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Out Of The Ashes - Rauchbier - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Out Of The Ashes - RauchbierOut Of The Ashes - Rauchbier

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Out of the Ashes is a series of limited release beers that showcase the varied and unique flavors and aromas delivered from malt smoked over wood-burning fires. The first member of the series, Rauchbier, features 100% smoked malt. The malt smoked over beechwood is intensely aromatic, and the malt smoked over oak imparts a smooth and rich sweetness.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 09-18-2013)
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Reviews by ScorpyX:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had on tap today at Jake's Billiards here in GSO.Poured into a standard pint a light straw color,the lightest rauchbier I have seen,a thin wispy head atop,not a fan.Aromas of hardwood smoke and toasted grain,faint leafy hops after awhile.Flavors start out with subtle smoke and mild toasted grain,there is a little caramel sweetness that enhances the flavors but not much hop presence to be found.Thin and a little fizzy in the mouth,I gotta say this was average to unimpressive in my book.

oberon, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.78/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a small fizzy white head that quickly goes to a light dusting.

The aroma is a little sweet malt with a big smoke note - bbq and campfire with some liquid smoke.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with a slight vegetal note and a big smoke finish that's more ashy than bbq. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK smoked beer - kind of sweet and ashy.

Beaver13, Sep 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

mkrass, Jan 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42%

ohiobeer29, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GRG1313, Nov 01, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +38%

bmoy3r, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of ChrisNYCLIDC
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A little too smokey for me but once you get past that nice sweet, woody flavor. Color is a bit too clear gold, quickly fading head. Not great first sip but grew on me. Smell is really nice, cross between bbq and firepit the next morning. Smokey taste is less intense further you get through glass. Really believe this is a particular beer with a taste that would benefit much better from draft than bottle.

ChrisNYCLIDC, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Marshall_ofmcap, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

crobinso, Dec 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

napetry, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Kahlerbock, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Well, it's a more restrained style of Rauchbier. Lightly smoked but with plenty of campfire aromas.

Light body with some modest spritziness in the mouth. An unremarkable head in the snifter on the pale yellow-amber brew. Sharpish with very little malty body. Hops don't contribute much in the way of aromatics. Some Pilsner-like hop notes emerge after some sipping. Bitter aftertaste with the smoke still making a nice aroma.

This is quite thin and sharp, but quite sippable. I think it would go better with something cheesy. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

mactrail, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

BDeibs, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ACarp, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

freemanj, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale yellow body topped with a foamy, sticky white head. Fair smoked aroma. Flavor starts midly sweet with a slowly appearing taste of smoke building up midway and on through the finish. Medium-heavy body; clean finish.

A nice, easy going smoked beer. Subtlety is the game here. The smoke flavor is relatively mild and blends well with the malt sweetness. Nothing will blow you away with this beer, but most smoked beer lovers will probably find this a good choice.

beergoot, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of corby112
2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden straw color with a one finger foam head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Much paler in color than I expected.

Delicate smoke aroma with rauchbier characteristics over pale pilsner-like malts. Some liquid smoke, charcoal, ashtray, burnt wood and barbecue followed by grassy hops, straw, hay and light fruit. Slightly acrid smelling but not a complete smoke bomb.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a mild smoke presence lingering over pale malts, grassy hops and light fruit notes into a very dry finish. Pretty tame on the smoke front and not as interesting as the nose suggests. Smoke character is somewhat one dimensional with burnt wood, charcoal and ash. Dry and bitter but not acrid or too harsh. Grassy saaz-y hops with pilsner malt, bread, biscuit, hay, apple and pear. The light fruit sweetness that comes in on the back end provide some needed balance/relief from the bitter smokiness. No noticeable heat but the harshness if the smoke hurst drinkability. Overall, not an offensive beer but the smoke is too tame and one-dimensional for my preference.

corby112, Sep 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

pottergator, Jan 13, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +7.8%

mt2mtl, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Jaseroque, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

WDJersey, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Nbdreher, Aug 20, 2014
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Out Of The Ashes - Rauchbier from The Fort Collins Brewery
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