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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2012
The head is ok, the body dark. The taste is intensive smoky, creamy, full bodied, balanced, very tasty. Perfect! 12/12/12/12/-/12

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3983) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Olive bottle, 0,5 l, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on December 4 2012; eye: copper, clear, minimal effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: malt, smoky, toffee, light burnt; mouth: malt, smoky, toffee, meaty, smoky finale with presence of toffee, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANAIS Bouteille olive, 0,5 l, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!), savoure le 4 dcembre 2012; il : cuivre, limpide, effervescence minime, petit anneau de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, fume, toffee, lger brl; bouche : malt, fume, toffee, viandeuse, finale en fume avec prsence de toffee, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucre, un peu mince; en rsum : correct

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6270) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light smoked malt with some dry caramel malt with light and subtle notes of residual sugar. Taste is also dominated by great caramel malt with light smoked malt notes and some light residual sugar notes. Body is lighter then expected with good carbonation. Easily drinkable without too much complexity and really not as much smoked malt as expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4547) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml. Bire cuivre avec une mousse beige. Le nez a bel et bien des effluves diode, de fume, de caramel. La bouche est agrable, bine constitue, les caramel ctoie la fume en tout lgance. Finale quelque peu sucre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5514) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Une bouteille de 50 cl. Une robe brune. Un simple anneau de mousse. Un nez qui annonce des choses douces (caramel, notes grilles, fruits) travers des envols de fume de bois et de feuilles sches. Un got qui sarticule autour dune douceur de caramel bien contenue par une fume jamais agressante et par des flaveurs de petits fruits foncs. En bouche, un corps lger avec un ptillement peu prononc et une texture un peu mince. Une finale peu tonitruante sur des notes de caramel lgrement pic et emboucan. Peu complexe mais facile boire et sans doute parfait pour les gens qui ont peur du style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3335) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
500ml bottle, dark copper color, with a big frothy tan head, mild smokey, biscuity, caramel, toasted malty nose, with some meaty smoked bacon, smoked ham, beechwood, bran cereal muffin accents, with some light toffee, dried fruit notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good biscuity, caramelized, bready, toasted, light smoked maltines character, with some grainy cereal, bran muffin, faint dried fruity raisiny, buttery toffeeness flavours, leading towards a fruity drried rainsin, toasty maltiness finish. A bit weak in his smoky character!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Solid aroma of Weyerman smoked malt with caramel and berries. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium beige head. Very good flavor of Weyerman smoked malt, caramel and berries. The body is medium with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (2061) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Tried at Snallygaster Fest in D.C. Amber color with white head.. Smoke aroma. Flavor is some caramel and a lot of smoke flavor. Tastes like bacon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
A healthy beige head mostly stays above the clear copper with ruby tinges. Woohoo, more smokey than anticipated. Theres plenty of beechwood smoke in there, bringing forth woodsy, tobacco, leafy and earthy notes, but in a rather candied Munich malt profile where nuttiness has a vegetal lactone connotation and vanilla hints. From the nose, it smells like its going to be sweet. Yet in mouth, while its bock nature introduces a malt forward and hop timid nature, the generous smoke provides a nice counterbalance and in a way, so does the beers leanliness. It is fairly thin for a beer of this stature and this makes it seem less in your face caramelly sweet. Plenty of bready and cerealic nuances to the maltiness. Tasty product that can be regarded as an easy drinker, as a captivating food matcher and as a rather complex beverage on its own.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
My Bottom Line :
This svelte Rauchbock shares wooden smoke and light Munich malt character, leading to more smokiness and spicy hops in the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A film of foam tops the misty dark amber.
-This is very easy drinking for a Bock.
-Subtle caramel sweetness adds body.
-This is not the most compelling Spezial brew, but its fun nonetheless for Rauchbier lovers.

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