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Rauch - Valkyrie Brewing

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BA SCORE
69
poor

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Valkyrie Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-29-2002)
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks beautiful in my stemmed tasting glass: a bright white head falls slowly, leaving lace down the sides of the glass in the shape of a crown.
The nose is full fresh woody smokiness, which is very inviting at first, but the delicate aroma fades and I'm a bit disappointed. There's not so much smokiness to taste in this beer; so much as woody accent to the crisp malt flavors. Hops and malt are in balance, with the hops being favored in a fairly spicy finish.
This certainly isn't Aecht Schlenkerla; it's a tasty lager with beech wood smokiness adding some complexity and an interesting aroma. This a very enjoyable and tasty lager with a peculier complexity, but nothing as smoky as a true rauch bier.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2006 03:37:38 | More by marcobrau
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: pours a pale copper color with about a half inch of beige head that dissapears rather quickly leaving very little lacing towards the center of the glass
s: bready/earthy (maybe a little honey aroma) malts dominate the aroma with hints of smokiness
t: nice malty bready aroma, hints of smokiness and light hop presence that balances this out
m: medium bodied beer with almost a creamy feeling, little carbonation

overall, i enjoyed this beer but i dont think that its vikings best

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2008 15:12:11 | More by happygnome
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Gold with millions of suspended particles, a fading head.

Smell: Light smoky smell.

Taste: Starts with a generic lager breadiness, but then transitions into a nice smoked flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light, with lasting smokiness.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, maybe even one to give to the macro drinkers.

I picked this up without reading any reviews. After I brought it home I checked the site and thought "This is not going to be good." However, I was pleasantly surprised, it's no Alaskan Smoked Porter or anything, but I definitely got a nice smoked taste out of it that is not overbearing but definitely present. I don't know if I got one of the good bottles and everyone else got bad ones, but I'd definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 19:34:31 | More by Mdog
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +45.5%

12-01-2012 04:26:29 | More by CWhite
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Rauch from Valkyrie Brewing
69 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.