Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 587   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.

Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (363) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
The first lager I’ve had in like...a year. Here we go... A: Smells just like a smoked sausage. Amazing aroma. Smooth and balanced. A: Looks like a lager... light on bubbles. Crystal clear. Amber color. T: While there isn’t anything bad about this, there isn’t anything great either. Well balanced with the smoke but drinks much like a soda water. For the style though, this is very nice. P: Sits fine but its like water. Overall for the style this is a pretty solid beer. It brings something unique to a lager and is overall smooth. But, being a lager it’s very light and there just aren’t the other flavors there that would make it something great (like the marzen version... that was great). If you’re new to beer check this out for sure. If you like ales... go for one of the other versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (929) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Thx Dolle! Pours golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of malts, smoke, light hop, very clean nose. Taste is sweet, malty base with smokes and light hops. Very well balanced. Nice drinkability!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap Bamberg. Aroma mild hops smoke. Tastes mild smoke, sasuage light. Grain grassy hops. Very light carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulioRangel (55) - Salvador, BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2015
Cerveja com aroma característico de cerveja produzida a partir de malte defumado. Porém tem corpo leve, e alto drinkability, exceto pela característica defumada. Cor acobreada e bastante limpida.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1233) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session Two at the Cika Boban place Vranovo/Pozarevac.18.07.2015.Thanks Boban for this bottle.Pour it clear dark amber color with medium white head.Aroma of smoked sausage.Taste grainy, not too much smoked, chesse,very interesting.Good balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (225) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2015
A harmonious, delicate, not too complex composition: liquid lightly caramelized beachwood smoked ham with honey edges, smooth mouthfeel, with a dry almost crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5991) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
Draught (Spezi Keller, Bamberg) - Brown in colour. Beech, ash and raisins in the aroma. Smoky, fruity and slightly sweet taste with chestnuts, raisins, dates, prunes and ash detected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11757) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Smoked. Moderate bitter nor pleasent smoked flavor. Average light bitetr finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2549) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Off white head, clear amber body, dotty fluffy lacing. Malts, peat, tar, grass to the nose. Taste is quite malty, good fruitiness, notes of smoke and tar. Finishes fruity with smokey notes. Nice to my palate. Overall a good brew. [50cl brown bottle 4.7%abv BB10-09-2015 , T@Ferie2015]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
On tap at Spezial in Bamberg. Light smoky smell, also bready malty. Similar light smoky taste. Clean. Full flavoured. I love the level of smoke in this, just enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round two. Bottle. Gorgeous pour, fuzzy then turns brown. Good tan foam. Softer smoke aroma, a bit rich body, smoke is strong but balanced. A touch of salt and lagering sour, rich body. Very tasty.

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