drpimento (4974) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2019 Aromas are smoke and caramel malt. Flavors are sweet up front with some bitterness building towards the end hindered by the poor carbonation, otherwise flavors are much like nose. Marko (8650) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2019 RBESG 19 Grand Tasting. FOR MICHAEL! Murky brown-red-orange taste, white head. Smoke and beans in the aroma? Sweet smokey taste, bacon and beans with a bitter hoppiness. Sadly, didn't work with me. Alengrin (7880) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2019
UPDATED: APR 3, 2019 Rauchbier (a smoked Doppelbock in this case) by – to me – one of Germany’s most exciting new breweries, bottle from Geers near Ghent. Foamy, creamy, frothy, egg-white, stable head over a hazy bronze-tinged deep orange beer with ruddy-coppery tinge. Aroma of smoked bacon, wet cigarette tobacco, sundried tomatoes, biscuit, dried mango, bitter honey, candied apple, plum brandy, almond. Sweet onset with fig, candied cherry and peardrop aspects, medium carbonation, smooth and oily, full body, bit ‘glueish’ even. Full caramelly, biscuity malt body, sweetish but the sweetness quickly countered by a very outspoken smokiness, smoked meat and even tobacco jumping to mind, herbal hop note, with still that rounded, luscious malt sweetness remaining. The smokiness does linger in the end, with a touch of warming but generally well-hidden alcohol rounding things off. A very interesting strong Rauchbier indeed, combining the full, sweet, rounded, generous maltiness of a (pale) Doppelbock with the meaty punchiness of the smoked malt. Delicious smoked Gänstaller beer once again! JorisPPattyn (11203) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2019
UPDATED: APR 2, 2019 Medium, very dense, fine & regular yellow head over red-amber beer. Phenolic, tarry nose, tarred poles, smoked ham etc. Lightly sweetish, very phenolic character; smoked mackerel, light but present mineral/salty flavour. Hint at waffle syrup, maltsugar. Very oily-slick, well-bodied, light alcoholheat, mild carbonation. Aftertaste has just a hint at acidity. Quite balanced, if outspoken phenolic Rauchbock. Like it. Wendigo (2342) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - JAN 31, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2019 Bottle. Malty smoked aroma and taste, berries fruit, caramel, light to medium sweet and bitter, well hidden alcohol. Full body, malty smoked bitter sweet finish. Perfectly ballanced. Very good.
anstei (3783) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2018 Bottle, courtesy of Mister_Li, many thanks! Pours unclear brown. Aroma is bacon, smoke, yet also lots of sausage spices and caramel. Body is heavy and strong, super sweet and sugar, with a decent carbonation and smoke flavours. Strongly bitter and bocky. A bit too much on the sugary side for me. GregMooreNH (2735) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2018 Pours ruby dark amber with little head. Aroma is smoke, dried fruit and some roast. Taste is caramel and plum, moving to strong, rich smoke and light roast. Finish is smoky. An excellent rauchbier. japppp (309) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2018 33cl bottle thanks to @rauchbierlover. Murky reddish brow n color with thin beige head. Aroma is cherry wood and smoke with sweet maltiness. Taste is quite sweet maltiness followed by strong wooden flavours and to finish nice smoke. Very well balanced and excellent sipper. rhoihessegold (4993) - Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2018
05-11-18 // bottle shared, from Petit Belge Wiesbaden. Absacker. Unclear amber golden. Small white head. Schinken smoke nose. Strong body. Very sweet malty. Smoky Barleywine like. Peat and toffee. Starkes Teil! Cuso (10950) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - NOV 1, 2018
Bottle. Dark amber with small tan head. Aroma of malt, dried fruits, caramel, smoke. Taste, malt, caramel, dried fruits, biscuts, smoke. ALcohol is well hidden. Good.