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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen

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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A smoked märzen from Bamberg.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4315) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Fra fat på bryggeripuben 9 Okt 14. Dyp brunrød. Høyt tett skum. God baconaroma. Smaken balansert. Pølse & bacon. Manglet variasjon.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4331) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at their brewpub in Bamberg. The beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma of campfire and peat. Taste of smoke, peat, torf, woods, campfire, barley, malt and ligth smoked bacon. For that style quite drinkable and good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Vor Ort in Bamberg gezischt. Eigentlich hatte ich es mir doch viel schlimmer vorgestellt, dabei ist es durchaus trinkbar und wird gar mit der Zeit besser. Der Rauch / Lachs / Schinken ist zuallererst brutal und haut einen um. Doch sobald man in der Wolke drin ist, entwickelt sich eine angenehme, mildmalzige Trinkbarkeit. Zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben empfehle ich ein Rauchbier, wenn auch es nur knapp ueberm Schnitt liegt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (199) - GREECE - OCT 10, 2014
From tap at Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg. Dark copper-brown color with beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malty, caramel, light fruity and light smoked. Taste is sweet and light bitter, caramel and light smoked. Oily light to medium body, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
if only every oktoberfest beer could be like this. full flavor and body, smooth creamy malts and smoke combine very nicely on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (530) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin-Wedding. - Tiefes Kupferrot, klar. - In der Nase dunkle Brotkruste und milde Säure, herb-fruchtiger Hopfen und Rauch (Geräuchertes). - Im Antrunk kräftiges Karamelmalz, dunkle Brotkruste und eine ausgeprägt säuerliche Note mit fruchtigem Einschlag (Pflaumenmus). Deutlicher aber doch dezenter Rauch wie von Geselchtem, holzig-erdiger Hopfen. Mild rezent, vollmundig, enorm „rund“ und süffig. Im Abgang mild aromatische, fruchtig-säuerliche Hopfenherbe. Mäßig bitterer Nachtrunk. - Durch „dunkle“ Aromen (Melanoidine) geprägtes, vollmundiges Rauchbier. Die säuerliche Pflaumennote ist zwar nicht störend, aber doch etwas zu prominent - möglicherweise war mein Exemplar (MHD: 02.10.14) nicht mehr ganz frisch. Bin gespannt, wie es vom Faß schmeckt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (448) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2014
Dalla botte a caduta. Colore ramato, piuttosto limpida, schiuma persistente. Aroma affumicato molto intenso, corpo quasi watery, molto beverina e bilanciata. Si fa preferire rispetto alla Schlenkerla.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Tap at Spezial brewpub in Dec. 2011: Beaming rusty-chestnut. Fine-bubbled ivory halo of foam. Bright candied plum and fresh melanodin-rich malt aromatics interlaced with pumpernickel bread, shoe polish, milk chocolate, creamed coffee, rock candy and toffee pudding. Stiff, loose, big-bubbled carbonation. Remarkably textured first gulp reveals staunch minerals beneath a complex tobacco, milk chocolate earthiness, and melanoidiny interplay. Delicate kiss of plum acid cuts the beefy malt and enhances the bright and snappy minerals. Pervasive rauch character is long, soft and notably refined, with no discernible raspiness. Deep creamed coffee and well-measured hard candy notes lap the palate while riding the perpetually rich malty wave. Charcoal sharpness and firm hazelnut accents offer plenty of contrast to the lush malt bedding. Super ripe punch of fruity esters heightens drinkability, as appropriately subtle as it is. Scrubbing minerals couple with sassy licorice flavors as they punctuate the continued malty succulence. A supremely flavorsome yet perilously drinkable rendition that’s bursting with melanoidins. My favorite beer from Spezial. Simply fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2280) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Great German smokebeer, on par with the greats from Aecht Schlenkerla. Has that fine oaky malty taste of smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bamberg jolly day 3 26/01/2014. Bottle shared on the train. Had this a couple of time before. Aroma is smoked, sausage, salami and sweetnutty brown malts. Flavour is biscuity malts, toffee and smoked meats and wood. Some puckering in the finish. Average palate. Overall very blaanced and smoked malt is integrated well.


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