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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock - Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beejay on 06-29-2010)
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Reviews by fauxpunker:
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2.55/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks good. Brown and clean with a thin, off-white head.
S: The label isn't lying. Powerful smokey aroma with bacon showing up clearly. Smells more like breakfast than beer.
T: Smoke blasts the tastebuds hard. Didn't notice the bacon as much, but the combination of smoke and malt wound up tasting kinda like a band aide. Not something I enjoyed.
M: Moderately full, the smokiness made it seem fairly big. Good carbonation.
O: This definitely wasn't my bag. The chemical/band aide affect in the taste left a lot to be desired. Pleasent to smell, not so much to taste. Didn't finish the bottle.

fauxpunker, Dec 17, 2012
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber/brown color with a half inch light tan head that fizzled away pretty quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is pretty much all smoked meats/malt (bacon), along with a bit of wood. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like smoked malt/meats, and there's also some wood and an apple juice flavor noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I think it's a solid brew, it's definitely worth trying.

bluejacket74, Jun 22, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany brown. Murky with tan head that fades into white bubbles on the top.

S: Definitely smells like smoked meat. Something sweet in the smell as well, almost like maple bacon.

T: Smokey up front.. this fades to a gentle pleasant sweetness. The finish is a nice long lasting grilled aftertaste. There is almost a Belgian flavor in here, I'll need to get another bottle or two to figure this thing out.

M: Thin to medium bodied, though it feels quite light in your mouth. Carbonation is there, but it is not featured. There is a nice roundness to this brew.

D: Definitely something I would like to get again. I think I could drink a few pints of this, and try to figure it out a little better.

Beejay, Jun 29, 2010
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 fl. oz. bottle
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A - It is a dark rust color with amber highlights. I normal pour provided four inches of tan head.

S - It smells like a rauchbier. I get that wonderful aroma of smoked pork. I get some caramel malt as well.

T - It's got a pretty good smokey flavor to it. I get some sweet caramel malt in the middle, and it has a dry, bitter finish.

M - Medium with some prickly carbonation.

O - It has the makings of a great rauchbier. I loved the aroma, and the initial flavor was good. I didn't like the dry, bitter finish.

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A: Medium, hazy, brown color. Small tan head, faded quickly

S: Strong smokey smell, sweet smell intermingled.

T: strong smokey taste, some richness in there, and definitely some sweetness too. flavor stays throughout the beer.

M: lightly carbonated, medium bodied beer

D: good beer, strong smokey flavor, without being overbearing. would drink again.

Keep making em, and Ill keep drinking em

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This beer was picked up at a local stop and rob. The beer was served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a murky dark amber coloration. The head was a thick beige that resolves to a ring of foam. No lacing noted.

Smell: The aroma of the beer is loaded with smokey bacon. A nice maple note couples with the meaty bacon.

Taste: A sweet maple smoked bacon, starts very strongly smokdy and mellows out.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is just shy of medium. I think a little less fizzyness would improve the drinkability. I would certainly grab another bottle of this should I see it great bang for the buck at $5.00 a bomber.

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stevehagy, Yesterday at 11:49 AM
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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

100th review. super excited to get this. Thanks CMitchell! shocking my landmark review has something to do with pork....

This beer showed up at the house very cold today. I gave it 15 hours to settle in the fridge. Opened it up to a crazy gusher. Lost about 3-4 oz of beer all over my counter. Perhaps it was the extreme temp changes or the stress on route. Whatever, my kitchen smells like bacon so I don't mind.

L- a careful pour yields a dark, caramel amber. foggy and chunky. white flakes dance around in the murky cider like body. a fizzy, noisy, and lively head dissipates rapidly to a thin white film.

S- The smell off the bat is great. I was afraid since this beer emphasized bacon, that it would be like an overly smoked beer that gave a nitrate like amora, but this one is balanced nicely. Road tar, malted barley, honey ham, rubber, and charred hickory. absolutely awesome.

T- the taste is light and pleasant. It reminds me a Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen. Crisp with a silky malt presents.

F- overcarbonated and fizzy, but not stinging or thin.

D- Very high drinkability for me. Very happy I have another one. The taste isn't too heavy, but the smell is dank. I am very glad this one delivered. Bacon beer baby!

backfat, Jan 25, 2011
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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock from Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
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