Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A smoked märzen from Bamberg.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (8660) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2012
Poured gold-brown with white head. Aroma of meat. Strong meaty/smoked flavor from start to finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rauchbierlover (617) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2012
Dark copper/ruby color with a small white head. Smoked aroma and malty sweet finish. Very good rauchbier!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hallinghansen (2120) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Tap @ Fermentoren. Clear golden body with a large foamy head. Aroma is smoke, malt. Flavor is light smoke, malt. Waterish mouthful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Tap @ brewery in Bamberg. Hazy dark orange/brown appearance with a cream colored head. Honey baked ham, somewhat spicy, caramel, mild meaty smoky aroma that’s just fantastic. Rich caramel malty, lightly nutty, toasty, pork smoky, light vanilla flavor. A real treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8584) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2012
Small glass at Fermentoren, poured from a wood barrel. Golden-brown body, firm off-white head, dotted spots around the sides of the glassware. Mild smoked sausage to the nose. Mild smoked malts in flavour, semi-sweet. Malt bitter endnotes. Medium to thin bodied. Easy to drink (Copenhagen, 10.05.2012).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at Fermentoren. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light holppy nice smoked aroma. Baconsmoked moderate bitter flavor. Average mdoerate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Much better than Schenkerla rubbish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen.Pours clear golden/amber with a small white head. Aroma is light roasted with a tiny smoked note. Taste is moderate roasted, caramel with that nice touch of smoke, shy and not too dominating, very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11319) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Bayrischer anstich, at Fermentoren. Clear amber with a big and creamy white head. Meaty smoke aroma with biscuit and bready malt. Sweetish malty flavour with mild smoke character. Low carbonation which may have hurt the flavour profile a little. 3.7

Re-rate, on tap at the brewery: Malty with both dark bread and mild, complex smoke, rich flavour with a touch of dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1206) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
500 mL bottle into a pint glass at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Fine smokey blend, very palatable and nice.

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