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Spezial Rauchbier Lager

Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Made with barley malt cured by natural beechwood smoke right in the brewery, in the old tradition of Bamberg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7697) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Akkurat. Amber/light brownish with a large head. On the sweet side with smoke, ham, some wood and malt. The body was medium and the carbonation lively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Tap at the brewpub, from wooden barrel. Aroma of a warm cosy bonfire, maybe with little bit of BBQ around, but not too much. Flavour is rather the dying fire, with a bit of ash, colder, spicier, sharp. Medium body with full taste. Lively carbonation in perfect harmony to support and not disturb. Great smoked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2016
- bernsteinfarben mit leichter Schaumbildung - leichte, aber gut wahrnehmbare Raucharomen mit einer schwachen malzigen Süße - angenehme Carbonisierung - geschmacklich verschwindet die Rauchnote relativ schnell im Antrunk - etwas zu schlanker Körper mit einem Hang zur Wässrigkeit - erst im Abgang kommt dann noch eine schöne Hopfenbitternis hinzu - gutes Rauchbier für Einsteiger, mehr aber nicht Fazit: Rauchbier für Beginner !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majek (706) - Ząbki, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Clear, amber colour, fluffy medium head diminishing quite fast. Very intensive aroma with lots of smoked malts (similiar to the smoked meat). Taste is medium sweet, minimal bitter with medium duration smoky finish. High carbonation (it could be softer). Medium body. Solid rauchbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutz (908) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Halve literfles gekocht in Berlijn. Helder amber, kraag blijft niet lang. Ruikt rokerig, beetje likeurig maar niet heel sterk, de smaak is ook rokerig, moutig en een dunne lichtzure afdronk. Weinig koolzuur, weinig spannend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neulen (11) - Nürnberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
The ghost of the hangover vanished in the morning. A whole day of exploration through Bamberg, and it was still not over. The next day started with the smoky scent of the rauchbier, strong but not overwhelming. I could make out the rising carbonation in behind the deep colour. Smoke everywhere, taste, smell, palate, all smokey breakfast. I expected a rude awakening, but this was the opposite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgajdaczewa (1673) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 4, 2016
W aromacie silna szynkowa wędzonka, ognisko, popiół, mokry karton trochę też. W smaku wędzonka już nie taka silna, zbudowana na karmelowo - tostowej podbudowie, nieco za dużo popiołowości jest w tym piwie, podbitej przez mokry karton. Nie przekonało.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1466) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2016
Aroma: smoky suasage. Appearance: clear golden color and thin white head. Taste: no bitterness, nice malty backbone, smoky sausage, balanced, dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, smoky finish. Overall: It is a real liquid sausage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2041) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Clear medium amber, tall thick frothy off-white head, good retention, good lacing; smoked aroma, roasted malts, smoked meat, caramel; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, caramel, smoky; mild sweetbitter malty finish, smoky notes; light body, watery texture, soft carbonation; smooth and easy to drink rauchbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zoigl (13) - Flossenbürg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2016
0.5l Bottle. Golden colour, with a dense but fast disappearing white head. Nose is smoked ham, retronasal is smoked ham too, with some dark malts. Taste is mildly sweet. Good carbonation. Not bad.

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