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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1719) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at the Grove Brewery & Bierhall. Aroma: Wood campfire smoke with nice caramel, bready malt balance. Appearance: Rich dark copper color, mostly still pour with a foamy tan head that settles into a sustained cap. Flavor: Definitely smokey, but not overbearingly so; caramel and lightly spiced bread show up more toward the finish, which is lightly bitter and dry. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, very soft carbonation, lightly bitter finish. Overall: Shows exceptional balance among American examples of the style. Very good, and recommended for fans of more traditional Rauchbier.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
Dark copper. Thick white head. Smokey but works well. Somewhat woody. Tasted at Tony B’s bachelor party.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1552) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a cloudy pale brown with a nice off white head and plenty of lacing. Spicy, malty aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor, mild smoked malt, bread dough and a slight pleasant sourness. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3496) - 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 (11828) - 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 (3145) - 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 (5328) - 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 (2233) - 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!


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