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Rauchbier - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 4.82
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: deapokid on 01-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Went to Rock Bottom Chicago last Friday to celebrate my 30th birthday. Very happily surprised with the rauchbier they had on tap.

Very nice color, wonderful smoky bacon smell that proceeded right into the same flavor. blew me away. solid mouthfeel gives this beer an overall amazing rating. Picked up a growler to take home.

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4.72/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank at the bar on Thursday (1/28). Reviewed from detailed notes:

Chalkboard above bar noted a birthdate of 1-27-2010 (super fresh!) and an ABV of 5.3%.

Smoked beers always seem to have an interesting look and this successfully walks the line between light and dark. Liquid is lacy, a shade murky and altogether attractive.

God, I love this smell. First thing I catch is bacon, followed by bratwurst and a freshly lit cigar. It really makes me happy to know that there is a style of beer that smells and tastes like the foods I love to eat. The aromas are also quite authentic and never reek of synthetic chemical tampering. From look and scent, this one would make the Heller-Trum guys proud.

Taste is absolutely fantastic. This beer manages to pack mountains of smokey goodness, but with a nice amber sweetness that is wholly unexpected and absolutely delicious. These two contrasting flavors intermingling adds a nice balance, making for a delicious and complex beer that is easy to sip and fun to try to deconstruct.

Mouthfeel is clean, while still complex and mysterious. It captures the woody aspects of a smoker while still displaying a distinct lager angularity. Not to mention that it's still thoroughly refreshing.

This is definitely the MVP of Rock Bottom's beer list and I was so impressed and excited about this one. The brewmaster should definitely pat himself on the back and keep up the good work.

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Rauchbier from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.