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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Holzrauch, Reverence Series #5
(German for ‘wood smoke’) Is a Rauchbier- a medium-bodied, malt-intense, somewhat smoky style that may have your nose and palate asking your brain, “Where’s the fire?” ABV- 5.4%, IBU’s- 21, OG – 12.8


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
draft... really light mahogany body, too light on the fringes... totally nailed the aroma, smokey pork, like a great german rauch, really impressive... the taste is a bit off, comes across generic, just didn’t translate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Draft. Poured clear brown color with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2011
It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was fruity, malty and smoky. The taste was definitely smoky, but very good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Growler shared by beastiefan2k (thanks, Eugene) - oh yes, the aroma of this beer takes me back to my first experience with Schlekerla - deep woodsmoke and lightly caramelized sugars - creamy mouthfeel, smooth carbonation - Lightly sweet up front, but quickly becomes moderately bitter, with a mild but tasty campfire smokiness - becomes mildly tart and acidic through the middle and finish, which is a bit off putting at first, but once the palate adjusts it works quite well - quite a tasty smoked beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2011
(draught at brewpub) mahogany with tan head. Slightly smoky malt aroma. Flavor is mild smoke, smoked meat, earthy malts. Smoke is not overdone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at Urban Chestnut brewpub. Murky copper with a thin taupe tauper. Aroma is nicely smoked with toasted malt, toffee and smoked meats. Taste is smoky and sweet with roasted smoked malts, smoked meat, toffee and mild hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2011
Tasted 3/31/11. Sampler from the Brewpub. Filtered with an amber brown hue. Layer of lacing bone white head. Aromas of smokey bacon and a slight citrus hop note. Rounded with a rather full body. Nice citrus notes with a mild hop bitterness. Good, but not an overt smoke character. Well done!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1323) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2011
Draft at brewpub. Pour is clear brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is smokey malt but not an overpowering smoke. Also faint notes of earthiness and a distant balancing bitterness. Flavor is also lightly smokey and faintly earthy with hints of hops. Captures the smokey profile without overpowering the taste buds. Very tasty, and very well crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap; pour is dark brown/ amber with a modest off white head. Nice sightly fruity, malty nose; sure, the smoked character is present but I hits a nice midpoint as far as strength of smokiness. The campfire and ham bone is present here, but in a nice drinkable fashion,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2011
A few glasses from a growler filled 6 days previous at the brewery tasting room in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is copper, mahogany, ruby with a tan head that leave behind some nice lacing. Aroma is smoked meat, fruit sweetness, and a malt base. The smoke is not over powering, very soft and approachable, nicely balanced with the malt. The taste is more smoked meat than the nose, and the sweetness picks up some as well. Nice balance, certainly a smoke beer, but not overpoweringly so. Palate is medium bodied, sweetness lingers in the finish. Nice smoke beer. Like with all of the UCBC beers I had, clean and expertly made.


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