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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock - Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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Friar Bacon Smoked BockFriar Bacon Smoked Bock

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Beejay on 06-29-2010

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 48
Reviews by mazdarx:
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4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up the other day as i was getting supplies to brew a couple beers.

Not a huge fan of smoked beverages other than Alaska's smoked porter and a few other smoked porters. So i was surprised when i found myself enjoying this more than i expected to. Smells like smoked bacon right off the bat for me. it marries well with the bock style. very impressed.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of Beejay
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a mug

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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of fishnuttoo
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was bought at Listermann Brewing on Dana ave, 22 0z bomber.

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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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nlmartin
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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2.61/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock from Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
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