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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (786) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2016
L: -pours a clear amber with a medium,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -smoke,woody,raisins,bacon,yeast sweetness T: -smoke,bready,yeast sweetness,bacon F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body O: Not nearly as complex as Schlenkerla’s offerings , but a good,crushable Rauchbier

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2454) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle, ABV 4,9%. Pours amber with a small, beige head. Aroma is smoky, caramelly, smoked ham. Very filling. Taste is smoke, light peat, smoked ham, some caramel, tar. Fairly full.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (2119) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2016
Van de tap in uiltje bar, Amber tot robijn met een crème kraag geur vol van rook. Snaak redelijk zoet vruchten thee daarna wederom rook

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Draught at Akkurat. Clear copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, charcuteries, bonfire, light floral hops and grain. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, smoke, bacon and light caramel. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Hugely drinkable. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garlic_of_Doom (626) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Getränkenfeinkost. I had this straight from the bottle so the appearance is set at a median 3. Aroma is smoky, woody and grassy. Taste is smoky, woody, light malty, spicy and peppery. Medium body, high soft carbonation, soft and smooth mouth feel, yet dry. Smoky, herbal bitter aftertaste with slight yeast notes.

Hands down one of the best smoked beers I’ve had. Not as sweet as many can be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2530) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Copper color with tan head. Aroma is smokey ham and light sweetness, good balance. Taste is light smoke, light sweetness, but the beer behind it comes through as well. Refreshing and rather light and well-balanced Rauchbier. Good! 7-4-6-4-15 = 3.6. At the brewery. The carbonation is a bit higher than expecte, but the aroma is delightful and the beer nicely balanced, not overtaking. 8-4-7-4-15

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lars_G (4) - - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
Colour is amber and clear. Foam is okay, disappears again fast but sticks to the side of the glass.. Aroma sweet and smokey with some wood. Not too heavy. Fizzy in mouth, primary in the front of the tongue, but the general mouth feel is good. Smokey notes and tobacco, but also caramel, sweet dried fruits like raisin, and a hint of toffee and vanilla. Recommended as and introduction to rauchbier :-)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerGantzel (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of smoke and roasty malt. Brown and clear. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Average carbonation, medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (634) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (166) - 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.


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