Knoblach Rauchsüdla

unfilltered amber beer in glass mug with pewter light with bottle
Knoblach Rauchsüdla

Brewery:  Knoblach
Town:
Schammelsdorf
Style: Rauchbier
Color: unfiltered amber

Head: off-white, rocky, chiffon-like

Nose:
light smoke, hops
Body:
medium, soft
Palate: malty, fine smokiness, slight grain, underlying hops

Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter

Served: from a bottle bought in the vicinity

Impression: Knoblach is is one of my favorite Franconian breweries. Their beers are generally very well-hopped, bitter and supremely dry across the board.  This is one of the most rounded with a malty balanced palate featuring a light but definite fine smokiness which intermingles with the Spalter hops effortlessly. It’s a winner from the pour with a chiffon-like off-white head which lasted through many photos, this shot being the last! This is a great introductory Rauchbier but for those who already like them, this is a great session beer with a very pleasant but unmistakable smoke element.

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2 thoughts on “Knoblach Rauchsüdla

  1. When I first glanced at this heading I mis-read it as “Knoblauch”, the German word for garlic.

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