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Fumata Bianca - High & Mighty Beer Co.

Fumata BiancaFumata Bianca

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38 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%

Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rudzud on 10-06-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-02-2012 13:05:09 | More by nathanjohnson
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4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a standard tapered glass. True to its name the beer is straw yellow in color, slightly hazy, with a substantial white head. Considerable aroma suggesting smoke, fresh rye bread, with a little yeasty quality, like perhaps a saison or biere de garde. Very promising. And, indeed, the flavor is dead on. There's a lot of flavor in this totally sessionable lager. It's well carbonated, and a very slight sourness brings some refreshment along with the bold grainy flavors of the rye, and the spicy clove flavors from the yeast. I would not have guessed this is a lager, though given the color and mouthfeel it makes total sense. The ABV is 4.5% which is a good thing because this thing is dangerously drinkable. Underrated and worth seeking out for fans of either roggenbier or rauchbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 03:56:40 | More by hreb
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking sunny yellow color, hazy and opaque, with a bright white head of about a finger and a half. Good retention. Aroma was fairly lemony with more citrus and floral hops. A bit of herbal character and a mild smokey note. Tasted mostly bright citrus and lemon at first, some smoke. After it warmed up and especially the last sip of the glass, smoke was really strong. Feel was lighter bodied, somewhat effervescent with a bit of prickly carbonation.

Definitely a unique beer, something I've not had before, and wasn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 11:20:44 | More by EgadBananas
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-14-2013 20:47:19 | More by Janeinma
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Campfire light, strumming the guitar and smores on the way. Even though it's late winter, these are the memories that this smoked rye ale evokes upon the very first whiff.

But before that, the beer pours with a solid "bark" brown color and shows semi-opaque translucence. A creamy mid-statured head pulls from the dark ale with an semi-dense ivory cap. The foam retains most of the session and shows broken lace as the beer fades.

Smoky sweet aromas leap out first, and does so with moderate intensity. Chocolate, coffee, nuts, spicy peppercorn and charred barley husk gives a toast scent that stops just shy of roast. Burnt caramel and whipping cream offers a malt-forward balance over that of woody hop notes.

Similar in taste, the beer's sweetness rises on the front palate with caramel, toffee, and chocolate notes. But soon after, the chocolate turns to coffee, the toffee turns to walnut, and the earthy sweetness turns spicy and grain-like as it turns to mid-palate. Finishing spicy, dry, and lightly grainy, the hops shine through with mild pine resins and stemmy bite.

Medium-full on the tongue, the weight of the beer is creamy and malty- and it stays like that from the initial sip, until a mild quiver to finish. Wood-derived astringency and rye spice prickles lightly on the sides of the tongue and jaws to offer up one last tinge of aggression.

Fumata is a standard earthy porter that borrows the nicer attributes of American-style robust porters and London-style brown porters. The rye character shows a raw earthiness that supports the smoke flavor and aroma well- I just kinda wish there were more of it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 20:29:12 | More by BEERchitect
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2012 00:21:14 | More by cfh64
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2012 16:31:47 | More by rolltide8425
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

07-04-2012 02:39:37 | More by bsuedekum
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing. It is a hazy golden straw yello with signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: smokey, spicy, bready, and sweet.

Taste: smokiness is very desirable, spiciness from the rye, a little chewy, and some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, smoke in the mouth, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not too familiar with smoked beer, but this one was ver desirable. I wouldn't mind drinking this with BBQ or even any grilled foods during the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 00:55:29 | More by Flounder57
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-25-2012 17:45:54 | More by chrispoint
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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours medium yellow with a slight white head. No lace.

Some smoke in the nose, but not like I had hoped. Light malt and a little coarse grainy note.

Well, they came thru with the smoke. Big heavy peaty smoke taste. Some mild bitterness and light malt flavors, which all get kicked aside by smoke. A little sour touch towards the end, that mingles with bitterness.

Beer was lighter bodied, ok carbonation.

I wish they did this with a better defined malt profile. Great smokiness, and a mediocre malt. I could drink this again, but probably won't.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 23:10:13 | More by OtherShoe2
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-15-2012 02:54:17 | More by polishkaz
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a surprisingly clean and clear golden yellow with a mild head that lingered slightly.

Aromas of a grilled cheese, hops, and a noticeable (though not overpowering) tinge of smoke.

But whoa! The smoke comes through in the mouth. Though it's light in body with pleasant bright hops, the finish is so smokey that it really weighs down the beer. I wish the smoke could be better balanced throughout.

A drinkable beer, and once the shock from the smoke wears off, it becomes a tad more manageable.

A noble attempt at a unique blend of styles, though I would argue it still needs a little ironing out.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 01:21:47 | More by rinhaak
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-27-2012 17:03:24 | More by hoppymcgee
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4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, light gold in color, clear

Smell: light rye bread and big time smoke

Taste: sweet malty start with light grass, touch of rye in the middle, then a big furnace blast of smoke

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness and light smoke, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: If I did not know better I would think this beer was made in Bamburg. It is that good. It may be the best domestic rauch/smoked beer I have had. Love the smoke heaviness on this one. Yes I wish this was a bit higher on the rye, but anyone who likes rauches should grab this. Way better than the black from High and Mighty, and I do like that beer--especially for rauch like quality.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 19:07:23 | More by tigg924
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Fumata Bianca from High & Mighty Beer Co.
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