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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock - Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.71%
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:
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(Beer added by: Beejay on 06-29-2010)
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

kal4478, Feb 26, 2013
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udfan07, Aug 10, 2014
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sliverX, Nov 16, 2012
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beerslushy, Jan 02, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +18%

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.

mazdarx, Jul 28, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%

Picked this up at Listermann Brewing Co. while I was shopping for home-brew supplies.

22 oz. bomber brown bottle. Poured into pint glass to form a 2" head of off-white frothy foam. The head lasted and lasted as a decent 1/8" cap for the duration. Beer was cloudy and had some minor floaters (bottle conditioned).

Nose: Very apparent smokey scent (like sitting around a campfire). Salty nose as well (Bacon is definitely there)

Taste: Just like the smell... very good. The Malt is balanced well with a slight hops finish.

Mouthfeel: maybe just a tad fizzy for my taste.... but not bad. Not as smooth as I like.

Drinkability: A nice meal in a bottle.... One bomber satisfys.

TheBierBand, Nov 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Lukass, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of mwa423
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%

A - Pours a very hazy red with ample white fluffy head that had decent retention and left a decent lacing.

S - Smoke and lots of it, there is the typical pork/bacon aromas along with a malty sweetness.

T - All smoke and meaty notes, the typical pork/bacon flavors with a grilled bbq type flavor that starts strong and mellow through into a nice malty and smooth finish.

M/D - Mouthfeel is about perfect, coats the tongue but still light and goes down smoothly. Very drinkable for the style and worth a look for rauchbier fans.

mwa423, Nov 07, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

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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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

Poured into a mug from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a very hazy dark brown with a fizzy white head. Fairly decent head retention and lacing.

Smells quite smoky along with some fruitiness reminding me of overripe raspberries. Slightly yeasty as well. I do detect the slightest hint of alcohol.

The taste is almost overwhelmingly smoky at first. After taking a few sips, however, some greater complexities begin to emerge. Hidden behind the smoke is a pleasant fruitiness along with some woody notes. There is a bit of alcohol that becomes noticeable in the finish. The beer is fairly sweet limiting drinkability somewhat.

Overall I am impressed with this beer. I am a big fan of rauchbiers and this one did not disappoint. I wonderful hearty beer perfect for a cold evening.

rangerred, Dec 29, 2011
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Inimicu, Jul 12, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

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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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

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

fishnuttoo, Aug 08, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock from Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
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