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Rauch Ür Bock | Caldera Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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137 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by msubulldog25 on 05-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,820
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
137
pDev:
11.55%
Bros Score:
4.56
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of ckornmannn
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a tulip. Auburn color, tenacious lacy head. The smoke is really nuanced and well done. Sweet, rich, a bit viscous. Perfect smoked beer and right there with the German ones in my opinion.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elglueckert
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Maple bacon smoke Belgium like dark- great!!

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Photo of stevoj
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from co-op. Underpriced and undervalued. Perfect example of the German rauch style. Sweet, smokey aroma, more smoke in the taste. Malt, bacon, maple syrup, taste is initially sweet, followed by cured meat. Pretty solid throughout.

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Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a medium brown color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, off white, somewhat long-lasting head. Sparse lacing.

S: A nice aroma of smoke, malt, and a slightly fruity element.

T: Tasted of a very pronounced woody smokiness, a fair amount of malt, light fruit, a hint of caramel and toffee, and a tinge of a bready quality. Definitely a well done flavor that's much livelier than most rauchbiers. The smoke is never overpowering (it's most evident in the front of the flavor), which lets the other ingredients come through.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a hard style to get right (too much or not enough smoke), but Caldera has made a drinkable with this one.

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Photo of tigg924
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, amber in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is smoke, candied sugar, and toasted malt. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. Really tasty and super easy to drink. One of the better domestic rauchbiers out there. Could have several of these.

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Photo of Zylod
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle.

A: Clear cropper. Poured 4 fingers high of head with medium short retention.
S: Dried longan. Honey. Moderate smoky. Slightly grainy.
T: Grains. Dried longan. Moderate malty sweet. Medium bitterness. Slightly smoky. Slightly pepper spicy. Dry finish.
M: Medium bodied. High carbonation.
O: The grainy character is a bit overwhelming. Otherwise pretty authentic.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark yellow, amber/light red appearance, clarity, when I think smoke/rauchbiers, I think dark, so that was a little different, good appearance though. Aroma was like a hickory smoker, very nice, exquisite.

Holy crap this is smoky, not my thing, too pungent. Would totally recommend to someone into this style. All my Smoking Wood fans, check it out. So much smoke. . . domineering.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

0.65l bottle.
Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear reddish/copper beer, thick beige head, nice long and profound as hell retention.
Smell - smoked, somewhat fruity.
Taste - malty, smoked, unexpectedly fruity, woody.
Medium body and carbonation, nice smoked beer.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is smoked ham all the way, along with some sweet toasted malts. Taste is malty sweet with the same smoked ham and sausage. Body is medium and quite smooth. Very nice rauchbier, reminds me of the traditional german variants.

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Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a super effervescent brown/copper with a thumb of tan head. Average lacing & below average head retention

S: Big time smokeyness, some toffee & cakeyness

T: Smokey oak & beechwood, a little caramel sweetness & some taffy notes up front. Some cakeyness underneath the smokeyness & dryness as this warms, a little praline flavor as well. Finishes a little dry with fairly restrained smokeyness, & cakey sweetness with a little taffy thrown in

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Super take on the style, this is well worth buying. If you like smoked beers, this is your huckleberry, well done Caldera!

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big smoky aroma, lightly fruity specialty malts.

Smoky flavor, fruity specialty malts, touch of bandaid in the finish. The specialty malt character really makes this stand out.

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Photo of travolta
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattsmith413
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldsailor
3.42/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Rauch Ür Bock from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 137 ratings
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