Thursday, September 18, 2014

Caldera Brewing Company Rauch Ür Bock Smoked Lager

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Caldera Brewing Company Rauch Ür Bock Smoked Lager.

From the Caldera Brewing Company website: “Caldera’s Rauch Ür Bock is a German-style lager billowing with intense cherry and beachwood smoke flavors. We used two different smoked grains in this lager, one cured with cherrywood and the other cured with beachwood. Warning, this beer has an intense smoked flavor.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark amber color with a tan head and great lacing.
Aroma: Overall the nose is very smoky, smoked wood and an aroma that reminds me of smoked meat – bacon or sausage and grainy malts.
Taste: Caramel, biscuity and roasted malts, burnt cherry wood, smoky and touch of dark fruits.
Overall: Nicely balanced, Caldera Brewing Company Rauch Ür Bock Smoked Lager is smoky and sweet.  This 7.4% ABV is an excellent representation of the style.  Not as smoky as some I’ve tried which is probably why I liked it.


Mark Harvey

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