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Spezial Rauchbier Lager - Brauerei Spezial

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BA SCORE
83
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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Spezial visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002

Unser Lagerbier ist die bekannteste Rauchbiersorte aus unserem Spezialitätenangebot. Das bernsteinfarbige Bier mit seinem feinem, mildem Rauchgeschmack lässt auch Skeptiker zum überzeugten Rauchbierfan werden. Der Stammwürzgehalt dieses Bieres beträgt ca.12% - daraus resultiert der Alkoholgehalt mit ca.4,7%
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4.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Adored by many who don't adore Schlenkerla, it is close to my favorite Bamberg bier. While I love them all, I always visit the Spezial for their beer. Good beer, some smoke, but not overwhelming. Try it, if you can find it.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a walnut brown color, with a decent, froth, slightly bubbly head.

Salt coated, bready malts, which got a honeyed peak to them. While the beer warms up, a gentle smoked note settles on top of the maltiness, adding up very well with the salts.

Starts with salty, earthy malts and a good amount of smoked ham, while malts tend to turn sweeter, while drinking. Lively carbonation supports big waves of smoke, while only a whiff of salt shines through. Finishes with a short dry glance, then sweeter, toffeeish malts go well along with the smokiness.

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on tap

A- Dark caramel colour, quite hazy, not very attractive. Big, healty white head, showing nice retention and lacing

S- A touch of smoke upfront is the first thing that comes to notice, but there is strong sweet malt base underneath which eventually takes the main stage

T- As the smell suggested a bit of smoked ham and woody flavours were easily noticed, but the beer main character is definitely that of a plain sweet dunkel and smoked notes get lower and lower in profile and complexity as you drink

M- Medium to light body, average carbonation. Smooth and easy going

O- Was not impressed. I understand a classic rauchbier is not meant to be an in your face beer, but i was comparing it on schlenkerla's offerings, and this is definitely subdued and lacking complexity by comparison

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Spezial Rauchbier Lager from Brauerei Spezial
83 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.