Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #8 – The Fabulator


Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #8

The Fabulator Rauch Bock – Central City Brewing, 6.5% ABV – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

on the back label…what no label??? That packaging robot at the beer factory must’ve been sleeping on the job. Ah well, labels are overrated anyways; What actually matters is what’s inside.

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  • Style: (Rauchbier) Smoked Ale
  • Taste: Campfire smoky bitter peat toffee malt sweet mildly astringent
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados:

Visual: Pours copper red with a smallish dissipating head, a thin layer of retention, lots of slow and steady streams.

Nose: smoked oak, toffee malts. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: slick, half-oily/creamy

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) campfire smoky bitterness, peat, toffee malt, soft tangy-sour

Finish: smoked wood exhale with lingering malty sweet finish.

Summary: Goes down pretty well, nice texture and a decent body. The smokiness is a mildly astringent by the last sip however.