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Burleigh Brewing Co.

Burleigh Brewing Co.
Burleigh Smokin’ Lager

Category: Rauchbier

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 6.3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Burleigh Brewing Co.
Burleigh Smokin’ Lager

Category: Rauchbier

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 6.3%
Walnut color. Aromas of smoked walnuts, dark chocolate, artisan banana loaf, black licorice, and autumn leaves with a velvety, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long luxury cigarettes and chocolate mousse finish. A dense but finely balanced Rauchbier with delicate smoky notes and decadent flavors of roasty malt.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: smoked walnuts, dark chocolate, artisan banana loaf, black licorice, and autumn leaves
Taste Flavor: luxury cigarettes and chocolate mouse
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Quesadillas, Chili, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense but finely balanced Rauchbier with delicate smoky notes and decadent flavors of roasty malt.

The Producer

Burleigh Brewing Company

The Producer
West Burleigh, QLD 4219
Australia
61 -0755936000

Rauchbier

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Rauchbiers are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5-6%. These beers are characterized by assertive smoky aromas and flavors resulting from a portion of the malted barley kilned by Beechwood-fueled fires. The intensity of smoked flavors and aromas greatly vary and are generally balanced by a sweet malty framework. Originating in Bamberg, these beers can be described as smoked märzen style lagers. Rauchbiers are still brewed in the traditional manner by many breweries centered around Bamberg, though many brewers in other parts of the world have begun to make similarly styled beers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen, Spezial Rauchbier Märzen, Fort Collins Out of Ashes Rauchbier and Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier.