yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours almost clear and deep golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma is distinct smoked ham with a nice wooden touch. "Spegepølse" taste, meat, wood and smoke. Sweet and malty. Lingering smoked into the far finish. Fantastic.
gunnar (5105) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ brewpub. Pours dark amber with a beautiful creamy off-white head
Strong aroma of smoked bacon. Taste is full of roasted malts, caramel with a pleasant smokey touch, and correct bitterness. Very well balanced.Full bodied . Long smokey finish, great, just great beer.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite lovely. Bright and smoky with a bit of light fruitiness. Clean and well-constructed although there does appear to be a touch of oxidation setting into this bottle.
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Poured with a two finger deep, slightly tan/off-white head. Deep, dirty copper brown color. Great lacing throughout the sample. Sweetish malt actually shows up first. The smokiness definitely comes in as well, but not nearly as prominent as with others in the style range. Not nearly the smokey level that I would look for in the style, but the roasty, smokey, bacony flavors do come in a bit. Kinda mellow, and not as interesting as I would have wanted. Medium MF and carried flavors over the palate well. Not that rich, and pretty accessible. Just above average for me. Would have like the brew to be more interesting, and this would have increased my want to have another. Overall, solid and paired up well with some sausages and sauerkraut
Balazs (785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, tea color with a tan, lacing head. Smoked wood, roasted malts, caramel aroma, but not too intrusive. It would be nicer if the aroma was even stronger, the one I had was a bit too polite, but a nice direction. High carbonation in a medium dense body. Dry finish with a smokey aftertaste. No taste of the alcohol anywhere. Overall a nice beer, but aroma and body could be braver.
d_a_goody (12) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer smoked over large amounts of beechwood that has a massive aroma of bratwurst but a more gentle smoked meaty flavour. Basically it’s a sausage beer whose novelty doesn’t wear thin.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back from Austria: Thanks Tanja! Pours a rusty ruby amber with an off white creamy head. Woody aroma- peaty smoke- fairly clean and earthy. Has a nice fluffy body. Fairly smoky flavor with a woody earthiness and a touch of sweet peat. Quite dry throughout with a minerally ashy touch. Pretty solid, I’d just like it smokier.
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this vom fass at 7Stern and in 500ml capped bottle. Dark brown colour with a reasonable white head. Mild smokey malt aroma. Flavours are that of smoked salmon and ham. Milder than other rauchbiers I’ve had. Dry, smokey and salty finish. A very good none-the-less.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC 2009. Pours a hazy nutty woody light brown with a thin head. Aroma is good clean cold smoke- bamberg-style beechwood smoke, a bit bacon wood and leather. Flavor is earthy decent toasty malts, some cold smoked salmon, and light bacon, leather, and light leafy hop- mostly light crackery malts and clean- nothing too big or exciting.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark color, amber and mahogany, with a persistent creamy head. Strong aroma of smoked sausages. It has a correct body strength, even if getting thinner towards the end; caramel flavor, dry, with pleasant smokey touch, and correct bitterness. Balanced, as usual; in the final there is some more dark chocolate, and the smoke presence is persistent. Very good.