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Smoktoberfest | Half Pints Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada | website

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kjyost on 10-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from kjyost, thanks Ken! 650ml into a tulip. 55 IBUs.

Browned orange with a cream coloured head. Light lacing and mild retention. Nose of sweet caramel, sweet BBQ/campfire-like smoke and some toasty breads. Taste is bready, doughy, smokey sweetness and a hint of apple. Medium full feel. Low carbonation but smooth in texture. Nice sweeter rauchbier.

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Photo of kjyost
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle acquired at the brewery on the date of release. Poured ~6C into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint, paired with spicy chill & cornbread for dinner. The rest consumed 2 hours later alone.

A: Clear, amber with a light white head that fizzes away with no real lacing.
S: Some vegetal / cooked cabbage hits first, then comes the smoke. Not a blast like most other smoked beers I have had, but a nice subtle smoke, almost bacon-like, with a hint of caramel in the finish.
T: Definitely a balanced beer here. Some nice sweetness that lingers with the smoke, creating an almost meaty bacon again. Very interesting. Not much else going on across the palate that I can recall.
M: Average carbonation with a lingering smoke. No substantial bitterness, although the beer does pair well with the chosen food (and likely would have made a delicious base for the chill too :)
O: Of the limited smoked beers I have had, this one was the most balanced and nuanced, not that that is really saying much... A beer that will pair well with some things, but a beer that I can easily see me reaching around to get others I prefer...

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber. Spotty lacings, thin film.

Campfire nose, a bit hammy.

Pork-factor is amped up in the mouth. Big bacon taste. Settles a bit to a smokey-woody flavour. Peak at grainy malt in the finish.

Some bigger malt flavours would be nice, but overall a good take on the style.

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Photo of marty21
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden amber with 1.5 fingers worth of creamy off white head. Left a little island of bubbles and a decent amount of lacing.

S: Exactly the smell you get when you smell yourself or someone else after a bonfire. I also get a little bit of charcoaled meat. Could be bacon.

T: Lots of smokiness with charcoaled meat. The smoke/burntness isn’t overwhelming which is perfect so you really enjoy the taste.

M: Light carbonation with a medium body.

O: Another great limited release by Half Pints. If you like smoked beers this is a must try. Actually this is a must try regardless. I’m going to have to pick up some more bottles before they’re all gone.

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Smoktoberfest from Half Pints Brewing Company
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