Bamberger Swine Bier | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jlindros on 03-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Framingham brewhouse. This is a rauchbier "dry hogged" with 10 lbs of extra crispy bacon.

Creamy brownish red colored almost 1 finger head fades at a med pace with light lacing, semi clear cranberry reddish mahogany color.

Nose brings an interesting smoke, light smoked wheat and hint of smoked meat, a light bacon like aroma but more like chilled bacon from a martini kinda thing. Light reddish malts, candy sweet malts, hint biscuity malt. Also in there is a light grassy herbal hop.

Taste starts with nice smoke, chewy smoked wheat and light campfire, some smoked meat, and some bacon flavor but on the lighter side at first. There is a chewy malt center, chewy mainly because the smoke and meat makes me want to chew it, masks also bring light toasty reddish malt, a candy flavor like a bbq candy glaze. Hops bring light grassy slightly herbal flavors as well with mild bitterness. Light caramel bready syrupy like flavor. The bacon slowly increases to a nice smoked pork flavor towards the finish. Finish is mildly sweet but dries, hops kick up slightly, some caramel and candy syrup lingering, bit more smoke but overall the smoke is on the lighter side.

Mouth is med bodied, little syrupy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, wish the smoke and bacon came through a bit more. It's also a little on the sticky syrupy caramel side for a real rauchbier style, and not enough smoke for a bamberger, but not a bad American representation if it. Fairly tasty overall.

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Bamberger Swine Bier from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
3.83 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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