Out Of The Ashes - Rauchbier - The Fort Collins Brewery
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Reviews by corby112:
2.94/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
09-29-2013 05:25:57 | More by corby112
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3.03/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
11-18-2013 20:33:57 | More by oberon
2.78/5 rDev -18.2%
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.
09-18-2013 05:12:55 | More by Beaver13
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
12-19-2013 02:50:15 | More by ChrisNYCLIDC
3.49/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
11-16-2013 06:58:00 | More by mactrail
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
03-23-2014 22:44:31 | More by beergoot
Out Of The Ashes - Rauchbier from The Fort Collins Brewery
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