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Style: Rauchbier
Style Information
Rauchbier is a German smoked beer. The color should be dark copper to dark brown. The aroma should have a combination of smoke and malts. The smoked aroma should be very notable also. The taste follows the aroma. There should be a blend of smoke and malts, with the smoke flavors obvious. Smoked cheeses are similar in character. There should also be a slight malt sweetness apparent. Hop bitterness should be minimally apparent in both aroma and taste. The feel should be medium bodied. ABV ranged from 4.8% to 6%. IBUs range from 20 to 30.

From Wikipedia:

"Two tavern-breweries in Bamberg, Germany in particular — Schlenkerla and Spezial — became almost the sole source of smoked beer production for nearly two centuries. Both breweries are still in operation today, alongside seven other breweries in the same town. Both dry their malt over fires made from beechwood logs, and produce several varieties of Rauchbier ("smoke beer" in German)."

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Top Consumed Rauchbier
1. Rauchbier by Dovetail Brewery14
2. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen by Brauerei Heller-Trum6
3. Stag Series - Rauchbier by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.5
4. Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche by Brauerei Heller-Trum5
5. Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier by Brauerei Heller-Trum4
6. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock by Brauerei Heller-Trum4
7. Aecht Schlenkerla Kräusen by Brauerei Heller-Trum3
8. Rauch Bier by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)2
9. Smoked Maple Lager by Jack's Abby Brewing2
10. Scarlet Fire Rauchbier by Victory Brewing Company2

Top Reviews Rauchbier
 BeerAvg Score
1. Stag Series - Rauchbier by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.82
2. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen by Brauerei Heller-Trum82
3. Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche by Brauerei Heller-Trum82
4. Smoke Creek Rauchbock by Great Basin Brewing - Sparks76
5. Burnham Road by Allagash Brewing Company74
6. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock by Brauerei Heller-Trum73
7. Rumpelstiltskin by Baron Brewing70
8. Rauchfest by Harriet Brewing68
9. Rauchbier Lager by Brauerei Spezial67
10. Rauchbier by Baron Brewing58