Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brick red-brown colour. Very nice 1-inch lacy white foam. This was out of a 1L bottle and seems straight off the draught. Earthy and caramelly in a unified way, heavy toasty, munich nuttiness, sweetish and bordering molasses, but never syrupy, all along clearly an expertly brewed lager. Very classy, if stuffy maltiness. A sweeter rauchbier, its bock base is rich and quite heavy, but it remains incredibly drinkable thanks to the plain joy it is to drink, the flavour balance, the clean toastiness and the classy, engaging carbonation. As good as their other rauchbier. Am I impressed? Sure I am. Am I surprised? Well, not really I must say.
brunnsbe (75) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brew-pub. A nice smoke lager, malty taste and sweetness from the malt. Not so much carbonation and therefore easilz drinkable. The alcoholpercent was 6.1% if I remember right.
sturmthis (526) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Amber color. Smells a little of berries. A sweet tasting beer. A really nice beer.
Scopey (7057) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours dark brown, with ruby highlights and a thick off-white. The nose is smoke, meat and some caramel. The taste is smoke, meat, wood, caramel, brown sugar, hay and some alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and smooth mouth-feel. Nice.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle BB ??/05/07; ABV 6.2%; Thanks Jay!) Aroma of tar and smoke. Dark amber colour and average size, white head with fair lacing. Sweet, caramel, tar and very slightly bitter flavour. Softly carbonated and medium-bodied palate. Smooth and tasty smoked beer! 28/04/07
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a hazy dark ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of honey cured smoked ham, lactic acid, strawberries, herbal hops and a hint of grapefruit. flavour is mostly the same, slightly fruity, with a nice dark maltiness to accentuate the mild smoke. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
fdomig (388) - München, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is bacon, and bacon. And bacon. Appearance is dark brown with a fine foam. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Has a medium long finish, not the best thought. However, I like this one.