Backdraft Lager | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Backdraft is a rauch bier or smoked lager. Bamberg Germany is the home of rauch bier. The imported German malts used for brewing this beer have been smoked over a beechwood fire. Sutble smokiness makes for a very good complement to red meat, barbeque or any hearty fare. Backdraft is a singular creation of Head Brewer Cory Buenning.

Added by Jason on 08-23-2007

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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in an American pint glass.

Good lacing all around with a decent retention, bright and clear orange sunset color. Just enough smoke off the nose with a sweet malt back. Solid crispness with a slightly chewy medium body. Both a complex maltiness and smoke flavor spring on to the palate to start. Both malt and smoke go back a forth with toasted bread and charred beechwood flavors. Hop bitterness is modest though some herbal flavor appears in the end. Finishes with a slowly fading smokiness and more of the complex maltiness.

Wow, very authentic in flavor. It more or less puts less than fresh imported smoked beer to shame.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulys55
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Backdraft Lager from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
4.31 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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