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Spezial Rauchbier Märzen | Brauerei Spezial

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4.05/5
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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Spezial
Germany
brauerei-spezial.de

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bierman9 on 10-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,873
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
50
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 23
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
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.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pils style glass. Best before Oct 14th 2014.

A dark amber body, with hints of orange hues towards the bottom and quite dark. The beer though has a very good amount of clarity though through the center making it that much more impressive. Head is faint tan with a good two fingers. Settles to a nice thick tan collar as well that is fine in carbonation.

The aroma is exquisite. Strong malted smoke and bbq. Lots of toasty chips and small amounts of sweetness. About as good as it gets. Nothing more needs to be said.

Palate though is quite surprising. Very light feel, with a more unexpected palate. Very light body with classic roast, but there is a big aftertaste of cinnamon and nutmeg like sweetness on the finish. Faint banana like quality and a bit of clove also. Fascinating hints of caramel and of course classic beechwood smoke. Light tannic finish as well, with a very complex character.

It's an amazing beer, and has some interesting definitely marzen character to it as well. However, it seems to lack in the density department a bit, but this delivers amazingly regardless.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Derek
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this at the brewery, 0.8 Euro!

A: Ruby/merlot, off-white head, a little retention and lace.

S: Dark caramel with some smoke & spice.

T: Sweet caramel up front, smokey, peppery spice in the finish. The smoke helps to balance & round-out the Marzen sweetness.

M: Moderate body and carbonation.

D: It's a little on the smokey side... but nothing like their town rival (Schlenkerla).

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was quite a dark amber in color, it in fact looks dark brown if not held up to the light. The first taste in my mouth was a malty sweetness, and I almost thought where is the smoke. The smoke then asserted itself just after the initial maltiness. This beer is not as strongly smoky as some, and personally I wouldn’t mind a bit more, but it is still good none the less. The maltiness had a wonderful feeling of coating my entire mouth, as if trying to completely satiate my tastebuds.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50 cl brown short-necked stubby bottle with an old-looking beige/yellow label. Writing in red and brown.

A: Pours deep copper, with an large creamy off-white head. The slow dissipation leaves rich spiderweb-like lacings.

S: Sweet malt and butter. Smoked ham.

T: Ham galore. Spices and malt. Hazelnuts.

M: Long, really long aftertaste, sweet and bitter. Even the ham lingers. Body is medium to full and carbonation is moderate.

D: A really interesting beer. It's obviously a Märzen but it got Rauchbier-influences. If you're not into Rauchbiers, but want to learn. Start off with this one.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Memphis Taproom.

Pours a dark burnt orange/ copper mahogany color with pale golden orange hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Beautiful smokey arms with hints of charcoal, BBQ, campfire, subtle butane, bacon and ash. UnserneTh there is a sweet caramel malt presence that is a little toasty in the nose. While very smokey it's not over the top or too intense.

Medium bodied with a crisp spice and hop presence up frot that complimentsthe smokey notes very well. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar along with sweet toasted caramel malt. This beer is very well balanced and while the smokiness is there it isn't one dimensional and the other flavors are evident. Smokey hints of charcoal, ash, BBQ bacon and butane. The smokeynpresence becomes more prominent as the beer eRma but overallthis beer is very well balanced and easy to drink. Recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Jwale73
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Krug at Brauerei Spezial on 4/7/2013. Pours a translucent amber with a dense, buttermilk-colored 1.5 inch head. Nose expresses smoked pork, oak and some buttery notes. Taste consistent with nose with some earthy hops bittering at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of prickly and a semi-dry finish. Not as balanced as Schlenkerla's Marzen, but very good nonetheless. A solid barometer for the style.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bierman9
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yes, this is a Marzen, but with this caveat - it's brewed with some of it's malt smoked, like the regular lager. Poured a dark copper color, with a frothy, tan head. The foam hung around a bit, with some ok lacing. Nose exhibits some malt and smoky qualities (more-so than their regular lager). Has a mild caramel hint to it, also. Felt fairly smooth over the tongue, but was a bit less than medium in the body. Has a good malt flavor, with some more caramel, and nice touch of smokiness. Finishes a tad dry; and let it warm it bit and it has a much better flavor profile. Prosit!!

overall: 3.85
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from bottle at the brewery.

This märzen poured a dark, chestnut brown with tan foam that settled but clung to the glass. The smell was nicely malty and bready. The taste was slightly sweet and tangy malty with some caramel and a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel was crisp and slightly sweet up front but dry overall. The body was medium with good, tingly carbonation. This was a very nice and enjoyable märzen.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarbring
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beverage is clear and brown, rather dark brown, a beige rather small head, little lacing. Some curtains.

The smell is earthy, wet concrete, dust, stable. Faintly sweet dried fruits. Old figs and raisins.

The taste is sweet, plums and brown sugar, acidity, sour milk, bitter almond.

Low carbonation, small bubbles, smooth, dry finish.

I am a bit baffled, no smoke at all, and a bit stale.

Best before 05.10.10 - wonder if that is October or May?

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Amalak
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had out of a bottle at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
A- It's got a nice clay red/brown color with bold head and lacing.
S- Smells like burnt wood.
T- It's very smokey. Beautifully smokey. It has a baconish after taste, similar to Aecht Schlenkerla. Crisp with some spiciness. One of the finest beers I've had.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great product from the Brauerei Spezial. From the bottle, it pours a light brown with a malty, smokey aroma. The taste is the same: malty with a bit of smoke. Wow! Try a Seidla!

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On draft.

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