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Brewed by Tazawako Beer Brewery Pub
Style: Smoked
Senboku, Japan

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Tawazako - 7.5% ABV 100% smoked malt. Bamberg Style
ラオホビールとは、ドイツのバンベルクの伝統的なビールの種類です。モルトを燻製することにより、スモーキーフレーバーをビールにもたらします。  「ラオホ」は、ドイツの伝統的手法をそのままに、燻製モルトを100%使用しております。色は少し薄めのブラックで、ホップは多く入れていますので、苦め。アルコール度数が7.5%と少し高めです。長期熟成で味わい深く、じっくり堪能していただきたいビールです。  「ラオホ」は、ビール上級者向けですが、スモークチーズやスモークソーセージなど燻製食品との相性は抜群!「飲みにくいかも?・・・」が“やみつき”に変わる、1度はお試しいただきたいこだわりの一品です。

Note: Originally at 6.1%


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2014
Tap at Server Land. Rich copper red colour, creamy off white head. Aroma is sausages and smoked cheese. Taste, smoke is prominent, meaty, light caramel, cheesy, honey! Decent maltiness. Really easy to drink and different flavours come out as you go down the glass. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (884) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft to flute Sake, plums, peach, and brown sugar, but not saccharin and subtle smokiness. Deep transparent red with a thin white ring. The plum is quite strong, some peppery smokiness though. Not quite a rauchbier in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft - Plum, cherry, mild smoke and some oak notes. Cloudy amber with a thin head. Bacony smoke that is sweet vs. the campfire smoke. Almost light peat. The flavours are almost vinous. I was fount ante enough to be drinking withe the brewer and he explained that their smoked beers use local wood, which would explain the significant differences between German and American smoked beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HKAndy (16) - JAPAN - AUG 19, 2013
Draught at Kamikaze. Fairly light smokey aroma compared to Fujizakura. Very smooth and perfectly balanced. The sweetness at the beginning and smoke finishing it off were wonderful. It definitely does not feel like 7.5%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2013
Draught at the Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (7/13/2013). A little smoke in the aroma -- maybe liquid smoke added? Medium amber color. Quite smoky initial / mid and final a good but not quite rounded or full. Some decent punches at the top and good caramel backing. Medium body. Pretty good, but not up there with the best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1655) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
7.5% On tap at the GJBF Osaka. A nice amber pour with a light beige head. The aroma is definitely smokey with maybe a hint of peat but quite appetizing. The flavor is bacon, smoke, malts, some sweetness. Really easy drinking stuff, you don’t feel the 7.5%. Possibly not as good as Fujizakura’s but they did a good job. Solid stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - MAY 30, 2012
Now at 7.5%. Tap. Excellent, well balanced Rauch. Up there with Fujizakura.Softly smoked with some cured ham and dark malts. Never overpowering - everything is in harmony with no competing flavours. Well made.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 26, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Yokohama Beer Fest. This was aged 8 years and was smooth as a baby’s bottom. Slightly smoked and suitable for a good downing. Was missing the really malty backbone, but made up for it with undisputed real ale character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2009
Draft at GJBF 2009, Osaka. A Special version that had been aged for 6 years at the brewery. Very smokey caramel-molasses aroma. Very nice. Orange-brown color; looks decent. Nice frothy, head. A lovely smoky flavor, woody, fabulous. The aging comes through very well. Smooth as silk.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2005
A slightly cloudy, iced tea colored beer with a small off-white head. A moderately smoked scent, some underlying malts. Smokey, sweet, seems to have a good malt base but the smoke obscures nearly all other flavors. Rauch beers just aren’t my thing, at least the overly smoked ones. Over $7.00 for this 330 ml bottle. If smoked brews are to your liking and you want to try one, let me know.


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