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Holy Smoke - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-13-2012)
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-19-2014 19:05:25 | More by thufflife
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-18-2014 14:54:35 | More by GRG1313
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-03-2014 17:02:57 | More by KAF
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-25-2014 02:30:06 | More by drpimento
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2014 16:09:56 | More by henryclay_
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2014 05:21:34 | More by WDJersey
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Alex5

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2013 03:05:04 | More by Alex5
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-10-2013 04:26:54 | More by Duff27
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-10-2013 19:04:44 | More by ROGUE16
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a puffy island on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked malt, smoked meat/cheese, and a caramel aroma. Taste is much the same with campfire flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice smoke flavor but I think it smells slightly better.

04-10-2013 04:35:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours deep brown with a huge towering rocky foam head. Holy foam Batman! Tons of sticky globs of foam and lace.

Fighting thru the foam for the nose. Smoky charred sugars. Some molasses. Some rich malt. Best part is that this smoke smells like smoke, not bacon.

Not as deep as a traditional German Rauchbier. The sugars dry out early. Sweetness of the malt is in the background. Some charred malt, dried...dark (?) flavors? Great balance to the bitterness and smoke. This is really becoming very enjoyable as I sip the pint. Friggin gobs of lace as rings down the glass. Beer has a pucker at the end. Dries right out. Not overly bitter, not overdone anywhere. Great balance on the front and back ends.

Well carbonated. A little on the light side (!). Almost...grainy in texture.

Wow. Been staring at this on the shelf for years. What great beer. $12 for the bottle, but absolutely fantastic. Not like the traditional version, or the domestic attempts. Right in the middle in interpretation, and very very well done.

03-02-2013 00:06:00 | More by OtherShoe2
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-20-2013 01:18:41 | More by jurbanik
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Bubbles

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-08-2012 20:52:08 | More by Bubbles
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-15-2012 23:51:40 | More by polishkaz
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Disease

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-06-2012 03:56:03 | More by Disease
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Chrily

Norway

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-04-2012 08:48:14 | More by Chrily
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ezhang

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-23-2012 02:54:30 | More by ezhang
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-16-2012 16:40:37 | More by sneth019
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Happyhopper

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-16-2012 01:22:53 | More by Happyhopper
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2012 03:05:32 | More by rolltide8425
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2012 01:47:53 | More by raythealeman
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%

A - Dark oily color, with a small, creamy, foamy, cafe head. Average retention leaving a patchy lacing.

S - Definitely smokey with BBQ pork, wood (lighter wood, not a strong one), but this isn't the smokiest Rauchbier. Some light, bittersweet chocolate in the background. Nice roasted malty backbone.

T - Like the nose, smokey but not the smokiest one out there. BBQ pork, smoked wood, smoked chocolate malt. Faint sweet nutty and maple flavors.

M - Medium to light body. Average to slightly below average carbonation. Slick and oily.

D - Fairly easy to drink Rauchbier. Not too smokey with a nice roasted malt backbone. Not dominated by the smoke/meat which is nice.

Notes: Overall a very nice Rauchbier. Not too intense but enjoyable. Easy to sip. Not amazing but worth a shot.

06-20-2012 03:57:54 | More by FreshHawk
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-18-2012 18:23:01 | More by bcostner1
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Deep ruby brown body, thin offwhite head.

Some smoke in the nose but not particularly pungent.

Dry, kinda ashy smoke, dry and a tad bitter.

Decent feel.

Another decent rauch, but not particularly remarkable. It says 'lager' but means 'baltic porter.'

06-17-2012 00:15:49 | More by zaphodchak
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CaptainSkybeard

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-14-2012 02:21:02 | More by CaptainSkybeard
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Holy Smoke from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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