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Rauchbier | Queen City Brewery

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3.79/5
Very Good
18 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Queen City Brewery
Vermont, United States
queencitybrewery.com

Style: German Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by bsm80x:
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Summerteeth
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber color. Smells like a campfire after being doused, in a good, rauchbier kind of way. Tastes the same with a sweetness at the back. Very good stuff.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bacon bacon bacon

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KGilmour
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rob_Wipfler
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. A light film of lacing runs around the glass nicely. The smell starts off with a sweet to smokey bacon and ham thing going on. Light sweet breadiness slides in underneath. The taste takes the sweetness from the ham and combines nicely with the breadiness nicely. Light semi-wet bacon/bready aftertaste runs into a smooth finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light and smooth. Overall, nice rauchbier that I would have again.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler from the brewery. Pours a semi translucent reddish brown with a small layer of head. Some lacing. Great smokey aroma with some spicy and oak notes. Cherrywood as well. The taste is the smoke and cherrywood upfront with some floral notes. More smoke at the end with some spicy, almost Slim Jim-esk flavor. Malty. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Very little alcohol presence. Overall, very good Rauchbier.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super smokey.

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Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miccal
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bluehende
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is definitely a lot of smoke in this beer. In talking to the brewer, he said that traditional rauchbier would even be heavier with smoke. I liked this beer and the smoke did border on too much for me, but did not go over the line.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Dark amber with a thin film of coarse bubbles. Alright.

S - Wow! Nostalgia everywhere! Campfires from my youth come barreling back in full force. Great smokey aroma. Very promising of things to come.

T - Initial smokey punch up front that's almost so aggressive it quickly scatters in every direction and dissipates almost immediately. Huh. Not much flavor after that. Not necessarily a bad thing though. After trying the other beers in the flight(s), I have noticed that all now have a distinct underlying bacon flavor... so maybe the campfire wasn't as flirting as I thought!

F - Thin. Seems to be a recurring trend with these guys...

O - Super flavor, but not much in the robustness department. Very drinkable for what amounts to alcoholic ham.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rauchbier from Queen City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 18 ratings