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Rauch Ür Bock | Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding
77 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
128
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
15.12%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-05-2010

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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 128
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours coppery with a medium head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Beautiful sweet smoke smell, mix of bock malt and wood/BBQ.

T: Not as intense in the smoke arena as Schlenkerla, that's fine. As with the nose, the baked caramel sweetness adds great flavour dimension, with cherry/wood?, mesquite, and sweet BBQ sauce. Really nice interplay of flavours.

M: A tad too light in body for 7.4%, but very smooth, bit creamy.

D: This is the best of the Kettle Series I've had. A very well made rauchbier, in the same league as Schlenkerla at a cheaper price. Rare style too. Good job Caldera.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice 'surprise' tap at Bailey's; grabbed a 10 oz. pour ($2.50).

A: Deep auburn with the finest haziness; a brief ivory head (less than 1/2 finger) crests then dissolves. What remains is a broken swirl of film and a creamy ring. Decent streaming carbonation.

S: Lovely of savory smoke and sugared spiciness...a malty, caramel-laden lager covered gently with grainy husks, burnt yet surprisingly sweet. Strong enough to be smelled from 1-foot away in a crowded room.

T: Toffee and spice (notable cinnamon) with a candied fruit after-effect. Oh yeah, a good deal of smoke - a sweet mesquite, reminiscent of barbecued brisket. Herbed and a little tang in the finish. Enough intonations of fruit and a fleeting tartness.

M: Velvety feel with a slight prickle (less from carbonation, more from an earthy ground spice). Medium body that borders on heaviness (not unexpected: it IS over 7%). Maltiness coats but isn't cloying; smoke doesn't intrude too much.

D: Despite a heavenly aroma and feel and good flavor, this 'only' can muster a 4.0, simply due to a hefty alcohol girth. It's a touch on the sweet side (ur-bock) but the smokiness is well done. Sure it's worth a glass (or two) and is one I'd definitely have again.

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Rauch Ür Bock from Caldera Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.