Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Ab Ende Oktober/Anfang November gibt es – traditionell zur Weihnachtszeit – unser „Bockbier“, ein dunkles, süffiges Starkbier mit ca. 16 – 17% Stammwürze. Unser Bockbier ist ein Geheimtipp unter den Bamberger Starkbieren und reicht deshalb meist nur bis kurz vor Weihnachten – probieren Sie also rechtzeitig!

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Saeglopur (2496) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2018
Score: 7 / 5 / 8 / 4 / 15

Draught at Spezial Keller, Bamberg.
Beautiful, deep copper, slightly hazy body, with a big, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of smoke, bacon, wood, caramel, toast, some cocoa, some dark fruits.
Tastes similar, while richer and very smooth.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes medium smoky, moderate roasty, a bit dry, subtly sweet, with smoked wood, toast, some cocoa.

Very nice. Just the right amount of smoke and not to sweet. Drinks really smooth and balanced. Not my favourite Rauchbock, but still a very lovely example.

KyotoLefty (10949) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2018
Bottle fresh from the brewery from my man Chuwy. Been waiting years to try this. Great smoke nose, bit of ester, smoked salmon. Balanced, mild, hides alcohol so well, much less smoky than Schlenkerla but lovely malt flavors. Great.

rikstar (2605) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2017
rookbier met een lichte body bbq, rozenbottel en een beetje rookworst niet verkeerd maar ook niet de beste in z’n klasse maar wel ok

KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2016
Clear mahogany with a medium off white head. Aroma had sweet roasted malt, caramel and hints of smoke. Flavor was sweet with roasted and smoked malt. Finished sweet.

Ritzn (2189) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2016
Brown/ruby with big beige head. Aroma is lots of caramel, raisins and bacon. Taste is sharp sweetness with umami bacon. Quite heavy and thick. Not for me!

SinH4 (6931) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2017 Rating #3333, Holzfass, late November 2016. Ruby-brown color with tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, a nice smokyness as well. Taste is raisins, caramel, malty, quite noticeable booziness that induces a warming finish. Oily mouthfeel. A beautiful Rauchbock! 7-5-8-4-16

Early December 2017, again Holzfass at the brewery. This grew on me, and I believe now that this really does not have to hide itself next to Urbock. needs a higher score. 9-5-9-4-18.

jonas (8571) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2016
Tap at Spezial. Deep chestnut, lovely dark creamy head. Woodsmoke nose. Fruity berry malt base, chewy smoke, herbal hop counterpoint.

Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn in der Brauereigaststätte getrunken. Klares Braunkupfer mit schnell schwindenem Schaum. Vom ersten Eindruck eher ein Rauchlager. Aber der erste Eindruck trügt ...

kajser27 (2143) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 31, 2016
Dark brown with ruby hue, small off white frothy but not very lasting head. Aroma is of medium to strong smoked ham, some caramel, bit bready and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet caramel and toast, strong smoked ham, bit bready dough, some light herbal bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. (on tap, Bamberg)

Zlotta (4254) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
0.5 l bottle at 6.7% abv from ’De Bierkoning’, best before April 2016. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Sweetish-malty, faintly smoky aroma of smoked ham, dark chocolate, raisins and caramel. Sweet-malty, slightly smoky taste of raisins, caramel, dark chocolate and smoked ham, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter finish with dark chocolate and faint notes of smoke. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Less intense notes of smoke than expected, just broadening to the complexity of this bock a bit. Good, clearly behind Schlenkerla Urbock though.

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