AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours muddy brown with oatmeal colored head. The nose is as the flavor, which is smokey bacon and jerky. Vegetarians stay clear of this one! blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
bottle, very bacony, smoky nose, good almond head, smoky flavor of barbq and oak shavings, very good JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 500ml from Total Wine, Durham. When you’re in the mood for a rauchbier (or as my wife calls it, a "meat beer") I’m not sure you can do much better than dial up this classic. Pours like a substantial brown ale, clear, impressively colored, with a fairly minimal head. But the aroma is just ka-pow! Deep in the pit, with the hog on the spit. It’s not meat beer in the abstract, but lovely wood smoked bbq. What’s nice is the high quality of the marzen at the heart of it all, with some hops battling through the strong smoked malts, and a very rich creamy body (much fuller than I remember). A delight. mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle, courtesy of robinvboyer. Pours a deep brown color which when held up to light is quite translucent and deep reddish, reminds me of coke. Next to no head. Smells like bacon and jerky. Flavour isn’t quite what the smell is like. It’s rather malty and smooth at the beginning, and as you drink it gets progressively more smoky and meaty. Carbonation is low, but nice, and it’s very smooth and slightly creamy. Very interesting beer. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours a dark brown reddish rusty color. Aroma is smoked spiced sausage and campfire. Very robust flavor of grilled sausage or pork. The roasted malts really supports the smoky flavors. Very creamy and a nice medum-full body. Not quite as good as the Urbock, but definitely close to it.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2008
This beer has an aroma of smoked pork. It does not taste like a typical marzen, but instead has a strong flavor of a smoked pork broth. It does have a secondary spicy flavor, which is the marzen showing through the smoke. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle; poured a dark, cola brown with a small off white head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather, meat, and bean and bacon soup. Definitely an acquired taste; would have never liked this a year ago. For the amount of smoky flavor, it is pretty easy drinking. Some sweetness and meat, but not the most complex version of the style. Slightly above average for the style, but could have used a little bit more complexity and balance. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
This beer was an incredibly unique beer. The taste was the first I have ever had. Having never tried a smoked beer, i was definately impressed. dark brown colour, huge flowing head. lots of smoke and barbeque aromas, bacon, burgers and Lambeau Field. Mouthfeel was incredibly creamy lots of nutty character. kappldav123 (6100) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2008
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Smells very much like smoked bacon. Tastes the same. Very spicy, roast-malty, dry finish. Not my favourite! Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is smoked with notes of bacon/smoked ham - something smoked.. Flavour is sweet at the start, but dry and smoky in the aftertaste. This could work great with food.