Rastacouere (6159) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteilles de 1 l, avec bouchon de céréamique, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de jambon fumé avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de fumée avec une pointe chocolatée. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fumée en arrière goût. (Rating #2194)
Saeglopur (1043) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Dark brown, hazy body, with a medium, dense, creamy, beige head, that laces a lot.
Aroma mainly of bacon, also bread and sweet malts, like honey and caramel.
Taste with about the same aromas, but with the bready and sweet malts more in the foreground and also with a bit booze.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes with a lot of bacon again, roasty, sweet malty, a bit boozy and astringent.
Very nice! Not that extraordinary, but really quaffable and with a good balance between loads of bacon and sweet, smooth malts. Overall my favourite Rauchbier from Austria I’m always looking forward to at the beginning of the year!
brunnsbe (77) - 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.
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 1st Rating, February 2nd 2015: bottle at home, bought at the brewpub. dark amber color, off-white head. smells smoked, bacon, some berries like cassis & sour cherries. full body, lots of carbonation, wooden notes, smoky, some fruits / red berry notes, light alcoholic / liqueurish. light malty bitter finish. taste is very subtle smoky (compared to armoma), which for me is a good thing. drinks pretty easy.
Rerate 25.07.2015. 500ml bottle at home. BB 02/2015. brown hazy color, small off-white head. smells smoky, earthy, bacon, ligthly sour, light fruit notes. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes smoky, earthy, lightly sour, acidic, chorizo. finishes malty roasty, lightly sour, with smoke notes. still quite nice. I would give this again a 3.7, still quite nice, slightly more sour (after all this is almost 6 months old).
sturmthis (892) - 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 (8999) - 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 (4559) - 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.
geophagus (616) - Lubin, POLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 0.5 l) Trade with Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan! Brown untrasparent colour. Small, off white head, fast falling to slowly disappearing foam. Medium body, high carbonation, watery texture, mineral mouthfeel.. Aroma: Strong smoke, smoked ham, burned wood, medium strong banana, soft caramel Taste: Smoke, medium bitter, medium burned tartiness, light caramel malts, smoke finish, dry and a bit weird tatr aftertaste. Pleasant, complex aroma and decent taste. Not bad drinkability.