Southern Star – Rauchbier – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

Southern Star Rauchbier

Today I am trying Southern Star Rauchbier, at The Flying Saucer in Houston, TX, $5 on tap. Full pint. Also, I’m going in live, and writing this on my phone right as it is happening. So bear with my stream of consciousness style. Who knows, I may completely rewrite all this after I see how bad an idea this was, but here we go nonetheless. It looks like bombshell blonde based on appearance. Smell 4, taste 3, in smokepower. 1/3 way through it and I can’t really taste too much anymore. But I have a water to cleanse the palate a bit. Smoke smell is better than smoke taste, but both are good, just not on the same plane. The taste is not sour, but its coming off tart or with a slight sting, I don’t know what’s doing that. It’s not a flavor but a sensation. I like the smell more and more every time I stick my nose down in the glass, and its a good smell. I definitely like it and recommend it as a great middle range beer. I will try to get it in my tasting that I keep talking about. This place is crowded. Some Aussie brewery is here handing out samples. Maybe I have underestimated the beer culture in Houston… But it doesn’t really look like much of a beer snob crowd. I recommend this smokebeer. Okay, I’m running out of steam, and beer, so here goes, as soon as I find the publish button. Overall happiness factor 5 out of 7 smokestacks.

Brewer Southern Star
Beer Name Rauchbier
Brewer’s Description A Lager Brewed with 100% beechwood smoked pils malt (malt smoked in Bamberg, Germany). Pale golden in color, and lightly hopped, this lager is a showcase of the smoked malt, with a great smoked biscuit bouquet and a smokey honey taste.
Food Pairings BBQ
Brewery Location Conroe, TX
Alcohol content by volume 5.6%
IBU (International Bitterness Units)
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 2
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 2
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 5

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