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Exotic yet mild lager... Sublime complexity and intriguing malt character glow from this traditional amber lager. The hallmark beer style of Germany's Franconia region, this beer features beech-wood kilned malts for a softly smoky and rich flavor. Overall mild and mellow, this one's a fascinating treat!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (807) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours red w/ a thin white head. Aroma is very smoky & the taste follows suit. I haven’t had many of these but the smokiness certainly dominates this beer. Interesting but possibly a 1 trick pony.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2931) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a thin lt tan head. Aroma has nice smokiness with faint malty sweetness. Flavor is fairly smoky...mild medicinal note from the smokiness...and earthy bitterrness creeps in. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is smoky/earthy...hickory note...and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3316) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Rich gold color. Pure white head. Light smoky aroma. Flavor is light smoke, malt, and a little sweetness mixed in with a bitter finish. This is the mark for a smoked lager. Good luck hitting it.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
On tap, pour is amber...Nose is peat, wood, bandaid, musty, smokw..Taste is bandaid, musty, wood, pete..Palate is musty and bold

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
On tap, amber with a cream head. Nose is smoke, malts, rye, grainy, and wood. Easy palate, smoke, charcoal, bbq, very light and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
(draught) medium copper with wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of campfire, apple wood, caramel malt. Taste of mild smoke, well integrated, mildly spicy like a pepper, honey and well balanced for a smoke beer. Well carbonated and nice sweet linger.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Victory does it again. the nice thing here is that while its a rauchbier, its not nearly as overpoweringly smoky as some that ive had. the only complaint that i have is that between the sip and the aftertaste there is an odd metallic/chemical aftertaste, but that might have been the lines at the bar i was at. otherwise, a great smoked beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 24, 2011
Powerful smoke, bacon, salted ham, biscuit malts, too. A fairly clean beer, meaning the not overly caramel, molasses, or fruity flavors, just biscuit malts and smoked malt. I wish I had been in the mood for a smoked because it is a very nice rauch but since I wasn’t it made a full pint nearly impossible. Good brew though. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Clear amber pour with a white head. Smokey malts, hickory, smoked salmon, and campfire complete the nose, while a nice caramel biscuit coming in with the first sip. Fruity smokiness, and smoked meats follow. Very full bodied given the appearance, with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2137) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2011
On tap at Georgetown Pizza Paradiso. Clear amber pour with a small frothy head. Nose of campfire, hickory, fruity, tree bark, and some salinity. Really good rauch characteristics, drinkable, and surprisingly full bodied. A yummy brew.


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