Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Hazy, amber apearance with a small head that left little lacing. After the initial dose of smokiness, the aroma developed more of a pumpernickel bread-like quality. Taste was not as intense as some other over-the-top rauchbiers, but it still offers the woodsy, earthy, leathery attributes that smoked beer fans have come to enjoy. Well balanced, modestly hopped finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4218) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2004
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 AOBF 04. Bottle. Yellow-golden, clear, but almost syrupy looking. Aroma of spicy lager yeast, full flavorful smoke (wood smoke, smoked fish, salt, pork rinds, earthiness). Flavor is full of charcoal notes, but mixed with good malt sweetness, quite creamy, very smooth. Iím not finding much lager quality, but thatís ok, because the smoke flavor is great (wouldnt expect any less from Bamberg). Other than that, not too much else goin on. Some light nuttiness, hints of earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1514) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2004
color is hazy deep golden, malts are light, smoke is moderate and complementary, instead of dominating. aroma is quite spicy! flavor is smoky, a bit cardboardy and medicinal...but still damn good...perfect amount of smoke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RugbyMike (14) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
I am rating this beer as a good example of the style. It is an acquired taste, kind of like a Bavarian weissbier, but for its style it is good. The smokiness of the wood used to dry the barley is very prominent and this beer goes well with ham or sausage, but is not a refreshing, thirstquencher in my estimation. Still, Bamberg is known for its rauchbier and it must be tried whilst there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2004
At first I was really impressed with the smoked taste but after a few minutes I began to struggle with it. The smokiness overpowers any other flavours eventially making it a difficult beer to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2004
Orange amber. Off white head. Salty smoke nose. Carmelized malts, nutty, leather, toasted malts. A perfect underlying smoke smoke character, subdued but always there. A very nice brew, perfect with smoked foods. I will be searching for the breweries other offerings with anticipation!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Copper body with dense miniscule suspended particulates. Aroma of smoke and burnt pumpkin. Decent flavor of squash, apples, and smoked bacon. An enjoyable smoke beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Somewhat hazy amber body. Tee haze was likely a chill-haze as it cleared up as it warmed. The quickly collasing head is white a frothy, and diminshes ti just a thin film. The aroma is smoke, peat, and little bit of malt. The flavor is much the same with a bit of sweetness right after the swallow, but then a very smoked beef jerky finish dominates. The body is medium and fairly smooth. A nice beer that seems as if it would pair nicely with a nice big rare steak. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Pours a clouded brown-orange. Tons of tiny particles hang suspended in this. Nose is smoked meat. I canít get anything else from this. Itís the same with all of this style. The taste is more smoked meat and maybe some wood. Itís lighter than some of the others smoked beers I have had and that makes it more appealing but this style is going to take more getting used to than lambics and geuezes, it seems. Finishes, well, like smoked meat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Cloudy amber color,with plenty of susupended yeast throughout the brew.Small white head that lasted for a decent amount of time and left a decent lace behind.The aroma was malty and mildly hopped with just a very faint hint of smoke to it.The flavor was malty and mildly bitter with hops.The smoke seems to have to struggle to make a decent appearance,no doubt it's there but only faintly.The after taste is hoppy with a light bitterness.Not a bad brew but since i like a little more smoke to my brew,this one doesn't do it for me.It works out well as a lager but as a smoked brew it just doesn't get there.Worth trying atleast once but nothing more then that.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 51 52 53  54  55 56 57 » 59

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50