Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (464) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle @ home. backlog. Almost clear amber color with an off-white head. A Little lacing. Clean smoked-wood aroma with peat. Biscuits, toast and wood balances. Taste is dry, crisp, malty and smoky with peat, wood, biscuits. Notes of bread and red fruits. Earthy and grassy finish with a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
markschiedon (399) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
Drinking blind from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma whisky, smoked eel, smoked sausage. No beer aroma. The clear orange beer has a small white head. In the taste smoke, sausage.Low carbonated. Although I like smoked beer, I don?t get around this sausage taste and smell. To bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3548) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Very classical Bamberg Rauchbier (along with Aecht Schenkerla) linked to a brewery, malt house and pub with roots dating back to 1536. Amber coloured with brownish hue, stable yellowish head; clearly smoked aroma of charcoal, smoked bacon and peat, but malt sweetness and some banana too, less ’attacking’ than the Aecht Schenkerla smoked beers; caramelly, clean malt taste, complex thanks to the subtle and elegant smokiness, not too dry, satisfying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2014
Alla spina. Aroma di cereala, miele e tocco affumicato più leggero rispetto alla Marzen. Sempre con un ottima bevibilità.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (408) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Leathery smoke aroma. Amber clear white head. Lots of leather and some smoke in the taste. Long lasting smokey finish. Fantastic smokiness with enough body in the background although being a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4224) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home courtesy of mctapps, cheers Sabine
slightly hazy mid amber brown with minimal white lacing. Gentle beechsmoke and caramel. Smokey, moderate body and carbonation, fruity, biscuit, long bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (2145) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Half for me and half for the Chilli that I’m cooking. I figured the smoke would be just what the chilli needed. We’ll see. Pours Deep clear Amber with an off-White head. Wet wood smoke on the nose. Quite a decent, dry lager with just a touch of smoke to it. I rather enjoyed it though I reckon my chilli would have preferred a more dramatic Rauchbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4448) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Vom fass at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with foamy white head. Nice smoky aroma, rich chewy smoke, definitely in schlenkerla’s league, meaty, bacon notes, clean. Taste is smoky, potent smoky flavors with nice subtle malt base, never sweet or yeasty, very clean and dry, super easy drinking. Palate is light, maybe just a tad watery, light carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1441) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Orange gold in color with a small head. Aroma was indeed smokey. Taste was also amokey, kind of like a smoked ham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours amber with white head. Smoked aroma. Malty smoked flavor. Just the right quantity of smokiness. My favorite smoked beer so far.

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