Big Rock Rauchbier (Kaspar Shultz Line) | Big Rock Brewery

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Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by andrenaline on 07-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of BigBry
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried a sample at BeerFest, thought it was good (from the limited taste), so was happy to get to try a full pint at Bottlescrew Bills.
Dark brown liquid with ruby hilights, thin layer of foam, quickly disappearing head with minimal lacing.
Lots of smoky goodness in the smell.
Taste is mostly sweet malt, with a good dose of smoke. Caramel and dark molasses, a bit peaty and herbal finish. Average to low carbonation, smooth with a dry finish.
Overall, I really like the Rauchbier style, and this one fits right in, well done.
I am really liking the different styles that Big Rock is trying - keep 'em coming.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this on the patio at Bottlescrew Bills
A - a deep ruby brown, thin layer of head when it arrived, minimal lacing
S - definite wood smoke aroma, milky toffee sweetness, tobacco
T - prominent campfire smokiness but not overdone, tobacco and molasses maltiness, mild peat and herb flavour finish
M - average carbonation, smooth although somewhat thin, smoky dryness lingers
O - glad to see Big Rock branching out with the Brewmaster Series, this is a nice take on a seldom seen style, flavours are milder than many rauchbiers but still gets the point across effectively, looking forward to more from them

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Photo of andrenaline
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Part of Big Rock's Brew Masters series, enjoyed on tap at Hop n Brew.

A - Pours a nice ruby red colour, finger of small bubbled head, decent retention but no lacing and heavy visible body carbonation.

S - Touch of smoke and peat, leather, fresh tobacco and toffee and caramel setting up the backbone.

T - Nicely flavoured with a decent smoke presence that isn't overpowering, and is nicely complemented by the toffee and caramel undertones. A bit of leather and peat lingers on the tongue.

M - Although there appeared to be heavy body carbonation, it did come across rather thin and watery.

O - A solid attempt by Big Rock, and certainly one of their more adventurous offerings. I would recommend any fan of Rauchbier's take this one for a spin, and it would be a good offering for someone new to the style. Given its more mild characteristics, it certainly makes it one of the more drinkable Rauchbier's I've had to date.

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Big Rock Rauchbier (Kaspar Shultz Line) from Big Rock Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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