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1648 Smokey Nol

Formerly brewed at 1648
Style: Smoked
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Seasonal - November to March. Also available bottle conditioned.

A derivation of Ginger Nol.
Brewed without the ginger leaves this beer with a deep and satisfying smokey flavour. Deeply warming for the long cold winter nights.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ As 1648 Smoked Ale ].
Clear medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, leather, smoke, light plastic. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, plastic, smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111208]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some wood and mild caramelly notes. Flavour is fruity and floral hops along with some mild maltyness as well as some mild leathery notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
cask at bow ... ruby ... creamy tan head .... light smokey ... roast malt nose ... juicy malts ... light sweet roast ... light smoke ... light woody ... actually easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2010
Cask handpull at The Grove Tavern, Tunbridge Wells. Very deep ruby almost black with a disappearing beige head. Smoke and dark fruit aroma, some sour dark cherry/blackberry type fruit. Unfortunately a woman with unbelievably strong perfume has decided to stand in front of me so I can’t smell anything apart from her. Hoping she will move. Blackberry and damson aroma is excellent. Perfect condition in mouth and served perfectly. This is one of the best British smoked beers I’ve had. Stunning. Smoke and juicy dark fruits with a bit of a hop sting on finish. Stunning beer. I had just had an Orval and for something to make me feel this good, has got to be good. Maybe just a bit too juicy/watery on the malts. But still a hell of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest ’12. Dark brown with white head. There is certainly a smoky, bonfire note to the aroma, this follows into the beer, dryish, some caramel and fruit. Pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012, Friday)
Dark brown, loose head. Very gentle smoke aroma, mellow. Smokiness also in the taste, and with a loverly full bready roast backing it up. Anna and I agree, the smoke is this is basically perfect. There are bigger ones, but they enter the realm of being big smokey beers, this remains wonderfully in the realm of mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Cask at The Hope, Carshalton. It pours deep brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is smoke, smoked ham, Bisto gravy, and starch. The taste is roasted malt, touch of smoke, charcoal and caramel, with a very dry finish. Thin body and soft carbonation. Too thin and dry, tough to drink much of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle conditioned. Labelled as Smoked Ale but I assume it’s the same brew. Very dark ruby brown with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and liquorice with coffee and weetabix. A decent amount of smokiness for a UK brew with blackberries. Flavours are sweet rye bread with dark chocolate bitterness and gritty cocoa. Roast malts with pepper and winter fruit. Quite dry on the finish with more chocolate and smoky aspects on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8705) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival, 17th & 18th February 2012 Dark brown with a touch of reddy glint and a small white head of dancing bubbles atop. Smokier than I was expecting with the smokiness in both mouth and on the nose. Dry, malty and the hops also showing, enjoyable stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle shared at home in December 2011 as 1648 Smoked Ale. Dark brown with a reddish tinge. Chewy malts in the background. Prominent smoke upfront in aroma and flavour. Fairly subtle which, in this case, means well balanced. Smoke is more charcoal and campfire than bacon but it’s all good. Quite liked this and would happily go back for more. A bit more body in the mouthfeel wouldn’t have gone amiss though.

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