Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 569   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.

Russo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1719) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle bought in Bamberg, Amber color with a nice tan head. Nose is sweet bacon. Nice light smoked flavor, very light carbonation. Mouthfeel is short smoked, with a little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (398) - 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 (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (4480) - 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 (8587) - 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 (1909) - 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 (1538) - 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 (424) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - 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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1331) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (296) - 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.

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