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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 567   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.


TreinJan's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreinJan (4) - Leiden, - DEC 17, 2011
The standard beer, what you will get if you just order a beer. Delicately smoked and very quaffable. Here in the Brauereigaststätte it is poured from a tank, at he Spezi-Keller it is sometimes available as gravity-pour (Bayerischer Anstich).


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4363) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8348) - 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).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1630) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1519) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (279) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"light amber color. VERY nice balance between sweet malt and smoke. this seems like a straight forward textbook example of the style, and their ain’t nuttin wrong wit dat! well done."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1276) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is clear dark amber with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma of smoked meat, sausages, wood, sweet malt and forest. The flavour has a lot of camp fire, wood, smoke and grilled sausages. A little ash in the aftertaste. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A nice rauchbier, it’s all about smoked meat in the forest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle @ home. backlog. Almost clear amber color with an off-white head. A Little lacing. Clean smoked-wood aroma with peat. Biscuits, toast and wood balances. Taste is dry, crisp, malty and smoky with peat, wood, biscuits. Notes of bread and red fruits. Earthy and grassy finish with a lasting bitterness.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
markschiedon (255) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
Drinking blind from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma whisky, smoked eel, smoked sausage. No beer aroma. The clear orange beer has a small white head. In the taste smoke, sausage.Low carbonated. Although I like smoked beer, I don?t get around this sausage taste and smell. To bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Very classical Bamberg Rauchbier (along with Aecht Schenkerla) linked to a brewery, malt house and pub with roots dating back to 1536. Amber coloured with brownish hue, stable yellowish head; clearly smoked aroma of charcoal, smoked bacon and peat, but malt sweetness and some banana too, less ’attacking’ than the Aecht Schenkerla smoked beers; caramelly, clean malt taste, complex thanks to the subtle and elegant smokiness, not too dry, satisfying finish.


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