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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen - Brauerei Spezial

Spezial Rauchbier MärzenSpezial Rauchbier Märzen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Spezial visit their website
Germany

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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jbro434

Switzerland

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in the beer garden in Bamberg.
Though the appearance is uncertain due to the mug, it looked to be more dark amber than most dunkels with a huge creamy head.
The light smoke taste did not hinder the malty sweetness and nicely balanced hop notes. The mouthfeel got more complex as the beer warmed and the taste complemented the brats and kraut that I enjoyed on a perfect summer evening. The beer finished dry and the complex taste lingered between each sip. I would say that I had at least 30 different beers on tap in my last visit to Germany and this was my favorite. A must stop if you are in Franconia.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2009 09:03:08 | More by jbro434
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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.

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3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
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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

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D - Not enough malt sweetness for a classic marzen. A nice rauch presence but definitely not a classic flavour profile.

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4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
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I had out of a bottle at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
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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.

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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen from Brauerei Spezial
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