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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock - Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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BA SCORE
83
good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 13
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of buschbeer
3.54/5  rDev -3%
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of nlmartin
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of rangerred
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Beejay
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of kzoobrew
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to brew3crew for the bottle. Cheers Jason

The body is a rather dirty, cloudy golden raisin color. Two finger white head recedes rather quickly. Sparse lacing left clinging to the glass.

The aroma starts to improve my opinion from the appearance. The smoke is not heavy but very much front and center. A nice hickory smoke smell blends fairly well with the heavy caramel flavors just behind.

The flavor is a constant back and forth. The smokiness is very pleasant but the sweetness becomes too much after a while. If there was just more dark malt flavor to contrast the tremendous sweetness we would be in business. In the end the smoke just cannot compete.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation. The finish is on the longer side but is in no way excessive.

Just not the beer for me. I can appreciate the concept and the attempt, the final result leaves me wanting more than it can deliver. One pour is enough and then time to move on.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock from Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.