Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Made with barley malt cured by natural beechwood smoke right in the brewery, in the old tradition of Bamberg.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours slightly hazy amber with small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is smoked ham, grains. Taste smoke, sweet malt, lively carbonation, sweet smoke lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
At the brewery. The aroma is subtle smoke, caramel. Deep Amber, clear appearance. The flavor is slight smoke, caramel. The finish is smoky, salt, light noble hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (214) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Biermuseum in Cologne, best before 17/3/2015. Clear, amber with a huge, extremely fine pored, creamy, very slowly diminishing, tan head. Intense aroma of smoked beechwood, smoked ham or campfire. Some lager-grassiness hides in the background. Very appetising! Taste is even more grassy but still dominated by the smoke flavours. Medium long, very mild finish. Somewhat thin body, almost creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very nice, easily drinkable Rauchbier. Very harmonic and of real quality!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4455) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of rauched malt abd bitter hops. Light body, flavour is sweet and smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (442) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Bacon!! Clear chestnut, white head. Bready malts, prickly smoke and birch taste. Balanced, sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (365) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a walnut brown color, with a decent, froth, slightly bubbly head. Salt coated, bready malts, which got a honeyed peak to them. While the beer warms up, a gentle smoked note settles on top of the maltiness, adding up very well with the salts. Starts with salty, earthy malts and a good amount of smoked ham, while malts tend to turn sweeter, while drinking. Lively carbonation supports big waves of smoke, while only a whiff of salt shines through. Finishes with a short dry glance, then sweeter, toffeeish malts go well along with the smokiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Fra fat på bryggeripuben 9 Okt 14. Mørk gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. Svakt røstet aroma. Smaken har et lett røykpreg hvor malt kommer gjennom.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
Vom fass at the brewpub, 500ml. Clear amber coloured body, beige head diminishing. Caramel on the nose smoked. Wood, caramel and smoked meat to the flavour profile. Drying malts to the ending. Medium bodied. Accepted (late night drinking in Bamberg 09.10.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2237) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear bronze. Film of white head. Smoky rubber. Very savoury. Taste is light sweet. Some dry. Body seems thin, given the imparted smokiness. Finishes with a little sweetness. Not chewy enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1559) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Aroma of smoked bacon. A dark clear amber with a white ring and minimal lacing. The taste is smoky (but not over the top) hints of malts, leather, and wood. Crisp finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a very rewarding Rauchbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (569) - GREECE - OCT 10, 2014
From tap at Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg. Amber color with off-white head. Aroma is smoked, light malty, wood. Taste is smoked, light sweet and light bitter, some wood again. Light body, almost oily, soft carbonation.

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