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Virginia tobacco of different shades and cutting widths, delicately rounded off with ripe, dark Cavendish and a hint of Burley. Fruit aromas of juicy oranges and sweet peaches give this mixture its delicious taste. An extremely gentle, excellent mixture with perfect burn.

Blended ByVauen
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOrange, Peach
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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petebonnie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
petebonnie (3)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Just bought this today after reading the review. It taste like the description. You could just walk away from it. There's nothing writen on the tin, no description ...nothing. but boy i found my blend. I was hooked to the St Patrick 2015 blend from Peterson. This i think is better. Sweet mild to medium. Room note fantastic. Behavior of lit tobacco-expand and create fluffy ash but u get clean finish in the bowl nothing get stuck inside the bowl like some aromatic with heavy flavour. This one flavour is nice but not sticky. Overall 5 thumbs up for me.

Pipe Used: Vauen Basic and Big Ben classic

Age When Smoked: 45

Purchased From: Kamelah

Similar Blends: Peterson St Patrick 2015 special but this is curly cut instead of cube. More flavourful and taste and aroma last longer than Peterson.

13 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30051)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Very Pleasant

This review is for The Hobbit series with an Auenland pipe Gilg (rustic). Aromatic tobacco, smoked in a churchwarden-style pipe. Both are Vauen, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series "Auenland" pipe and tobacco. If you want to hang with Gandalf,... "YOU; SHALL NOT;;;PASS!!!!!!" Cool huh?

Pipe Used: Auenland; Gilg

Purchased From: Stuben Pfeifen_Heck Hanau

Similar Blends: I've smoked MacBaren, Black Ambrosia for years and this blend has become my new favorite. Mild and fresh with a fruity, yet warm vanilla, caramel/date room note. If you want to wisit Hobbiton and smoke with Bilbo and Gandalf, Buy an Auenland Pipe by VAUEN and get the official tobacco to go with. I'm going to light up another bowl right now!, Mac Baren - Black Ambrosia.

6 people found this review helpful.

Flinthills Tex Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Flinthills Tex (27)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I was visiting a smokers' round table at my local tobacoonist's shop. They had a tin of this open for trying, and an acquaintance of mine recommended the blend, so I decided to give it a try. I am personally a big fan of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but would never have bought this tobacco on that basis. Let's not judge those who might try this for that reason, though, since the popularity of the motion pictures has led to a small renaissance of pipe smoking! Auenland - The Shire is a typical aromatic blend. It is ribbon cut with a nice mix of colors - black, brown, red, and tan. The tin note is pleasantly sweet. I didn't pick up on the peach (see other reviews here), but did detect a slight hint of coconut and citrus. The moisture content was a bit on the dry side, but then I have no idea how long ago this tin had been opened. The tobacco packs well, only needing a charring light and a second match. It burns nice and cool, with no danger of tongue-bite. The smoke is of medium body, with a pleasantly sweet taste for the smoker. I think the flavouring is just right for an aromatic. The room note is very nice and certain to please non-pipe-smokers. I think that this would be a good fit for novice pipe smokers, and it is a nice smoke for lovers of aromatics. If you love English blends, then this is not for you!

Pipe Used: Hand-carved block meerschaum

Age When Smoked: unknown

Purchased From: local tobacoonist

4 people found this review helpful.

Cumarinophil Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cumarinophil (108)
Very Mild Very Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

Vauen Auenland – The Shire – is one of these tobaccos making me regret that I decided to base my reviews on more than a single bowl. You will get an intense aromatic that was probably developed for non-pipe smokers (paradox) and fans of the movie series, of course. After trying Auenland – The Shire they will most likely stay non-pipe smokers. The tin note is very sweet peach ice tea, not home made, but the cheap kind containing plenty of artificial sweetener. The tobaccos presented in mixed ribbon cut feel moist and spongy.

Other than that, the presentation is done well and filling the pipe is easy. Without prior drying, first light was not easy. Drying out a fresh tobacco to proper moisture is not an issue for most of us, quite normal in fact, but I expected the mixture to be ready according the target group addressed.

The taste is predominantly the intense artificial peach ice tea, accompanied by a sour, slightly bitter note (orange?). Taste of tobacco was not to be found, more like flavored hot air. If you apply a regular draw that will fit any pure VA for it not to bite, this one will collapse to an evil sour, bitter and bity horror. As a rule I don’t throw tobacco away, but this one is will. I recommend using a filter with it or anything providing a minimum amount of protection.

Pipe Used: Several briars with and without filter

Age When Smoked: fresh to 1y

4 people found this review helpful.

Ernstlbert Hegersbacher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ernstlbert Hegersbacher (18)
Extremely Mild Extra Strong Mild Pleasant

at first a very interesting and peachy tobacco with very strong aroma and taste, but unfortunately after smoking half of the tin i could'nt bring myself to smoke anymore of this since simply put the flavouring is too strong.

on opening the tin the smell of peaches and fresh fruit is almost overwhelming. The tobacco tends to smoke very hot if you dont take care, also it smokes very wet. a subtle drying out of the rub before packing the pipe is definately recommended.

deriving from the branding and the LotR line of Pipes from Vauen i guess this tobacco was created to lure new pipe smokers into the hobby, but honestly thats all this tobacco is good for since most of them will either move on to better tobaccos or stop smoking pipes at all.

Pipe Used: Molina Barasso

Age When Smoked: fresh from the tin

Purchased From: Schwarzenbohler Otmar e.U.

3 people found this review helpful.

Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (221)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I was gifted an ounce of this from a friend and I am very impressed. It smells deliciously of peaches and cream and the moisture was perfect, requiring no drying time. Once lit I tasted mostly vanilla cream with a nice light peach undertone, akin to a slice of cheesecake with a couple of slices of peach on top. Not much tobacco flavor unfortunately, as that would have given this a fourth star, but very tasty anyway. Auenland is a delightful blend for a dessert bowl in the evening and would also be very well received in mixed company as the room note is very pleasant.

Pipe Used: Various briars

3 people found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

When opening the tin you find moist, ribbon cut Virginias with some black Cavendish sprinkled throughout.. but more Virginia. Has the unmistakeable scent of peaches, and a little nuttiness. Needs to be dried initially a bit whether on a tray or in your pouch. Pack it very loosely on bottom and you will be rewarded with a sweet, soft and richly scented smoke. You can taste the peaches and perhaps almonds. The nuttiness really comes through in the smoke. A very high quality tobacco carries these flavors well and mixes with the Virginia and Cavendish perfectly. A great, light smoke that pairs well with coffee and leaves your pipe incredibly sweet and a room note that I don't think would offend even the pickiest.

I had to change my rating to only 2 stars because it severely ghosted my pipe with a medicinal peach flavor, that when removing the cake later in an attempt to remove this ghost actually smelled like cat spray! It stank so bad I was worried my pipe was ruined. Only smoke this in a dedicated pipe or cob!!!

Pipe Used: Vauen Olaf 4873, Vauen Soeren 673

Age When Smoked: direct from tin, in pouch a week.

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2016)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Vauen - Aueland - The Shire.

Rather than Orange's and Peach's, I find this has a taste and smell that's more like Jelly Babies or fruit gum sweets. It has got a fruitiness to it, the type that suggests citrus, but there's also a sugariness; it's this that gives me the impression of jellied sweets. Strangely, I enjoy this; normally I'd run a mile from this type of flavour!

There's not much nicotine in this; it's not the mildest I've had, but still, it's no stronger than very mild.

The tobaccos offer very little taste, partly due to the sweet topping cancelling them out somewhat.

One of the negatives is tongue bite; it's for this reason I score it only two points.

A good blend, but it could be better.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Erik Nording Freehand

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: The Danish Pipe Shop

2 people found this review helpful.

SirHenry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SirHenry (6)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

At the moment. I tend to smoke aromatics and I have to say this is one of my favorites. It is a very high quality and a well thought out and balanced blend. I get mostly peaches and cream and some candied orange peel. I've tried this mixture with and without filter and I have to say I enjoyed it more thoroughly without a filter. It needs a bit of drying before packing after which it burns well and cool, with no tongue bite. There are notes of caramel and dried dates and a nuance of nuts (pecan perhaps). It is highly enjoyable, and not cloying like many aromatics.

Pipe Used: GBD, Vauen White dot & Dr. Perl, Pipa Croci

Age When Smoked: Newly opened, 1 month

Purchased From: Fischer W. Klaus Tobacconist in Vienna

1 person found this review helpful.

RandoloBrandybuck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RandoloBrandybuck (16)
Very Mild Very Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

To me this is an after dinner Tobacco. I'm tired and lazy and i wanna smoke something that doesn't actually taste like tobacco.

The tin note was a bit too much for me, it's very topped and sauced too. Not a bad smell, just too much, like a person wearing too much perfume.

In the pipe though it's like a sweet dessert. Today i was actually thinking it tastes like a bread with jam. Good job Vauen. That's something Bilbo would have liked. Since he's a hobbit and all. They like to eat always.

If you like aromatics this might be for you. It's not too fruity, but the peach is detectable. Like most aromatics, a little drying will tame it to your delight.

Pipe Used: Vauen Auenland, MM Cob, Vauen Quixx

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: The Prancing Pony

1 person found this review helpful.

Madox07 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Madox07 (43)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant

When I first opened the tin - I was actually looking forward to that as I was driving home from work, the room got filled with a sweet smell. As I closed in on the tin the number one note, the main violin if you will, is apricot. There are other things in there, but my nose detected the apricot by far. The composition is pretty sticky, not sure what they cased it with, but I told myself that I wouldn't risk any other pipe than my aro dedicated briar. I was right about that, I have only smoked two bowls, roughly about three hours ago and the pipe is full of apricot aroma. The color of the tobacco was mainly medium brown with some black ribbons, which I presume was black cavendish. When lit it burns pretty evenly, but like I said mine had some age to it and it definitely was gentle on moisture. No tongue bite, no relights, but nothing outstanding either. To my surprise, the blend stands out from other aromatic tobaccos in as far as retaining some of its apricot aroma. A bit of spiciness is also present, more like a perique peppery note more than the advertised burley, but that's about it. It's not your regular aromatic, where you feel like drawing in hot air but it's a world away from what I have expected. My wife was pleased, saying that the room note "was something like an expensive tea brewing in the room". My answer was ... "it doesn't taste the half of the smell it has in the tin" ...

1 person found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Probably shouldn't review this, since I understand it to be a limited edition, meaning you probably can't find it. I bought it on ebay for a few bucks. I smoke few real aromatics and when I do they tend to be more in the vanilla or chocolate vein. In fact, I avoid fruity stuff as a rule.

Auenland is orange and peach, both of which I love. But do they work together in a tobacco blend? Actually, yes, pretty well--if you like this sort of aromatic. Mine was probably a year or two old, maybe older, and very mellow. Packed, lit and stayed lit just fine. Smoked down to a nice gray ash. The room note is nice, very nice, and you will likely get no complaints. Put this in a cob for the sweetest, cleanest smoke. Take your time; this one don't like to be pushed.

Not a nic bomb, but that is not its purpose. Solid three stars. More tobacco flavor would have pushed it up to four stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

Braino Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Braino (1)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

This tobacco has a wonderful tin and room note. It burns well and has a nice mild sweet flavor, pretty much exactly like the description. It will definitely ghost your pipe. Seems to be good quality, but I find Burley very drying, so I prefer other blends that don't use it.

Age When Smoked: fresh

1 person found this review helpful.

djpiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
djpiper (2)
Very Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

Just started pipe smoking. Was advised to try this tobacco as a first. Took me a couple of bowls to see how it smoked best. In the beginning I smoked it to fast and then it tasted like ash.. very unpleasant! I feel if its smoked too hot this stuff just tastes nasty. After a week with it now I feel Ive sussed it out. Has a great taste when smoked cool. And a lovely room note. get allot of compliments when out and about. Tobacco was a bit to wett when first opened, so it kept going out. Now its perfect and only have to relight once. I think this is a great starter Tobacco! Really looking forward to try new ones!

Pipe Used: Jean Claude

Purchased From: Tobacco Store Berlin

1 person found this review helpful.

LoutreMJ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LoutreMJ (13)
Mild Strong Full Very Pleasant

Très bon tabac aromatique, attention cependant, c'est un "heavy aromatique", très saucé. Le goût de fruits sucrés acides était très plaisant, mais il s'agit du premier Auenland que je goûtais, et c'est celui que j'aime le moins. Le tabac dans sa boîte sent délicieusement bon, presque une odeur de douceur/dessert à manger. Il est aussi assez humide à l'ouverture, le faire sécher un peu avant de le fumer semble indispensable. La fumée, très légère et qui s'évapore tout de suite, sent extrêmement bon, et notamment à ceux qui ne sont pas fumeurs de pipe. Cependant, ne vous y méprenez pas, pour celui ou celle qui aime les aromatiques, ce Auenland The Shire est excellent !

Pipe Used: Vauen Doran

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Deutschland

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Greybeard Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greybeard (37)
Very Mild Medium Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

I was very disappointed in this blend. I liked the flavor pairing used citrus and peach. The flavor combo was good at first, though it started to taste a little artificial as I smoked. The tobacco itself just didn't seem to be great quality; it was bitey and tasteless. I get the impression it was covered up by heavy flavoring, and then they slapped a LotR name on it to get it sold. Maybe some people will enjoy it, but it just didn't work for me.

Pipe Used: MM Corn Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh out of the tin

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30051)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Mostly crystallized red Virginia and Burley with a touch of black Cavendish portraits a fine figure of aroma especially by hints of mango, citrus and apricot jam. Tangy flavor textures a mild frutiness and remains sweet in mouth. It's easy to load and gets consumed with less return to your lighter. Good for outdoor gaiety and walking through hills. It remains in some fine ash and burns to grey. Overheating the barrel is up to the pace and should be controlled.

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Ambush1964 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ambush1964 (18)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I just added this to my collection based on it’s description. I am an aromatic smoker, and the sweeter the better. I love this tobacco. It was a little wet right out of the tin, but not bad. It smells wonderful in the tin, I want to dig in with a spoon. It smoked a little wet for me, but I did pack it straight from a fresh tin. It has an awesome fruity room note, and I actually get a hint of peach in the flavor too. It is the best peach flavored tobacco I have tried so far (Gawith Hoggarth “American Peach”, Peter Stokkeby “Peaches and Cream”). I don’t detect the orange flavor. The tobacco in the bowl is burning nice and dry so far. I am smoking a “larger” Balkovec straight billiard, maybe a group 5-6? The nic hit is very mild. I am definitely going to get a few more tins if I can. Call it a “non-smoker” tobacco if you want, I don’t care, it suits me perfectly. It is definitely flavored, and “real tobacco” flavors are in the background. Just so you know, I like Sam Gawith’s “Black XX” and “Cabbie’s Mixture”, McClelland’s “Beacon” and other “real tobaccos”, no Latakia for me though. Many aromatics remind me of chemically scented candles, this does not. Burned to the bottom, no goop....nice. If it ghosts my pipe, I don’t care, maybe the next tobacco I smoke in this pipe will be made better with a hint of this tobacco’s ghost?

Pipe Used: Balkovec Straight Billiard, a group 5-6?

Age When Smoked: Fresh tin

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Dan Tobacco “Devil’s Holiday”, Rattray’s “Exotic Orange”...not the same fruit flavors, but similar nic strength, flavor strength, room note and burn quality..

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Tucane Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tucane (31)
Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

Starting with the strong tin aroma, which by the way is fantastic, peaches, vanilla, cream and orange are clearly evident here.

The nice thing with this one is that not much is lost in translation, it actually tastes a lot like it smells. Feels like smoking candy basically, which might be something for the rare female puffers. For me personally, I might store another tin and smoke it on occasion as a change of pace or to kill a sweet craving.

Recommended! also for the ladies^^

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Sirralle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sirralle (1)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Very nice taste good and no bite have to dry for and hour. smoke it slow and drink som coffe then it is very pleasant I use a Savinelli filter 6 mm balsam wood

Pipe Used: Porto Cervo nr. 628 Savinelli

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