on quickly but falls off even faster.   A little mealy on the exit.   Feels a bit thin, bordering on thin I should say.   Very light smoke lingers after the finish.   Smells good, but is very soft (too soft) on the tongue.   Seems fairly clean tho.   Thanks Bill!


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours hazy, rosey orange. Aroma is ham. Just ham. Taste is meat and oranges. Finish is meaty. Strong aroma but taste doesn’t live up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4879) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Gold pour, white head. Light smoke, beef, refreshing. Easy palate, bbq, smoke, thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2192) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2013
17 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of smoke and malts. Taste is smokey with a hint of sweet malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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