BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Brass appearance similar to their red beer. Intense peppery, smoked aroma reminiscent of a pepper vodka I was sampled. Definitely redolent of barbeque in smell and taste. This was very unlike the smoked porter I rated. This rauch bier reminded me of smoked meats as it had a beer jerky smokiness to it that was well developed--but not suited for my palate--this definitely seems like a style that is an acquired taste. After awhile the beer seemed akin to smoked jerky left to soak in alcohol.