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Rauchbier | Denver Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mentor on 10-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by mentor:
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3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a finger of dirtied white head over a cloudy peach-colored liquid. Smells tame overall. Beefy smoke and nutmeg, very old cedar fence, wet paper, and very light citrus. A little bit like a Gose-styled beer. Tastes robust fruit-wood smoked malt, oranges, and sun-baked wood. Almond and apricot esters (not good for a lager styled beer). Dry malt, wetting esters, sharp carbonation, light in the mouth, and mild alcohol. Simply gets across the idea of a rauchbier. Great way to introduce people to the style without overwhelming them with complexity.

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2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Review from notes on a draught pour taken @ Denver Beer Co. in Summer 2012.

APPEARANCE: No real head - just a beige colour floating ring. Retention was so awful there was no time to note any further characteristics of the (lack of) head.

Body colour is pale gold. Not a great execution of a rauchbier in terms of appearance. No yeast is visible wtihin; appears filtered.

AROMA: Light bacon, roast, clean malts, and hints of caramel. No overt smokey or ashy notes. Rather timid aromatically for a rauchbier. Very mild.

No yeasty flavours, overt alcohol, or off-flavours are detectable.

TASTE: Bacon. Timid roast. Has a clean malt foundation. Probably the most simple boring rauchbier I've ever tried. Restrained; not at all bold or assertive.

Very timid and reticent. Lacks any complexity or subtlety whatsoever; very plain with a shallow depth of flavour.

Poorly built, but not terribly imbalance.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, clean, overcarbonated. A bit too thick and heavy on the palate given its lack of flavour. Mundane execution.

Not oily or gushed.

OVERALL: Uninspired simple fare. Not at all a good rauchbier; there just isn't fundamental commitment to the smoked malt. I wouldn't bother with this again, and it's difficult to drink given its obvious overcarbonation. Nevertheless, it's not terrible outside of style conventions...regarded as just a roast malt-emphatic German beer it's decent.

C (2.86) / AVERAGE

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Photo of KevinL
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of 40oz2heaven
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Rauchbier from Denver Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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