The Rauchbier style is an old German beer style; its origins go back to the
1500’s and to the district of Franconia and the town of Bamberg. It’s
typically of dark color and has similarities of the Oktoberfest bier. Green malts are literally dried over an open fire of beech wood, imparting a
unique smokiness ("rauch" is German for smoke). Upstream Brewing Company’s
Rauchbier is a throwback to the days when all malts were kilned with wood;
it is medium bodied, dry and smoky on the palate.
BelgianBeerGal (3240) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Old Market location as "Schnniedelwichsen Rauchbier." No question about the style...big smokey notes in the aroma and the flavor. Almost a medicinal/menthol taste at times too. Interesting and well done.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Legacy Brewpub during the 2009 Upstream Oktoberfest. Pours dark copper with a medium off white head. Has a strong smoky aroma of a ham sandwich. Great smokiness to the flavor without being overdone. Love it. The best beer served during Oktoberfest here.
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