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Brewed by 3 Ravens
Style: Smoked
Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three Ravens Dark is a European smoked dark ale. A blend of unique German malts and classic Hallertau hops add intrigue to an elegant, yet welcoming beer. Modelled on an age old Franconian style ready to be rediscovered. Traditional bottle-conditioning naturally carbonates this beer and helps add to its complexity.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, - MAY 19, 2010
Beige lacey head, with tawny brown body. Obvious smoke aroma, possibly at the expense of any other body. Medium length and complexity despite the differnce of the smoking. My first Aussie smoked beer. Melbourne, at the Beer Cafe.


3
floydian1 (1519) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 15, 2018
330ml bottle (filled 18/1/17). Reddish-brown appearance, tan head. Sweet crystal malts and smoky bacon on nose and tongue. Little else but I believe that is true to style. No complaints re: quality though not a style I go for.

3.2
ANZUShophunter (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2017
From bottle in dimpled mug. Pours reddish brown with tan head, aroma and taste of smoked bacon. The finish is fairly non-descript, a hint of bitterness that seems to fade rather quickly

3.2
RafeAU (628) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
okay smoked beer. The smokey flavour is pleasant but there’s nothing else in this beer to keep it interesting.

3.2
Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2015
330mL bottle Pours a lovely ruby body with a firm tan head. Good nose; prominent smokiness - woody, meaty, slightly earthy - with a solid measure of toasty, nutty, toffee, slightly chocolatey malt. Medium full body, drops away off the palate somewhat quickly with a slight drying smokey astringency. Subdued on the palate - dry meaty smoke, burnt nuts, cocoa, some floral hop notes on a dry finish with moderate bitterness. Not bad, like the level of smoke, would be nicer with a bit more body.

3.7
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Really nice smoke flavour, like drinking smokey bacon, but still super well balanced. Worth a go if you like smoke.

3.3
ShaneJ (903) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (March 2014). Dark brown, 1cm tan head, oaky/smoky, some citrus, bitter cocoa, some sweet caramel for balance, smoky bitter finish. Ok.

3.1
mattyhennessy (377) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a brown colour with a black with a ruby tinge. Small slightly tanned head. Very smokey aroma as expected. Smells almost of over-roasted coffee with some chocolate. Taste has an initial bitter tinge of cocoa and coffee, followed by some malt sweetness and a slightly citrus flavour. Rounded out with a smokey finish. Not sessionable but nice with dinner

3.9
vinhol (346) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap great northern hotel nice aroma hard to discribe nice dark brown roasted taste

3.3
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Med brown w loose head. Mellow, balanced smokey ale, with toasty, slightly caramelly malts like marzen.

3.3
LesArgen (386) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
A smoky aroma as advertised, but there’s also citrus, a little chocolate and some apricot. The flavour is quite sweet with some citrus and caramel. I’ve no idea what makes a good smoked beer, but it’s a nice beer - good body and length - even if it’s not quite my cup of tea.


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