Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 551   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.

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   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours amber with white head. Smoked aroma. Malty smoked flavor. Just the right quantity of smokiness. My favorite smoked beer so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 2, 2014
50cl bottle. Dark red color. Thin head. Thin body. Light smoke, earthy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdmmb (678) - USA - APR 26, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Bamberg. Fantastic lager beer with smoke taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht rauchig, röstmalzig, getreidig. Geschmack getreidig, malzig, leicht fruchtig, Karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bamberg jolly day 2 25/01/2014. Draft at the Brewpub bamberg. Amber coloured with a big lasting white head. Aroma is smoked nuts, salami, salty sausage. Flavour is nutty malt, sausage, salami. Crisp lager finish. Medium body. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 14, 2014
Clear copper, white head. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, hint of smokiness. Sweet aroma, smoked bacon, pleasant, not heavy. Light bitter smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (381) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Flasche von Grabsch, Berlin-Lichterfelde. - Schönes Goldbraun, klar. - In der Nase leichte Frucht (Aprikose), milder Rauch, Karamel. - Im Antrunk würziges, nicht zu süßes Karamelmalz, zart säuerliche Fruchtigkeit, deutliches aber noch dezentes Raucharoma wie von Geselchtem. Mild rezent, schlank. Im Abgang fruchtig-herber Hopfen. Ausreichend bitterer Nachtrunk. - Schlankes, mildes und enorm süffiges Rauchbier. Leichter zugänglich als das Rauchbier von Schlenkerla, aber immer noch Gewöhnungssache - erst die dritte oder vierte Halbe schmeckt so richtig gut. ==================================== Nachtrag: Bei zwei Verkostungen vom Faß (im Spezial-Keller, Bamberg) deutlich süßer als aus der Flasche, mit kräftigem Karamel und Blockmalz, milder Rauchnote und nur mildem, zitronigem Hopfen im Abgang. Kaum bitter. Gefährlich süffig aber auf Dauer etwas dünn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: At the brewpub.
Appearance: Clear amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Salami, smoke.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smokey salami, malt. Salami finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Clear amber/deep golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty smoked aroma, caramel, spicy, grassy notes. Smoked caramel flavor, dark bread, hay, spicy notes, woody, some grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, tap at Spezial Bamberg, 25/01/14. Dark amber with a good sized light beige head that retains. Nose is subtle smoke, caramel, grassy, toffee. Taste comprises caramel, smoked ham, malts, brown bread, smoked wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smoke lead closure. Solid stuff, nice and subtle, easy drinker.

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