Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 606   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (613) - München, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
A rauchbier should be smoky, like a slightly aged smoked ham. This is amongst the best straight forward Rauchbiers there are. A good fresh and drinkable smoked beer. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2015
Clear amber color with lots of thick off white head. Looks really nice and the foam curtains beautifully throughout the drinking. Strong but balancd aroma of smoke and leather. Much milder tasting beer than the aroma lets you think. It has a light sweetness to it and the smokeyness seem to only dominate the aroma. Not much bitterness. Over all a good balance between the smokey aroma and the sweet taste. Good medium full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
50cl bottle at home. Clear amber with medium slightly off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle smokey sweet- and bitterness. Malts, caramel, smoke, grain and herb. Tasty smoked brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17757) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Draft at Brauerei Spezial in Bamberg during the Post-Christmas Bamberg Jolly of January 2014. Pours clear, rich amber-gold with a frothy, white head. Gorgeous, with light smoke in the nose, moderately sweet flavour, fire, beechwood, toasted cereal. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate smokey fire on the finish, with dry cured ham, toasted bread. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (502) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2015
Ambrata carica con riflessi caramello, limpida, schiuma ocra leggerissimo, quasi bianca, fine ma non molto persistente. Aroma affumicato (speck), leggerissima crosta di pane, zucchero caramellato. Al palato sempre speck anche se meno marcato, zucchero caramellato e crosta di pane che permane sul finale insieme ad una nota affumicata e lievemente erbacea. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata, abbastanza acquosa, molto beverina.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3808) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2015
0,5l bottle from a grocery store in Bamberg. Pours clear chestnut with a high head. Aroma is malts and smoked ham. Flavor is malts, smoked ham and hops. It’s no Schlenkerla, but not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ruprecht_007 (755) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2015
Výborný rauchbier, vyvážená chuť, nádherná vůně a konzumace přímo v pivnici spezial v Bambergu to vše jen umocní .-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (1176) - - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber color with white head. Aroma - Smoked cheese, nuts, bacon. Taste - Slightly smoked, malty, wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ischas (363) - - SEP 7, 2015
0.5 l bottle. Aroma: smoked ham. Appearence: clear, amber beer, white foam. Taste: Mettwurst, watery. Aftertaste: Ashtray combined with ham. Overall: not that bad for a smoked one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (2046) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Thx Dolle! Pours golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of malts, smoke, light hop, very clean nose. Taste is sweet, malty base with smokes and light hops. Very well balanced. Nice drinkability!

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