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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Brown 0.5 litre bottle, 6.9% ABV. best before 31 Mar 09, drank 17 Feb 09. A gift from Fred Waltman: I forget what he got in exchange. Poured into a La Chouffe tulip glass. Mahogany reddy/brown and clear for a rauchbier, sadly what little head arrived soon left. A small collar of light tan was all that remained. A slight burnt aroma, a bit like a smoked ham or bar-b-que briquette but not as pronounced. The taste was malty sweet with a hint of smoking jacket and cigars. As the beer warms the smokiness becomes more prevalent and begins to take over completely. Far from a rich, deep or creamy body, it does however have a presence. The alcohol is just about evident and it warms the mouth as the flavours begin to die away.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Rated both at Abseits and the brewery Nov 2011. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, toasted bread, caramel), with notes of smoked meat, fireplace, date, brown sugar, black tea. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation. Among Spezial’s best offerings. Not the most satisfying mouthfeel (as with most of their beers), but a very nice aroma and flavor balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5752) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Dark, ruddy brown. Mild brown ale, again with what I find as the characteristic Spezial mellow smokiness, a good comforting winter beer. (#4392, 12/2/2011)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (815) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark, fine head. Malty aroma with sweetness and spices. Slight smoked flavour, malt, sweetness and a little bitterness. Quite fresh actually.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2011
Bottled 500ml (ABV 6.7%, BB 05/2011)
Thanks Bierkoning! Deep nut brown color, good cloudy beige head. Aroma has smoke, barley grains, paper and caramel, maybe a bit berryish too. Front is sweetish caramel malty. Then lingering smokeyness, some alcohol and light hoppyness. Smoother and less smokey than Schlenkerlas, but pleasant and stylish rauchbock.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10710) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 7, 2011
Malziger Antrunk, leicht rauchig, die Intensität überzeugt, da sowohl die Aspekte des Bocks als auch des Rauchmalzes deutlich erkennbar sind. Die Rauchigkeit, die sich dem bekannten "Schinken-Aroma" annähert, wird stärker, ebenso der würzige Beiton. Die Rauchigkeit ist nun der Hauptbestandteil, cremig, wie vorher sehr harmonisch. Im Abgang etwas süßer und malziger, die Rauchnoten sind hier nur noch zaghaft vertreten. Das Bier stellt einen guten Kontrast zu dem viel rauchigeren Schlenkerla Urbock dar. Gerne wieder! Vielen Dank an MoritzF für das Bier! Test vom 24.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,13,13,12,12 - 12,30

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Nose is sweet malty and with mild notes of smoke and bacon. Flavors are sweet malts, caramel, rye, sugar and subdued smoke. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2011
On tap @ Wildeman. The aroma has caramel, toffee, some fruits, tobacco, smoked meat. Clear, dark amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel, dark fruits, tobacco, meat and some grassy hops. Light bodied, bit sticky. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10854) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle from ølbutikken clear amber small light brown head. faint smoke, faint flowery sort of sourness. malts in the aroma. palte is pretty strange, sort of bubbly and soapy flavor is smoked, sweet malty, slightly sourish. dry , almost sort of bretty. (not sure this was intended)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2011
[3/1/11] Draught at De Wildeman in Amsterdam. Clear red-ruby color with a stable medium beige head. Aroma of smoked sausages and some malt. Sweetish flavor with caramel, malt, some burnt wood and smoked meat. Medium-bodied. A good Rauchbier.


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