Mac FannyBaw | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rauchbier brewed with peat smoked malt and alderwood smoked sea salt. Aged in Angel's Envy bourbon barrels.

Added by DrinkSlurm on 02-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
30
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of NolaHopHead
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy, golden haze with four fingers of buttery-white head that foam up insanely quick. Head retention is fantastic, with a constant layer of foam always in contact with the liquid. Big rings of lacing left behind. Aroma is bourbon, straw, smoke, peat, and grass. Flavor profile is huge notes of peat, and smoke, with bourbon, and grass laying more in the background. Mouth feel is slightly fizzy, with a medium-thick feel. Overall, a smooth beer with huge notes of peat and smoke. It is a sipper for sure, and quite unique. Tread carefully.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ladle69
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richter525
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a hazy orange amber with a fine off-white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of smoked caramel malt, peat, hints of bourbon; earthy. Flavor is pale and light caramel malt, smoke, mild peat, fruity liquor in the finish with lingering light peaty smoke. Medium bodied with nice creaminess and mouthfeel. A unique take on a rauchbier, with interesting light fruit flavor portion of bourbon without the alcohol burn. The smoke and peat are clear notes, but not overwhelming. A bit mellower than I expected, and deceptively seems mild in flavor at first, but the bourbon and peat reveal themselves during the taste and are supported by the malt, which has light caramel character, but mainly smoked pale malt. The bourbon fruit component is not normally present in rauchbiers and works quite nicely. A different and fun to drink smoked ale.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I cannot see why this beer is rated this low. Great burnt and smokey meat flavor almost like BBQ sauce without the sweetness. The barrel is present but does not dominate the beer. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

June 2014 release; drank 6/18/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Dull orange murkiness.

Nice off-white head; decent lace.

Smoke & fresh ham nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Ham & smoke up front, with hints of honey sweetness. Bold as hell but somehow smooth & easy to drink, with no booze heat. A strong rauch.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very, very unique rauchbier. Has the bandaid medicinal taste of laphroaig scotch. Mouthfeel is INCREDIBLE and really shines with its heavy, thick presence.

Not my favorite but I'd probably buy again even at the $13.50.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bilco
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Euroglot
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color with half a finger of head. The smokiness on the nose is quite subtle. By contrast, the smoked flavor is robust. The body is solid and holds up the smoke very well.

I'm not really getting anything from the barrel except a residual bourbon sweetness on the finish.

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Photo of Bung
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feels like there must be a ton of bottle variation here. AGT seems a bit overpriced for what they are in general.
Mine was really pretty nice for the style. A nice husky smoke, caramels, light bacon. Carbonation level was fine. Would have been nice to see the barrel contribute a little more, which contributes to the wanting more for the price.

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3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was a hazy orange/amber color. There was a small tan head and minimal lace.
A smoky/peaty aroma. Caramel malt. Could not appreciate any bourbon.
Peaty taste. Caramel and salty. There was a hint of bourbon.
Medium-bodied, smooth.
This was a nice beer, but not what I was expecting.

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Mac FannyBaw from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
3.67 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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