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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1924) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Clear medium amber, tall thick frothy off-white head, good retention, good lacing; smoked aroma, roasted malts, smoked meat, caramel; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, caramel, smoky; mild sweetbitter malty finish, smoky notes; light body, watery texture, soft carbonation; smooth and easy to drink rauchbier.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zoigl (12) - Flossenbürg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2016
0.5l Bottle. Golden colour, with a dense but fast disappearing white head. Nose is smoked ham, retronasal is smoked ham too, with some dark malts. Taste is mildly sweet. Good carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3258) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is strong smoked malt, bacon, smoked ham, breadish. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium. A bit thinnish, but very easily drinkable with a big aroma and flavour of smoked malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
darioklc (667) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAY 20, 2016
Dobiven na dar iz Njemačke. Kao i svaki rauchbier ima aromu i okus dimljenog mesa. Izrazito je izražena u ovoj pivi. Za nas koji nemamo previše doticaja sa ovakvim tipom piva treba se prvo naviknuti na ovo. Izvrsno je.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (358) - ITALY - MAY 12, 2016
Un fantico esempio di birra della Franconia. Al naso colpiscono subito le note affumicate di speck e fumo di legna verde. In bocca l’aroma si sviluppa con un deciso e lungo retrolfatto di crosta di pane ed un pizzico di arancia sanguinella. Nel bicchiere si presenta di colo oro antico con un fantastica meringa di schiuma bianca. L’equilibrio č fenomenale per tutta la bevuta pur rimanendo sempre tendente verso il dolce. In bocca il corpo č esile, la carbonatazione vivace e la birra scivola in bocca con una estrema piacevolezza.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (759) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2016
L: -pours a clear amber with a medium,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -smoke,woody,raisins,bacon,yeast sweetness T: -smoke,bready,yeast sweetness,bacon F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body O: Not nearly as complex as Schlenkerla’s offerings , but a good,crushable Rauchbier

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2410) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle, ABV 4,9%. Pours amber with a small, beige head. Aroma is smoky, caramelly, smoked ham. Very filling. Taste is smoke, light peat, smoked ham, some caramel, tar. Fairly full.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (2075) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2016
Van de tap in uiltje bar, Amber tot robijn met een crčme kraag geur vol van rook. Snaak redelijk zoet vruchten thee daarna wederom rook

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Draught at Akkurat. Clear copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, charcuteries, bonfire, light floral hops and grain. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, smoke, bacon and light caramel. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Hugely drinkable. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garlic_of_Doom (623) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Getränkenfeinkost. I had this straight from the bottle so the appearance is set at a median 3. Aroma is smoky, woody and grassy. Taste is smoky, woody, light malty, spicy and peppery. Medium body, high soft carbonation, soft and smooth mouth feel, yet dry. Smoky, herbal bitter aftertaste with slight yeast notes.

Hands down one of the best smoked beers I’ve had. Not as sweet as many can be.


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