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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Spezial

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Spezial visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dunkles, malzaromatisches Bier mit kräftigem Rauchgeschmack. Eine Spezialität die mit ca.13% Stammwürze eingebraut wird. Dieses Bier wird gerne von Leuten getrunken die etwas "Stärkeres" vorziehen.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-13-2002)
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Photo of smakawhat
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pils style glass. Best before Oct 14th 2014.

A dark amber body, with hints of orange hues towards the bottom and quite dark. The beer though has a very good amount of clarity though through the center making it that much more impressive. Head is faint tan with a good two fingers. Settles to a nice thick tan collar as well that is fine in carbonation.

The aroma is exquisite. Strong malted smoke and bbq. Lots of toasty chips and small amounts of sweetness. About as good as it gets. Nothing more needs to be said.

Palate though is quite surprising. Very light feel, with a more unexpected palate. Very light body with classic roast, but there is a big aftertaste of cinnamon and nutmeg like sweetness on the finish. Faint banana like quality and a bit of clove also. Fascinating hints of caramel and of course classic beechwood smoke. Light tannic finish as well, with a very complex character.

It's an amazing beer, and has some interesting definitely marzen character to it as well. However, it seems to lack in the density department a bit, but this delivers amazingly regardless.

smakawhat, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Rumlibeers
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Rumlibeers, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

aztraz, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -2.7%

egrace84, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Duff27, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of ThisMoonlife
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of bamberger603
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

bamberger603, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev -2.7%

francisweizen, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jwale73, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Mebuzzard, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Shatter
2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

Shatter, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.7%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of GhostPants
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

GhostPants, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev -2.7%

whatsgoody, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of seanyfo
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

seanyfo, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

mdillon86, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Molson2000, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of crisis44
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

crisis44, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of decay_of_mind
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

decay_of_mind, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of alalvarez75
5/5  rDev +21.7%

alalvarez75, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of jaredtuk
5/5  rDev +21.7%

jaredtuk, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Amalak
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Amalak, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of corby112
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

corby112, Jun 06, 2010
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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Spezial
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.