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Deep Purple Rauchbier - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Deep Purple Rauchbier
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 19.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoke on the water! This Bamberg inspired smoked ale is bacon in a glass. Very polarizing beer, you either like the style and taste, or you never want to drink it again. Unique, brewed using German malts and Noble hops.

(Beer added by: Bendurgin on 07-10-2010)
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RockyCoast

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-14-2014 03:35:23 | More by RockyCoast
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jebrew

Maine

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-20-2014 19:16:03 | More by jebrew
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hvy1

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2014 16:03:10 | More by hvy1
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sgregory

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-04-2014 15:59:57 | More by sgregory
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psdriscoll

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-30-2014 18:14:29 | More by psdriscoll
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tinterlande

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-03-2014 19:06:03 | More by tinterlande
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-08-2014 03:00:14 | More by Kelp
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craft_shannie

Indiana

2/5  rDev -46.2%

09-12-2013 19:15:37 | More by craft_shannie
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BlackHoleBrew42

Colorado

5/5  rDev +34.4%

08-05-2013 02:09:56 | More by BlackHoleBrew42
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blt2646

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-29-2013 00:24:30 | More by blt2646
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-18-2013 02:45:28 | More by Jspriest
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-05-2013 02:27:50 | More by rderedin
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meehandennis

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2013 02:34:26 | More by meehandennis
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

Tap at the festival.

Semi clear auburn color, light fizzy head.

Nose some smoke, soapy perfumy aromatics, light campfire, caramel, sweet malts, chewy malt like, charcoaly.

Taste Smoke galore, campfire smoke, hint of peat like smoke even, caramel and reddish malts, chewy, light earthy grassy hops, a bit of bitterness, little creamy even, and a heat from the smoke itself but fluffy. Finish is long smoke, bitterness, light astringent.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad but not great, I've had better and worse Rauchbiers. It brings plenty of smoke, but not much else I think.

10-22-2012 18:50:55 | More by jlindros
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%

@ Novare Res, Portland ME

Dark orange with a thin head. Some crescent moon retention to begin with but all foam is pretty much dead by 4 fingers.

Smells like campfire, bread crust and fig jam.

Smoke, of course, is the base but the malty depth is as good as I've ever had in a rauch - MacIntosh apple, gingerbread and as it warms the sweetness settles down and it tastes like a smoked pretzel. Not as smokey as it could be but the malt character is complimentary and enjoyable enough that it works.

I've yet to have a Marshall Wharf beer that didn't impress the pants off me and once again I find myself pant-less.

09-02-2012 13:56:14 | More by donkeyrunner
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-29-2012 18:31:22 | More by mendvicdog
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-27-2012 17:51:38 | More by ElGallo
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

On tap at When Pigs Fly. Have I mentioned what a phenomenal beer list they have?

In a snifter the beer was a dark brown color with a small tan head.

It had a caramel and an understated smoke aroma.

The taste was smoky caramel, with a little vanilla.

This was a very smooth and delicious beer. The smoke was kind of in the background, and not right in your face. Very nice.

05-12-2012 23:26:55 | More by lordofthewiens
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-09-2012 10:24:58 | More by Snellgg5
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mikeale

Maine

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-11-2012 22:29:10 | More by mikeale
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

I stopped into Three Tides with Alewife on 09DEC11 for some bier and food. Started off with a 1/2-pint of their Rauchbier, served by the Tides owner, David Carlson.

My slender, fluted glass was filled with a clear copper brew, with steady carbo rising up. Head was thin and fine, off-white, but left minimal lacing. Had an attractive aroma, some caramel mingling with light smokiness. The rauch was easily evident but not overly strong. Medium bodied all the way, the liquid was also fairly easy-going on the tongue.

Good caramel notes and light sweetness were first to board the palate. Restrained smoke was noted. Again, like the aroma, it was readily noticed but not the liquid-bacon that scares most people off. The smoke was there but didn't overpower anything else here. A little florality came into play at the finish, which was pretty dry. Quite satisfying and enjoyable. Most folks either love or hate Rauchs; I'm in with the Rauch-lovers, and this one hit the spot. Prosit!!

4 rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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12-12-2011 20:41:56 | More by Bierman9
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-08-2011 19:54:37 | More by Rochefort10nh
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured on-tap at Three Tides, the beer was served in a pint glass. The beer pours a honey-brown color, with a vibrant, yellow-hued highlight. There is a thin ring of fluffy, white head. The smokey nose is similar to applewood bacon and oak chips. The beer's flavors are a bit watery and light, especially after the heavy aromas. Mostly nutty sweet, with a steady smoked background. The aftertaste is very light, with a balance of smoke and sweet malt. The beer does have a smooth, clean finish.

08-25-2011 02:10:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

First had: on tap at Three Tides, Belfast, ME

Described as "bacon in a glass." I've definitely had rauchbiers that are smokier than this, but this was nice and easily drinkable.

Poured a thick, dark brown with a nice finger of well-retaining head. Roasted malts and nuts in the aroma with an obvious smoke presence. More roasted malts in the taste, with smoked wood and mesquite happening, but not overly smokey compared to other rauchbiers. A bit of sweetness coming through on the finish. Medium bodied and pretty drinkable if you're a fan of the style.

05-14-2011 20:10:34 | More by Rifugium
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facedogg

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from the growler, not too much carbonation so no need to be careful with your pour. This beer is definitely not for everyone, the main characteristic is certainly smokey, almost reminiscent of bacon, which I don't mind at all. Underlying sweetness rounds out the taste. Definitely will try this one again.

05-08-2011 02:03:07 | More by facedogg
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Deep Purple Rauchbier from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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