Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 556   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Draught @ Spezial. Clear dark amber colour with small head. The flavour is smokey and malty, but quite mild. Taste is really light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
From tap Ølbaren. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is breadish malty and light smoked. Dry wooden smoked, breadish malty and slight caramelish. Bitter and slight metallic. Slight citric note into a dry and wooden smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29211) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
An amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is slightly smoked combined with notes of caramel. The flavor contains lots of caramel as well as some smoke. The mouthfeel is very smooth, but the body is thin. A very easily drinkable and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark amber with a small, white head. Smoky nose. Lightly sweetish, malty flavour with pronounced smoked notes, a bit flat. Rather light body and a very subdued bitterness. Quite a pleasant "Rauchbier". 300605

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20646) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Draught. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts and hops with notes of smoke. Flavour of malts, smoke and caramel. Long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20282) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is salts, smokey and leathery. Flavour is leather, smoke and malts. Like a Schlenkerla on water and animal fur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2002
Pale brown. Light bodied, softly malty with nice light smokeyness. I sampled this on draught at the brewery, and was only mildly impressed, as I found it a bit too subtle, and I would have preferred both a dash more malt and smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a malty bready aroma with some soft hints of smoke. Sweet malty bready grainy and slightly smoky flavor. Sweetish malty and slightly bready finish with hints of smoke in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
28th January 2008
A slightly smoky lager. Not bitter. A bit non descript. I don’t get this beer - who wants a smoky lager?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011
2011-02-12, draught at the brauhaus, 6-5-7-3-13=34
Clean amber color; compact head. Mild aroma of caramel and smoke. The mouthfeel is very dry, the body is lean; caramel flavor, with a delicate smoke presence; correct bitterness.
Easy beer, but well balanced.

2009-02-12, Bayerische Anstich at Akkurat, Stockholm, 7-5-7-3-14=36
Amber color; creamy head. It has a very nice smoked aroma. Some caramel flavor, quite dry, with nice smokey touch; the final is a bit metallic. Good, but I would appreciate more body and sweetness.

2006-03-13, draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Clean amber color; thick creamy head, wonderful. Sweet smokey aroma. Simple body structure, with a good smokey character and quite nice aromatic hopping. Not my favorite (sweetness is missing) but good.

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