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Rauchbock | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of hopdog
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!).

Poured a deep mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of smoked meat, smoked salmon, and some caramel. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, smoked meat. Nice smokiness.

Notes from 3/10/06

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Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to hopdog for this...
Appears a mild transparent light brown with a small off white head that fades quikly into a small collar.
Smell is of slim jim aromas with some smoked peat and mild fruit.
Taste is of the same aromas with mild fruitiness, mild flowers, and caramel.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, sweet, meaty, and fruity.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Alluring brownish red, with a matching brown/grey head.

Smell: Smokey and lactic "fat", it reminded me of Gravlax, smoked herring, or those smoked mussels in oil. Very nice indeed, I'd love to know how they were able to pull this off.

Taste: Quite a thick and full lager, it's hard to get any maltier than this, lots of maple, soy, pancetta, and a whole slew of food your cardiologist doesn't want you get near of. Lip-smacking mouthfeel that leaves you satisfied like a lumberjack's breakfast.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This bier poured a light, shiny brown in color with a modest head.

Smell – The smoke here was light and more like a slow-roasted pig than a heavy-handed Rauchbier ashtray like some authentic examples of the style.

Taste – The malts are surprisingly thick at the taste. It was big and heavy on the tongue. It was also super-sugary with lots of sweets to go with the modest smoked-bacon flavor.

Mouthfeel – This one is in between light and medium-bodied with some modest carbonation.

Drinkability – This Rauchbier is very smooth and went down well. I threw some salami in my glass to make it interesting and it held up quite well. Good job Midnight Sun!

Comments – “Vielen dank” to my freudin Kim for popping this gem at the first annual Ballard Bavarian Bratwurst Fest. It was a mighty tasty treat : )

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Rauchbock from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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