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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock | Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
Ohio, United States
listermann.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Beejay on 06-29-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
28.46%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by mwa423:
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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy red with ample white fluffy head that had decent retention and left a decent lacing.

S - Smoke and lots of it, there is the typical pork/bacon aromas along with a malty sweetness.

T - All smoke and meaty notes, the typical pork/bacon flavors with a grilled bbq type flavor that starts strong and mellow through into a nice malty and smooth finish.

M/D - Mouthfeel is about perfect, coats the tongue but still light and goes down smoothly. Very drinkable for the style and worth a look for rauchbier fans.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Pinioned
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zimm421
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber/brown color with a half inch light tan head that fizzled away pretty quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is pretty much all smoked meats/malt (bacon), along with a bit of wood. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like smoked malt/meats, and there's also some wood and an apple juice flavor noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I think it's a solid brew, it's definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Beejay
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany brown. Murky with tan head that fades into white bubbles on the top.

S: Definitely smells like smoked meat. Something sweet in the smell as well, almost like maple bacon.

T: Smokey up front.. this fades to a gentle pleasant sweetness. The finish is a nice long lasting grilled aftertaste. There is almost a Belgian flavor in here, I'll need to get another bottle or two to figure this thing out.

M: Thin to medium bodied, though it feels quite light in your mouth. Carbonation is there, but it is not featured. There is a nice roundness to this brew.

D: Definitely something I would like to get again. I think I could drink a few pints of this, and try to figure it out a little better.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of buschbeer
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a mug

A - It is a dark rust color with amber highlights. I normal pour provided four inches of tan head.

S - It smells like a rauchbier. I get that wonderful aroma of smoked pork. I get some caramel malt as well.

T - It's got a pretty good smokey flavor to it. I get some sweet caramel malt in the middle, and it has a dry, bitter finish.

M - Medium with some prickly carbonation.

O - It has the makings of a great rauchbier. I loved the aroma, and the initial flavor was good. I didn't like the dry, bitter finish.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of fishnuttoo
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was bought at Listermann Brewing on Dana ave, 22 0z bomber.

A: Medium, hazy, brown color. Small tan head, faded quickly

S: Strong smokey smell, sweet smell intermingled.

T: strong smokey taste, some richness in there, and definitely some sweetness too. flavor stays throughout the beer.

M: lightly carbonated, medium bodied beer

D: good beer, strong smokey flavor, without being overbearing. would drink again.

Keep making em, and Ill keep drinking em

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Photo of udfan07
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Jeffries55
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of jsurfs82
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nlmartin
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was picked up at a local stop and rob. The beer was served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a murky dark amber coloration. The head was a thick beige that resolves to a ring of foam. No lacing noted.

Smell: The aroma of the beer is loaded with smokey bacon. A nice maple note couples with the meaty bacon.

Taste: A sweet maple smoked bacon, starts very strongly smokdy and mellows out.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is just shy of medium. I think a little less fizzyness would improve the drinkability. I would certainly grab another bottle of this should I see it great bang for the buck at $5.00 a bomber.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Much like drinking a pork chop, the sweet and savory flavor of bock bier sets the stage for the rolling mesquite and hickory character that rolls across the complex and malty lager. Listermann brewers have a huge advantage by picking two highly agreeable styles to frame their Friar Backon smoked bock- the bock beer and the rauchbier.

Not exactly fried bacon, but upon the pour, the lager is impressive. Brilliantly clear with mahogany and cedar hues and a dense marshallowy froth of khaki coloration. Rich smoke and molasses waft onto the senses with hints of pepper, dark fruit, char and coffee. To taste, its the malt that reigns supreme- coating the tongue with savory and elegant brown sugar, toffee, molasses, coffee, nuttiness and toasted breads.

As the sweetness tightens and its sweetness begins to dissolve, the toasted dryness of malt stands tall with toasted grains, pepper, nutty flavors- all inviting the strong smoke flavors that quickly charge onto the palate. Semi-sweet in finish, a cola-like flavor permeates the smoke and offers the unique taste of well marinated meats with the grilled taste of stone fruit and a hint of spiced rum in finish.

Medium-full on the palate, the beer carries a complexity and weight that suggests a bigger, imperial even, strength. Warm and toasty in finish, the beer lingers long with spice cake maltiness and that persistent whimsy of campfire.

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Friar Bacon Smoked Bock from Listermann Brewing Supply & Mfg
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