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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen

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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A smoked märzen from Bamberg.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Day 3 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, bottle from Spezial shared on the train from Nuremberg to Freising, 26/01/14. Clear dark amber with a moderate beige covering that retains well. Nose is smoked malts, toffee, smoked gammon, bread dough. Taste comprises caramel, smoked malts, brown sugars, earthy bread tones. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Great stuff, decent level of smoke, well balanced, the best train beer of the weekend (the CDA aside) !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
26th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 3. Train swig. Clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and light and very dry. Smooth smoked fish, little dried fruits. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Bought at the brewpub, had on a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, smoke, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, caramel, Smooth smokiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (1892) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
0,5 l bottle BB 21.01.2014 red, clear, frothy, white foam, toast, roasty, cereal, smoke, earthy, woody, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, oily feel, average carbonation, long smokey finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (4582) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Bierbörse Osterode. Deep golden in the glass, light brownish, small head. Mild-smokey aroma. Starts mild malty, modest roasty-smokey, not too intense. Finish still mild, modest smokey, hints of cookies. Some notes of caramel. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (230) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle direct from Bamberg. I’ve only recently turned the smoked beer corner, however drinking this I realized that I prefer a lighter smoked beer. With this one and the Schlenkerla Marzen you get a palatable dose of smoked malt. I prefer the smoked Weizen personally. A filling beer, that couples great with pork chops. Thanks Lajos!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2013
It smells aromatic-smoky, intensive, smokymalty. The taste is smoky, intensive, balanced, aromatic, delicious, a bit hoppy. Good /12/12/12/12

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kapusil (514) - HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Dark amber body, white head. Aroma of smoked ham and bread. Taste of bread, grain and smoke. A bit too light bodied for a märzen, but still a nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 1, 2013
Bottled 0,50L. Limpid and a little fraught red color, discreet bubbly presence and very good foamy and creamy head resistance. Poor malty aroma with a decided and remark smokey smell. Notes of booze and smoked resin and cortex, much wooden. Medium prickly taste, good alcoholic body with a mighty smooked notes, ash, and arid long final. Very agreeable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (658) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear light brown with thin white head. Aroma is smoke and malt with a hint of wood and honey. Flavor is malty, smoky, slightly spicy with a hint of honey. Nice malty aftertaste.


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