Eisenbahn Rauchbier

12 oz, $1.99 single from Green’s, Atlanta, GA, USA. This is the Defumada, blue labeled, “Smoked Lager” presentation.
Pour is quite frankly a beautifully colored, deep mahoghany color. The head, lace and retention are not good, but the color is very attractive.
Nose surprisingly does not reveal any smoke. It just gives a light alcohol and some really dense, malty sweetness.
The taste gives away the first hint of smoke. It’s very subtle and to be honest the beer drinks more like a Doppelbock with a touch of smoke in the background. This ain’t no Schlenkerla. The smoke lingers a touch in the aftertaste but it’s pretty muted.
As a smoke beer this is going to be a disappointment, but as a sweet, malty Doppelbock style, it’s OK – make up your own mind.

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07/25/2009
Style:
Rauchbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.3 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.03
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