Smokin' Beech
Circle Brewing Company

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Style:
German Rauchbier
Ranked #71
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,753
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 11.59%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
15
From:
Circle Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Fall
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SCORE
83
Good
Notes: Bamberg-style Rauchbier. Based upon the original German Rauchbier, SMOKIN' BEECH stays true to its heritage. A melding of the two original Bamberg Rauchs, this lager conjures the best of both rival brews. Munich and Beechwood Smoked Malts blend to create a brew that is not overly smokey, but compliments the rich malty sweetness inherent to the traditional style. Properly proportioned and balanced accordingly...it's smokin'!
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 15
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2.81/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Just came on tap at my job. So it pours up a nice cloudy rust color with a lil decent white crown. Aromas consists of very faint malts, and absolutely NO smokiness or pork or any traditional Rauch aromas. Tastes of pretty damn sweet malts, a kiss of hop backdrop, and NO smokiness. Not impressed here. The medium-leaning-to-full body was great and the carbo was nice and crisp. It wasn't a terrible brew. A little too sweet in my opinion. But they sell this too you saying it keeps in the old Germanic Rauch tradition. But I've had quite a few Rauch brews FROM Germany and this wasn't like them. Sorry Circle. Not this time....

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Smokin' Beech from Circle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 15 ratings