Deep Purple Rauchbier | Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States
marshallwharf.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoke on the water! This Bamberg inspired smoked ale is bacon in a glass. Very polarizing beer, you either like the style and taste, or you never want to drink it again. Unique, brewed using German malts and Noble hops.

Added by Bendurgin on 07-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
19.06%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Novare during the Marshall Wharf tap takeover

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2.44/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

My notes from that night just say. "I thought it would be really good but all i can think of is old people as i drink it, was not great"

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4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at the festival.

Semi clear auburn color, light fizzy head.

Nose some smoke, soapy perfumy aromatics, light campfire, caramel, sweet malts, chewy malt like, charcoaly.

Taste Smoke galore, campfire smoke, hint of peat like smoke even, caramel and reddish malts, chewy, light earthy grassy hops, a bit of bitterness, little creamy even, and a heat from the smoke itself but fluffy. Finish is long smoke, bitterness, light astringent.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad but not great, I've had better and worse Rauchbiers. It brings plenty of smoke, but not much else I think.

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4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Novare Res, Portland ME

Dark orange with a thin head. Some crescent moon retention to begin with but all foam is pretty much dead by 4 fingers.

Smells like campfire, bread crust and fig jam.

Smoke, of course, is the base but the malty depth is as good as I've ever had in a rauch - MacIntosh apple, gingerbread and as it warms the sweetness settles down and it tastes like a smoked pretzel. Not as smokey as it could be but the malt character is complimentary and enjoyable enough that it works.

I've yet to have a Marshall Wharf beer that didn't impress the pants off me and once again I find myself pant-less.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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Deep Purple Rauchbier from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
3.62 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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