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Rauchbier - August Schell Brewing Company

Not Rated.

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very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jera1350 on 02-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of hardy008
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper with a 2 finger light tan head with good retention and some lacing. The aroma has smoke malt, cherry wood, caramel malt, and hops.

The taste has smoked malt, (much like smoky bacon or ham), caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet and smoky, balanced by some bitter hops. Nicely done.

Medium bodied, above average carbonation, has a sweet and smoky aftertaste.

I like this beer quite a bit, and can see this paring nicely with some barbecued pork or brisket.

Photo of jera1350
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber/copper color with a sandy colored sudsy head that shrinks to a ring pretty quickly. No lacing on the glass.

The nose is full of the smoked malt. Picking up notes of firewood and bacon as well.

Wow, this is so tasty. Tons of campfire taste with smoked meat and woody notes. A nice malty sweetness compliments all of the smoke. The finish is surprisingly clean with just a hint of the smoke that preceded it.

Medium bodied and very smooth with a slight chewiness to it.

Spot on for the style and I would say this gives Schlenkerla a run for its money. This is an outstanding smoked beer that drinks really well. Personally, I could drink a couple of these easily. This will pair very nicely with some BBQ for sure. I'm asking already: Schell's, PLEASE make this a year-round or at the very least a yearly seasonal!

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Rauchbier from August Schell Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.