Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Made with barley malt cured by natural beechwood smoke right in the brewery, in the old tradition of Bamberg.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10401) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2005
Bottle: Amber coloured, thin off-white, lasting head; distinctive smoky (bacon) nose with some traces of fruitiness (citrus) and also some hints of hops; initial sweetish maltiness ends in a quite complex finish: bitter, sweet, malty with some distinctive but soft traces of smoke; low carbonation; well drinkable: dont be afraid; if the first one is too odd, try a second one.........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3560) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Deep amber color body under a decent head that shows a hint of color. Smoky bacon aroma. The smoke is just about right in the flavor and comes mostly in the finish, letting the malt come to the front at the beginning. Nicely done and this would be especially good with many foods needing a counterpoint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Thanks to IPFreely for this one. Nose is iodine, fishy. Kind of like a single malt and smoked whitefish - smells like breakfast at my grandparents. Flavor is sweet smokey malt, a hint of fish. Well hopped. Odd but nice. A little caramel in the finish. Id like to try more beers like this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Medium amber color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is smoky malts and some fruitiness. The pure smoked aroma is there, but its not as noticeable as in some other Rauchbeirs (Think AS….) A medium bodied smoked beer. Malts are fruity and sweet. Touches of smoky malts, caramel and toffee. Kind of subtle, the smoky flavors kind of hide in the background and then come darting out and taunt you. There is also a very nice malt sweetness in this beer that really compliments the other flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (5043) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2005
Bottle. Label says bottled on 02 09 04. Poured a small sized white head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, fine-small sized bubbles, transparent, carbonated, and an orange hue. Malty, smokey aroma. Sweet, malty, smokey, watery and thin flavor. A mostly smooth, slightly tingly mouthfeel that was also watery, thin and dry. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (6005) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2005
medium sized frothy head of fine to medium sized off white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent light brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma contained notes of mild malty smoked burnt wood. The mouth feel is smooth mildly tingly and filled with a smoky ,malty thick aftertaste. The flavor is also smoked malts. OK for a Rauchbier not too smoke, but somehow it still did not work well for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia 05, 500ml bottle. Beery beer first, smokey beer second. Good dose of smoke on nose. Smoke flavors do not let down though are not in great balance with graininess. Maybe a little raw, a little burnt. A quaffer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12992) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2005
Amber color, Smoked ham aroma. Full bodied, malty, a light smokiness in the flavor. Hints of peach and butter. Fairly low on carbon. Excellent, would be very suited as my daytime beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2005
Aroma of smoked salmon and grease. Unfiltered. I was somewhat dreading this, b/c smoke beers seem to be a love/hate thing with most people. It took a while to get used to (at least half the bottle), but somehow it managed to be both filling and refreshing. Mouthfeel very heavy as it warmed. Heavy smoke/meat/fish component, lighter touch of malt. Slightly bitter, oily finish. Kind of like sitting around a campfire breathing in woodsmoke after finishing a hunk of savoury meat that was roasted over that same campfire. I can see where if you werent into smoked foods you would hate this kind of beer. But its actually pretty tasty.

Conquer fear of smoked beers: check

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Clear amber body with a moderately sized, big bubbled head. Interesting smoky aroma. Not as smoky as Schlenkerla, but definitely stronger than a lot of smoked beers Ive had. Smoked sausage, campfire and mesquite-grilled chicken all seem present, with undertones of caramel and grains. The body is moderate and nothing special, though expectedly so. The flavor isnt bad, as the smoke is less dominate than expected from the nose. Smoky and malty with almost no hop presence. Not really my cup of tea.

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