Rauchbier is such an interesting and unique style of beer that it is hard to compare it to other styles. The style is known for its smokey taste similar to BBQ meats. I believe the only other Rauchbier I have tried is the Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier which was in last year’s fall variety pack.
Pour has a huge head and is a very deep red / brown color. Aroma has some smokey sweetness and is quite good. The beer itself has big smoke flavor balanced with some nice sweet malts, finish is clean and the carbonation level seems just right. Overall a very good beer from a style that is rarely seen on shelves.
Pros: Original style
Alcohol Content: ???% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Penobscot Bay Brewery
Brewers Description: The smokiness and color of Wildfire Rauchbier comes entirely from using only specialty grains. Weyermann Rauchmalz for the signature flavor, Munich for body, Cara-Pils adds richness and Carafa deep color.
Serve with bold, full flavored foods, such as smoked pork, rubs, sausages and steaks.