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Spezial Rauchbier Lager

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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with barley malt cured by natural beechwood smoke right in the brewery, in the old tradition of Bamberg.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11495) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Smoked. Moderate bitter nor pleasent smoked flavor. Average light bitetr finish. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2461) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Off white head, clear amber body, dotty fluffy lacing. Malts, peat, tar, grass to the nose. Taste is quite malty, good fruitiness, notes of smoke and tar. Finishes fruity with smokey notes. Nice to my palate. Overall a good brew. [50cl brown bottle 4.7%abv BB10-09-2015 , T@Ferie2015]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
On tap at Spezial in Bamberg. Light smoky smell, also bready malty. Similar light smoky taste. Clean. Full flavoured. I love the level of smoke in this, just enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round two. Bottle. Gorgeous pour, fuzzy then turns brown. Good tan foam. Softer smoke aroma, a bit rich body, smoke is strong but balanced. A touch of salt and lagering sour, rich body. Very tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Draught at Spezial Keller, Bamberg, Germany. Clear golden, medium white head. Soft smokey aroma, but not etirely dominating. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roublard (219) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2015
Tapped. Appears deep amber slightly light body with nice thin foam. Smoked aroma is very rich and interesting - some paprica, ham, cheese and, of course, smoke. Thin body with lovely smoked finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (5528) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 26.04.12. Schön intensives Röstmalz-Raucharoma. Frisch malzig, nicht zu intensiv, schön tief. Der Hauptteil ist rauchig-malzig, intensiv, schön ausgewogen bitter. Lecker!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Mortlach shared with Boban in Vranovo-Serbia. Thank you. Pours a fantastic dark Amber clear color, bright with a caramel bright appearance. Medium off-white head. Nose: Roquefort cheese, provola cheese, smoked caramel barley. Mouth: ouh boy! A smoked lager which kicks! Juicy cheese, smoked mozzarella. Bravoooo!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
1/3 pint at BeeRoma 2015 (short rating, overall impressions only). Sweet paprika, cured ham and smokey sausages notes dominate this crisp and refreshing rauch lager. Volatile but satisfying toasted malts taste, togheter with a solid earthy bitterness. High drinkability. Well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
At the brewery. The aroma is subtle smoke, caramel. Deep Amber, clear appearance. The flavor is slight smoke, caramel. The finish is smoky, salt, light noble hops. Excellent.


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