TreinJan (4) - Leiden, - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown with reddish hue, foam light brown. Nose is mainly malt, with some smoke. Taste is somewhat sweet, malty, smoked and some bitterness. Atertaste is moderately bitter, smoke lingers as well. A fuller version of the Lager.
rosskyle (546) - - NOV 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at in de wlideman. Dark Amber color with a off white head. Smoked peat aroma. Strong peat and smoke flavor with a bit of a watery finish. Light body.
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ciocanelu (1617) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown color, just slightly reddish, beige head. Aroma has nice smoked malts, slight toasted malt acidity, grains and just a hint of ham. Taste has also smoked grains, not too intense but really tasty. Slightly sweet and malty on the finish but it fits really well. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Really tasty and easy drinking rauchbier.
SinH4 (3432) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2016 Bottle shared by ciocanelu, many thanks! Clear dark amber color with eggshell head. Aroma is ham, sweet malts, earthy-herbal. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, earthy, herbal. Sweetish finish, medium carbonation. A very nice Smoked, closer to Schlenkerla than their regular Rauchbier - but a bit sweeter and more herbal, it’s quite lieblich.
SVD (1645) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, dark amber beer, small head. Aroma is smoked ham. Taste is smoke, wood, sweet. not bad
McSherman (587) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Farbe: Dunkelbraun, leicht rötlich mit hellem Schaum.
Geruch: Rauchig, malzig, holzig, brotig
Geschmack: Die Aromen zeigen sich auch hier. Sehr weiches, malziges und süffiges Bier. Das Rauchige ist nicht so aufdringlich wie beim Schlenkerla und wunderbar eingebunden. Empfehlung!
teddybeer (3527) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coppery color with a minimal white head. Aroma is smoky with some caramelish hints. Flavor is slightly malty, smoked meat and some bready hints. Light smoked in the final with flat carbonation.
MrOrla (2422) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Brewery. Pours hazy dark amber with a off white head. Aroma of Smoke, sausage, chewy caramel, caramel, very light hops. Good smoke and quite balanced. Very enjoyable.
kajser27 (1490) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored, clear, medium off white head, good lacing and lasting. Aroma is of smoked sausage, some grains and malt and bready dough. Taste is medium- sweet malt, some caramel, quite bready, some grain, smoked ham with a smoky aftertaste, dryish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
(on tap, Bamberg)
jonno (2559) - JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favourite of the Spezials. Not as meaty and smokey as Scherlenkerla but with more depth of character. Dark Amber bordering on dark Brown. Full smokey fish nose. Rich tasting, smoke is seamless with the fantastic body. A true classic.
tiong (6638) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle@ HBF 2016. Pours reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of smoked malts, hints of leather and earthiness. Taste is smooth, balanced and slightly smoky with hints of leather and wood. Finish is smooth and balanced. Pretty good.