Spezial Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Spezial
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3.84/5 rDev -6.1%
Served in a Krug at Brauerei Spezial on 4/7/2013. Pours a translucent amber with a dense, buttermilk-colored 1.5 inch head. Nose expresses smoked pork, oak and some buttery notes. Taste consistent with nose with some earthy hops bittering at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of prickly and a semi-dry finish. Not as balanced as Schlenkerla's Marzen, but very good nonetheless. A solid barometer for the style.
04-25-2013 00:00:02 | More by Jwale73
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.63/5 rDev -11.2%
50cl serving in a seidel at Spezial, Bamberg
A - Mahogany body with excellent clarity. Head retention and lacing is average/poor
S - Bacon domininant with a hint of this spicey stornaway black pudding note i keep getting from Spezial beers.
T - Bacon and spicey black pudding up front, a bit of citrus sourness coming in. Higher hop presence in finish than expected
M - Medium carbonation/body
D - Not enough malt sweetness for a classic marzen. A nice rauch presence but definitely not a classic flavour profile.
10-15-2012 18:50:19 | More by seanyfo
4.72/5 rDev +15.4%
I had out of a bottle at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
A- It's got a nice clay red/brown color with bold head and lacing.
S- Smells like burnt wood.
T- It's very smokey. Beautifully smokey. It has a baconish after taste, similar to Aecht Schlenkerla. Crisp with some spiciness. One of the finest beers I've had.
07-28-2010 17:07:55 | More by Amalak
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
On draft at the Memphis Taproom.
Pours a dark burnt orange/ copper mahogany color with pale golden orange hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Beautiful smokey arms with hints of charcoal, BBQ, campfire, subtle butane, bacon and ash. UnserneTh there is a sweet caramel malt presence that is a little toasty in the nose. While very smokey it's not over the top or too intense.
Medium bodied with a crisp spice and hop presence up frot that complimentsthe smokey notes very well. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar along with sweet toasted caramel malt. This beer is very well balanced and while the smokiness is there it isn't one dimensional and the other flavors are evident. Smokey hints of charcoal, ash, BBQ bacon and butane. The smokeynpresence becomes more prominent as the beer eRma but overallthis beer is very well balanced and easy to drink. Recommended!
06-06-2010 00:09:22 | More by corby112
3.38/5 rDev -17.4%
The beverage is clear and brown, rather dark brown, a beige rather small head, little lacing. Some curtains.
The smell is earthy, wet concrete, dust, stable. Faintly sweet dried fruits. Old figs and raisins.
The taste is sweet, plums and brown sugar, acidity, sour milk, bitter almond.
Low carbonation, small bubbles, smooth, dry finish.
I am a bit baffled, no smoke at all, and a bit stale.
Best before 05.10.10 - wonder if that is October or May?
05-29-2010 20:25:21 | More by rarbring
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a brown/red clear liquid with a slightly off-white coloured, fizzly head that dies down pretty quick, leaving a thin lid on the beer.
Smells of smoky leather, lightly of roastd almonds. I get a wooly aroma as well as smoked sausages, but not as forcefully as it's usually in smoked beers.
Taste is elegant, really tasteful use of smoked malts here, a light sheep-wool together with hard leather and an ever so light hint of smoked meat. I find it really interesting how they succeed in making these tastes that are'nt really smoky, but still very unique, and clearly here because of the smoked malts. Finishes quite light with near to no bitterness, a little watery actually.
Mouthfeel is light and fresh, with fizzly and fitting carbonation.
05-24-2010 19:31:55 | More by dqrull
Spezial Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Spezial
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.