Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A healthy beige head mostly stays above the clear copper with ruby tinges. Woohoo, more smokey than anticipated. There’s plenty of beechwood smoke in there, bringing forth woodsy, tobacco, leafy and earthy notes, but in a rather candied Munich malt profile where nuttiness has a vegetal lactone connotation and vanilla hints. From the nose, it smells like it’s going to be sweet. Yet in mouth, while its bock nature introduces a malt forward and hop timid nature, the generous smoke provides a nice counterbalance and in a way, so does the beer’s leanliness. It is fairly thin for a beer of this stature and this makes it seem less in your face caramelly sweet. Plenty of bready and cerealic nuances to the maltiness. Tasty product that can be regarded as an easy drinker, as a captivating food matcher and as a rather complex beverage on its own.
jmgreenuk (3253) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at worldbeertaste’s temporary leaving The Hague tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly head. The aroma is toffee malt light fruit. The flavour is medium bitter woody with a veggie light pumpkin like, weak smoke palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is smoke, cigar, citrus, caramel and tar. Taste is moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Ok.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of light smoke, caramel and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
worldbeertaste (1536) - AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of sweet cherries, smoke, sausage, smoked malt. Medium thin body. Tastes of dark caramel, mild malt and a fruity smoked finish. Interesting and a bit boring but drinkable. A bit thin.
Moravius (245) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bamberger Bierwochenende, Bier Nr. 7. Vom Faß im Spezialkeller, Bamberg. - Tiefstes Rotbraun, rasch schwindender beigefarbener Schaum. In der Nase karamellige Süße, Blockmalz und ein Hauch von Rauch (Schwarzwälder Schinken). Im Antrunk Rosinensüße und Blockmalz; schwer aber nicht dick. Dezente Rauchnote; leichte dunkle Frucht. Mild rezent. Für ein Bockbier enorm leicht und süffig. Abgang fein fruchtig mit ganz leichter Zitrusnote, leicht grasig-pfeffriger Hopfen. - Süßes Blockmalz, dezenter Rauch, fruchtige Note und kühlender Hopfen in perfekter Harmonie. Vorzüglich!
madmitch76 (13039) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. On tap at the delightfull brewpub. Clear deep amber - brown beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, fine carbonation. Rich malt with burned toffee. Whisper of esters. Light bitterness before the crispy finish.
AndySnow (2251) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: At the brewpub.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a thick off-white head.
Aroma: Smokey malt aroma.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked tar, sausage, malt.
Theydon_Bois (6467) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, tap at Spezial Bamberg, 25/01/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates but retains.
Nose is smoked malt, toffee, light rubber, smoked ham.
Taste comprises a big malt load, toffee, smokey twang but not huge, brown sugar, brown bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, malt lead closure.
Decent, not a huge amount of depth for the ABV but subtle smoke as per the other Spezial beers.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, dark bread, toffee. Malty caramel flavor, hay, bready, fruity notes, grassy notes.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Spezial brewery Bamberg. Dark brown beer lasting beige head. Strong malty bocky aroma. But with some brown malts as well. Bit of perfume on aroma too. It’s strong i can tell. No smoke. Just strong brown malt. Christ how strong is this tastes stronger than it probably is. It’s good but I wouldn’t want more than this. A bit like an old in the UK. But not sour. Full in mouth. Good