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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A smoked märzen from Bamberg.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2083) - 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 (697) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troududiable (2) - shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013 does not count
Smells like smoke herring. Taste like my best fire camp souvenirs. Love it. Thanks to John Wright for the fresh smuggled beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at Brauerei Spezial: Very pleasent smokey Märzen. Very nice Märzen, light brownish and nice big foam. The smoke is well balanced and with a withheld fattiness in the smokiness. Lovely beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1929) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Draught at Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg, Germany. A dark copper coloured pour with a large white head on top. Smokey, malty aroma. Tastes smokey, malty, caramel. Decent smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst. Toner av frukt och med en lätt röksmak. Frisk, lagom söt med fin beska.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at Spezial, Bamberg. Nice copper color. Light, opaque. Mild smoke aroma and flavor is fairly light too, but the smoke is prominent. The smoke quality is much less intense than in the Lagerbier, but it is still quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Bottle@home, 500 ml. Head: beige. Colour: clear, brown. Aroma: smoked ham, roasted malt, toffee. Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice. ***** Update ***** Tap@Spezial, Bamberg. Even better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110414.
Pours copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of smoke, ash, some caramel malts and nuts. Flavor of bread, yeast, burnt malts, smoky ham and mild fruity notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Had on draught at the brewpub in Bamberg. Pours deep orange almost brown with a small tan head. The nose is bbq pork rines, smoked turkey, bits of ash and burnt wood. The taste is sweet with a nice bitter balance. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is light and the finish is long. I really like this one. It’s not as good as another Rauch from the same city that will go unnamed but this was close.


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