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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
In 1987, when we arrived in Bamberg, Germany for the first time, St. Otto was not there to greet two thirsty travelers in a rented Fiat. He’d been dead for 848 years but we were alive, and our recent visit to the Belgian brewery of Orval only fanned the flames of our desire for fermented pleasures. the smoked malt(’rauch’)beers of this lovely town where St. Otto was once bishop were our siren song, luring us into deep, exotic flavors that we never before imagined in beer. Three decades later we wondered what smoked malt might add to a Belgian-style dubbel ale. Here it is, an Otto revival of sorts. We hope it helps rejuvenate some of our brain cells that were martyred in Bamberg so long ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, plastic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120202]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and caramelish. Thick malty and smoked. Dry caramelish and toasted caramelish. Thick malty and smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled. A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, and smoke. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, smoke, and wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Smoked aroma of caramel with notes of hops and juniper. Fruity and smoked flavour of juniper. Smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of GT2. pours an almost clear amber with an off-white head. Caramel and Bamberg smoke in the nose. Solid body, rich sweet caramel and birch smoke with a slightly phenollic edge. Bitter, roasty finish. Not a bad take on a bamberg style smoked. 020212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nice bacon, sausage, smoke, ash, caramel, fruits and hops. Great smoked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours an unclear, dark reddish brown body under a small, light beige head. Some lacings. Smoked, ham-like aroma with some dried fruits and hints of chocolate. Bonfire notes. A tad too fruit/dried fruity this one. The same goes for the flavor, which is nice, but too fruity. Brown sugar and ham, some wood smoke. Medium body, semi-dry and quite softly carbonated. Lasting finish. Well, shouldn’t complain I guess, but it’s not my favorite smoked in any way. 131116

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Hazy brownish-amber with a thin head. The aroma leads with smoke, brown sugars, and toasty malt. Not as inviting as the finer smoked beers. Mellow smokey flavours. The underlying beer is fairly strong, with lots of caramel, and toasty malts. Could do with a touch more sugar, but a decent, fairly well-balanced brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Nice smokey, roasted, berries, nice malty, ryebread, toasted, caramel notes, light bread notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of BBQ, ash, smoke, caramel and light chocolate. Medium body.

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