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Smokey George | Brauerei Gasthof Rittmayer

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Brauerei Gasthof Rittmayer
Germany | website

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 05-13-2007

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Photo of drmeto
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours dark copper with a fairly long-lasting grey-ish head
-medium carbonation
-big campfire,iodine,smoked meat,tobacco,caramel
campfire,medicinal note,ash,asphalt,tobacco,smoked meat,caramel.finish is bready with a pleasant sweetness.
medium carbonation,medium mouthfeel
One of the smokiest beers out there.
Something for Fans of Islay Scotch Whisky,others should be cautious

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it poured somewhat dark in color with a whitish moderate (for a wheat beer) head. Overall pleasant taste, but nothing that really inspires.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped into Hutt'n in Nürnberg on 25SEP11 for some refreshments, and Smokey George caught my eye. Two 0.5l bottles later (€2.90 each), I was satisfied!

George was a deep, clear copper, almost chestnut-like in color. Head was thin, off-white, fine and creamy, leaving good lacing behind. An aroma of smoke just jumps right out at you! Whoa!! Quite rich, with whiskey also detectable. Medium-bodied, it was a touch prickly, yet still fairly smooth.

Taste is smokey all the way. Almost like a Schlenkerla Rauch, though there is some peaty action going on here. Very dry all the way, the whiskey is noticeable yet restrained. Quite good, if you like Rauchs (and I DO!). Prosit!!

4.03 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is very meaty smoke and is very strong. You can smell the beer from several feet away. The flavor is more of the same, with a ton of smoke and some caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Maybe not quite as good as some of the Aecht Schlenkerla rauchbiers, but a very nice smoky beer.

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Photo of TKempe
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The amber color is nice, but alas there hardly is any head on the beer and no lace.

Smells very smoky, in a way that only differs slightly from the beechwood-smoked beers, bringing out a peaty, sharper note. Malt presence is big too, enjoyably sweet.

More malt-sweetness to the taste. Again, little hops present. The finish brings out the smokiness, which slowly develops into a more unique kind, which is a sharper and more bitter one. The bitterness seems somewhat rancid and doesn't please me all the way. The reference to whisky is unmistakable.

Feels good and creamy in the mouth, but is just a bit too flat.

I prefer the brewer's other smoked beer over this one by miles.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
2.29/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A dark smoked beer made with Scottish Whiskey malt. Hints of smoke in the aroma mixed with band aids. Light brown colored head was stubby, but held out for a minute or so. Dark amber colored beer has a nice glow to it. Tastes like band aids too. It's like plastic mixed with some medicinal cough syrup, and a dash of smokiness. The off flavor is quite strong, and definitely not from the smoked malt. I picked up a couple of bottles of this beer and they all tasted the same so it's not just a bad bottle. Maybe a bad batch. If it didn't have the plastic flavor it would probably taste like a brown ale with a nice smoked coating. Give it a try, chances are it will be better then what I had.

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Smokey George from Brauerei Gasthof Rittmayer
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