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Brewer's Advent 2023 Day 16: Klosterbräu Bamberg - Rauchbier

Bamberg, UNESCO World Heritage

Countless people flock to the narrow streets of Bamberg's "Little Venice" year after year. Since 1993, the medieval city with its historic core has been a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Bamberger Dom with its four towers, the Old Town Hall, and the New Residenz are world-famous landmarks.

Bamberg, Beer Capital of the World

Furthermore, Bamberg is known for its fascinating and diverse beer tradition. For many, the city is considered the beer capital of the world. This is because in Bamberg, a beer tradition that dates back to ancient times is still alive.

Bamberger Rauchbier

We can assume that in ancient times, all beers were dark and, above all, smoky. It wasn't until the mid-19th century that it became possible to reliably produce smoke-free malt. Smoke flavors finally disappeared from beer. Only in the Franconian part of Bavaria has smoked beer survived.

Klosterbräu Rauchbier

The Klosterbräu brewery, founded in 1533, is the oldest of the thirteen breweries in Bamberg. The Rauchbier (smoked beer) has won the prestigious European Beer Star Gold Awards twice in the category Franconian-Style Smoke Beer.

Deep black in color, it has a distinct smoky aroma followed by fruity, grassy hop notes. On the palate, you'll find the velvety taste of licorice, smoked ham, dark chocolate, and roasted caramel nuances lovingly intertwined.

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Klosterbräu Bamberg - Rauchbier Can
Smoked Ale 5,30% vol.
3,0
Klosterbräu Bamberg
Bayern, Germany
3,4

Comments

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JayRam • 1 month ago
Added Bamberg to my “Places to Visit” list.
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jasonvoytas • 2 months ago
I would love to know where to purchase this
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jccrabby • 2 months ago
Bad thing about working 24 hour shifts is I don’t get a chance to try beers the day of. I also don’t comment because of that fact, but this is great. I love the smoke flavor, the aroma, the lightness. Just a fantastic beer and I just love it
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kenbottesi • 2 months ago
Unique beer. Smoke smell and taste. Nice change of pace…
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mrm7717 • 2 months ago
Not a dark beer fan but this may be the best beer so far. Just wow.
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Steve Hamilton • 2 months ago
Black Forest Dark ,Bountiful smoked slightly licorice flavor a great dark beer a must for the advent days!
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jofannie • 2 months ago
Love this beer! Your reviewer from South Africa had some very good comments. Wish all the reviewers gave such comments.
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brian_54 • 2 months ago
Subbed in my Alpen Stoff, remembered this from last year; very nice. Prost!
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Futbol mono • 2 months ago
I was vey hesitant to try this beer. I had a German smoke style beer 2 decades ago and it was one of the worst things I ever tasted in my life! But this beer redeemed my faith in the German smoked beer. It was very flavorful, it is the first beer of eth advent calendar that I would recommend with a food. Maybe a steak or a stew. I give it a 4!! Great job!!
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jacksonmplt • 2 months ago
Was stationed near Bamburg many years ago. The Rauch Beir was always a highlight when visiting the city. It is well brewed and the taste is as it was back then. I agree it shouldn't be your first but near or your last it has a powerful taste that could mess up others. I rate it a 4
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ReinerOdinson • 2 months ago
Absolutely Delicious!!! Prost!
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Ssextonky • 2 months ago
Looks like a great option. This is another beer that is not in my calendar. Hope to be back on track next year. Prost!
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