Märzen
Brauerei Spezial

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From:
Brauerei Spezial
 
Germany
Style:
Rauchbier
Ranked #29
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,111
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 11.36%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
66
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 05:13 AM
Added:
Oct 13, 2002
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  0
Dunkles, malzaromatisches Bier mit kräftigem Rauchgeschmack. Eine Spezialität die mit ca.13% Stammwürze eingebraut wird. Dieses Bier wird gerne von Leuten getrunken die etwas "Stärkeres" vorziehen.
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Ratings by tigg924:
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle purchased in Bamberg. Pours clear, dark copper in color with one third inch head. Taste is big smoked wood and toasted malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation, sweet and smoky. Delicious. I prefer Heller Trum, but wow. Should have bought more of this. Will look for this again.
Aug 13, 2018
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.32 by Adam_stewart from Canada (ON)

Today at 05:13 AM
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
L:
-pours a clear reddish Brown with a small-to-medium,foamy,beige head
-low-to-medium carbonation visible
S:
-beachwood smoke,bacon,bready,light fruitiness
T:
-malty,bready,bacon,caramel,smoke
F:
-medium carbonation
-light-to-medium body
-light alcohol noticeable
O:
A really nice Rauchbier, not as intense or deep as the Schlenkerla Märzen.
Mar 02, 2024
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drunk fresh at the source in September 2023.

L: Crystal clear, dark brown. Thin, off-white head. No carbonation. It looks like beef stock!

S: Rich, smokey ham.

T: The smoked ham flavour is more refined here, leaning more towards a rich toffee note. The smoke is still there, but it in no way defines this beer. The finish is sweet and quite long.

M: Mouthfeel is full, and carbonation is minimal.

O: Another very approachable Rauchbier from this brewery.

Cheers!
#347
Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
At the brewery in Bamberg! Wow, even smokier and maltier than their Lager. Also much darker. A beautiful amber brown. Flavor and feel are off the charts. How can they make such incredible beers? Absolutely outstanding Märzen.

Bought a 0,5L bottle to-go at the brewery dated 24.08.23. An outstanding example of the style, rich and sweet. Has an autumn twist to the traditional Rauchbier style. Approaching Doppelbock territory. Sweet, roasted, smoked malt dance on the palate and get washed away by proper carbonation and even a hit of hops.
May 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Nov 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by iftcoach from Germany

Aug 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by steverx8 from England

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by desint from Belgium

Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.72 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by MTKATL from Georgia

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, deep dark amber, almost mahagony coloration with a medium, frothy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt with a mild smoky note. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by sweet, bready, caramel and slightly grainy malt with a pretty mild smokiness and light herbal note. Finishes with a light bitterness, some sweetness and some grains and very little smoke lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation.

Found this slightly disappointing compared to Schlenkerla Märzen. Much milder smokiness, slighty lighter body and less balanced, lacking some hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Whereas Schlenkerla tastes of campfire smoked bacon, this is more reminiscent of honey barbecue. This also has a notably lighter body and mouthfeel to it, which, combined with the lighter smokiness, makes it a bit more easy-drinking by comparison.
Oct 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by Baviera from Belarus

Aug 03, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Brauerei Spezial "Spezial Rauchbier Märzen"
2,90€/0,5l on tap at the brewery on 13 September 2017

Notes: Clear deep-copper/mahogany brown body with glowing orange highlights beneath a creamy head of off-white. Very good head retention, OK lacing. There's a light smokiness in the aroma along with a mild maltiness. In the flavor that maltiness reveals some medium-dark caramel character (they actually kiln and smoke their own malt in-house, all of which is locally sourced and organic). There's also a hint of apple, and some leafy hop flavor. It displays sweet malt upfront, and then a firm bitterness that leads to a dry finish. It lingers with some residual caramel and lightly leafy and herbal hops. Medium bodied and gently crisp. There's less smoke here than say anything from Schlenkerla, but it's still clear and adds depth and charm. Certainly one of the top rauchbiers in the world. A classic.
Review# 6,024
May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Twal from Colorado

Sep 24, 2017
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Rated by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
On draft.
Aug 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BaileyMitch from Germany

Dec 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear brown color, just slightly reddish, beige head. Aroma has nice smoked malts, slight toasted malt acidity, grains and just a hint of ham. Taste has also smoked grains, not too intense but really tasty. Slightly sweet and malty on the finish but it fits really well. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Really tasty and easy drinking rauchbier.
Nov 04, 2016