Spezial Rauchbier Lager | Brauerei Spezial

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3.71/5
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297 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Spezial
Germany
brauerei-spezial.de

Style: German Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unser Lagerbier ist die bekannteste Rauchbiersorte aus unserem Spezialitätenangebot. Das bernsteinfarbige Bier mit seinem feinem, mildem Rauchgeschmack lässt auch Skeptiker zum überzeugten Rauchbierfan werden. Der Stammwürzgehalt dieses Bieres beträgt ca.12% - daraus resultiert der Alkoholgehalt mit ca.4,7%

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,562
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
297
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of miloszd
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

amber, clear, lively, sweet, roasty, smoky, toasty, nutty, bread, spicy, seltzer-like, crisp, light, oily, smooth,

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Photo of Baviera
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fassfleige
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I drank this bier at the brewery in Bamberg. Over all it is as good as the highly touted Schlenkerla rauchbier of the same city. Drank some bier there also. The Spezial Rauchbier is more suited to American beer tastes.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kwjd
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear amber with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-smoke,woody,raisins,bacon,yeast sweetness
T:
-smoke,bready,yeast sweetness,bacon
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Not nearly as complex as Schlenkerla's offerings , but a good,crushable Rauchbier

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Photo of samEBC
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

(On draft)

Oh my. Such a beautifully restrained and elegant rauchbier.

I could drink rivers of this.

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Photo of Rihup
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Adored by many who don't adore Schlenkerla, it is close to my favorite Bamberg bier. While I love them all, I always visit the Spezial for their beer. Good beer, some smoke, but not overwhelming. Try it, if you can find it.

November 2017 Update: Yum!

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

Photo of MellowDia
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jfcaa193
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours a walnut brown color, with a decent, froth, slightly bubbly head.

Salt coated, bready malts, which got a honeyed peak to them. While the beer warms up, a gentle smoked note settles on top of the maltiness, adding up very well with the salts.

Starts with salty, earthy malts and a good amount of smoked ham, while malts tend to turn sweeter, while drinking. Lively carbonation supports big waves of smoke, while only a whiff of salt shines through. Finishes with a short dry glance, then sweeter, toffeeish malts go well along with the smokiness.

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Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Spezial Rauchbier Lager from Brauerei Spezial
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 297 ratings