Prosthörnla Spezial | Brauerei Hönig

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Brauerei Hönig

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jonb5 on 06-26-2012

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Photo of aleigator
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber-light brown color with a creamy, small head.

Smells of earth wrapped smoky ham, together with a leafy note. Offers a coppery toffee note in addition to that, pointing out a salty whiff which then adds to the smoke.

Has a light, refreshing mouthfeel with a well nuanced, lively carbonation and a smoke punch, softened by a leaf dryness.

Brings a tremendous smokiness to the palate from first glance, which remains remarkably dry and doughy, without any exaggerated sweetness. Turns a tad maltier then, together with a metallic carbonation, maintaining the beers refreshing character. Finishes with a short dryness, aqueous and then with smoky earth.

Well build Rauchbier, pleasantly different as for its prominent dryness, which prevents the malt sweetness from taking over.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE 23 NOV 11

A- Orangey copper body with excellent clarity. Rocky 3 finger white head sits atop with moderate retention and average to minimal lacing.

S- Faint hickory smokiness with a little mustiness. Some grain and caramel malt sweetness.

T- Hint of smoke in the beginning, sweeter caramel malts coming through with an unexpected green apple fruity tinge with a grainy malt finish. Finish is clean but flavour profile seems messy.

M- Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

D- Not a prime specimen but was cellared well. Not enough smoke and the fruitiness definitely shouldnt be there. Not one i would seek out.

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Photo of jonb5
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle. Poured a medium tanned head that went fast, amber colour, clear. Smoked meat smell with notes of malt but hard to detect much else. Tasted smoked meat, got more malty and less meaty as it warmed, smokey finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly coarse. Fairly similar to Schlenkerla Rauchbier, but a bit less meaty.

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Prosthörnla Spezial from Brauerei Hönig
3.49 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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