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Rauch Bier - Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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Rauch Bier
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: beertunes on 10-08-2009)
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-14-2014 22:28:07 | More by jbhollis1180
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tongatim

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%

I'm not a huge Rauch fan, but sure appreciate clean, balanced, malty lagers. Like their Vienna lager, this one has a strong malt backbone. Generous carbonation, moderate head which dissipates quickly. Dry finish. Oh yeah, the smoke. Restrained in a way that lets the overall quality of the lager continue to amaze and please.

05-11-2014 03:10:36 | More by tongatim
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-29-2013 19:18:24 | More by tastymug
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-07-2013 14:21:11 | More by dunix
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jeffeljefe

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2012 00:56:02 | More by jeffeljefe
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John_M

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

At the brewpub the other day.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. This beer has just a wonderful nose of smoked bacon and underlying orange citrus. Flavors replicate the nose very well, and I love how the smoked bacon flavor doesn't overwhelm the flavor profile, but instead is just one more interesting element to savor. The beer has no more then moderate sweetness, which is countered very well by the smoke in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and drinkability is not bad at all. Very nice.

10-16-2009 16:20:26 | More by John_M
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%

My first sip of Chuckanut's Rauch gave me a full-on WOW! reaction. I knew more-or-less what to expect in terms of smoke flavor and I was hoping Chuck's effort wasn't over-smoked. It wasn't. But the first sip was still surprising for its bold smoked malt qualities.

As the beer breathed the smokiness receded to a more integrated component nestled among casual hop spice and backdrop sweetness. It is a perfectly clear ale of classic amber with low bubbles and light suds.

Rauchbiers are an acquired taste and I'm not exactly a fan of the style. But Chuckanut's is not excessively smoked as some are and still manages to taste like a beer as opposed to a salami. Recommended if you like rauchbiers.

10-16-2009 04:04:13 | More by RedDiamond
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beertunes

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a pretty light amber color with about a half-inch of just off-white head that dissipated quickly and left a bare trace of lacing.

A basic, and pleasant, malt aroma greets the nose, with just a hint of smokieness wafting in the background. The smoke had a much bolder presence on the tongue, but not overwhelmingly so. A balanced maltyness is the dominant flavor, which is why this brew is more enjoyable than a lot of smoke beers.

The body was typical for a Marzen. This beer was much more drinkable than a lot of smoke beers and having several would be easy to do. Overall, a solid beer that is worth trying when you see it.

10-08-2009 20:37:01 | More by beertunes
Rauch Bier from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
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