Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 579   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.

beerking99's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a nice gold-orange color, with a small but tight head that leaves huge lace all the way down the glass. It is a little hazy. Aroma is softly smoky, grainy, and toasty, very nice and sweet. Flavor is grainy and smoky, malty sweet with a very restrained noble hop. Smoke comes through the most in a soft aftertaste. Very pleasant beer with a great but restrained smoke character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4112) - 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 (3266) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Draught at Spezial Keller, Bamberg, Germany. Clear golden, medium white head. Soft smokey aroma, but not etirely dominating. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roublard (214) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2015
Tapped. Appears deep amber slightly light body with nice thin foam. Smoked aroma is very rich and interesting - some paprica, ham, cheese and, of course, smoke. Thin body with lovely smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (5494) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 26.04.12. Schön intensives Röstmalz-Raucharoma. Frisch malzig, nicht zu intensiv, schön tief. Der Hauptteil ist rauchig-malzig, intensiv, schön ausgewogen bitter. Lecker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (754) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Mortlach shared with Boban in Vranovo-Serbia. Thank you. Pours a fantastic dark Amber clear color, bright with a caramel bright appearance. Medium off-white head. Nose: Roquefort cheese, provola cheese, smoked caramel barley. Mouth: ouh boy! A smoked lager which kicks! Juicy cheese, smoked mozzarella. Bravoooo!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
1/3 pint at BeeRoma 2015 (short rating, overall impressions only). Sweet paprika, cured ham and smokey sausages notes dominate this crisp and refreshing rauch lager. Volatile but satisfying toasted malts taste, togheter with a solid earthy bitterness. High drinkability. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3013) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
At the brewery. The aroma is subtle smoke, caramel. Deep Amber, clear appearance. The flavor is slight smoke, caramel. The finish is smoky, salt, light noble hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (309) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Biermuseum in Cologne, best before 17/3/2015. Clear, amber with a huge, extremely fine pored, creamy, very slowly diminishing, tan head. Intense aroma of smoked beechwood, smoked ham or campfire. Some lager-grassiness hides in the background. Very appetising! Taste is even more grassy but still dominated by the smoke flavours. Medium long, very mild finish. Somewhat thin body, almost creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very nice, easily drinkable Rauchbier. Very harmonic and of real quality!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of rauched malt abd bitter hops. Light body, flavour is sweet and smokey.

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