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Fautzrauch | HammerHeart Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
HammerHeart Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DaveMiller on 05-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by Bighuge:
Photo of Bighuge
4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Haven't been reviewing much lately, but had to strap down a quick review for this one because it is a beauty.

Dark Golden hazed body with a frothy off white head. Aroma is really nice. Perfect. Perfect blend of smoke and citrus, which is what this beer is all about. The palate follows suit. The blend of the smokey phenols and the oily citrus flavors of Citra hops is perfect. Significant amounts of rauch malt were used and it's noticeable.

Props to this brewery for thinking outside the box. Rauch Malt + Citra Hops = Delicious. Just a gorgeous beer.

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Photo of Lancer9393
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very smoky but balanced, great one to have around a campfire.

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Photo of dads_basement
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of barczar
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strange combination of citrus fruit, floral notes, and smoke in aroma. Smells like bacon dipped in fruit salad. Nice smoke quality that avoids bandaid notes. There's a touch of resin.

Flavor reveals muted citrus at the base, becoming fairly bitter and earthy in the finish. A purposeful sip shows notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and papaya emerge. The smoke is prevalent initially, lending a sweetness, then fades to the hops and re-emerges in the resiny finish.

When not savored, smoke and bitterness dominate, with a hint of citrus.

Very complex beer. I love the quality of smoke, and the profile is absolutely intriguing. Well crafted. A little added malt presence would make this exceptional. There's a bit of harshness in the finish, as well.

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Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750ml mini-growler:

Appearance: Cloudy orange-amber, good head.

Smell: Beechwood smoke, bacon.

Taste: Starts with a bit of sweetness, then a blanket of smoke arrives. The smoke covers all, with hints of citrus sweetness underneath.

Overall: Fautzrauch is a smoked pale from Hammerheart. It's another great beer from them, solidly smoky without being too much, and enough input from the hops to give it another dimension. Good stuff.

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Photo of GoBigBrew422
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveMiller
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fautzrauch from HammerHeart Brewing Company
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