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Smoke Out - Starr Hill Brewery

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 11-13-2008)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. Bottled July 2013.
Orangey gold pour, just about no head. A few white whisps on top.

Aroma, some sweeter caramel and toffee. Campfire, very light smoked bacon.

Taste, a barbeque smoke, light caramel, grainy malt. A honey bacon. Some nice earthiness. Lingers pretty well.

Light side of medium, higher carbonation. Much higher carbonation than the appearance would leave one to believe. Goes down easy, but you have to like the smoke. Was pleasantly surprised by this compared to two years ago reviews.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Judging by other people's reactions to this one, I feel like I may have had a subpar pint, but I don't know think I'd try this one again.

A: Started out well, a nice dark color, almost opaque. Head was a touch too thin.

S: Curiously, the main smell I got from this one was licorice. Not unpleasant, but certainly unexpected.

T: Eh. Frankly, this tasted like someone had poured liquid smoke into a pint of water, then dyed it black. I really didn't get any *beer* taste, just smoke. My girlfriend, who's spent time in Bamberg and had proper rauchbier, assured me this one didn't taste anything like The Real Thing.

M: Thin, thin, thin. I admit I like my beer to be thick in my mouth, but this was awfully watery.

O: I've really been disappointed with Starr Hill's selection, and this did nothing to lift the mediocrity. Everything they brew feels unnecessarily watery and tastes like not much, and this was no exception.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden body with creamy never say die head that leaves lace as it slowly descends. A smokey, but not too smokey (i.e. beef jerky) smell and I can detect a hint of sweetness. Taste is more of the same as this medium-bodied beer isn't as dry or cutting as other smoke beers, but has a good smoke profile and also some sweet caramel and other sugary malts poke through. Not as "smokey" as other rauchbiers and the profile of the beer is a little generic but overall I enjoyed this one.

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Smoke Out from Starr Hill Brewery
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