Blairgus (2340) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light ruby colour, clear with steady bubbles
Aroma is softer than some of the other Schlenkerla beers but it is still definitely smoked meat.
med/ body and pretty fizzy
the background is definitely a doppelbock; alcohol presence, fizzy, rich malt flavours
but the dominant taste profile is the smoked meat. It tastes like a german smoked sausage.
This is perhaps my second favourite schlenkerla, second to their Märzen. I like the higher abv but the smoked sausage nose and taste is slightly softer, probably tempered by the higher alcohol.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap J-Betskis in RAleigh, NC. Clear dark amber pour with a thick off white head. Long lasting and loads of drippy lace. Aroma of campfire, smoked meat and oaky tannins. Flavor follows suite. Another solid smoker from Aecht
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Bottle.Copper red with a large head,aroma of smoky malt wood and sweetness,taste is deep and sweet,smoky and malty,molasses,ashes,dry oak and leather,full and warming,corrr.
tgncc (2611) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is smoky of course, meaty, salty. Very little of the base beer comes through on this. The appearance is a clear amber, white head. The flavor again is smoky, sausage-like, some caramel struggling to poke through, some wood. The finish is salty, smoky, slightly sweet. Medium/thick in body. Interesting.
harrisoni (12454) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Mid brown beer with lasting beige head. Oh wow. Just love that aroma. I mean who doesn’t love that? That smoked sausage aroma is just so attractive it makes me tingle in my perineum. But it isn’t stupidly strong, it has perfect balance on the aroma. A little sweet in the mouth from the ABV. But the balance in the mouth is just right. Yes it’s a big tasting beer, but it never runs away with itself. It has some sting on the end from hops and carbonation that balances the smoke and the ABV and the toffee. There is a bit of reminder on the flavour of something you get in a dentist, but you soon ignore that. Incredible really.
islay (854) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-24-11. The aroma is smoky, of course. Bacon and campfire scents. Reminds me of a Caol Ila Scotch. The aroma isn’t as strong as that on the other beers from this brewery that I have tried. Dry, chalky smell. Roasted green grape and sausage scents. The smell isn’t as overwhelmingly awesome as I had hoped, but it certainly is quite good. Pours a gold to light amber color. Surprisingly light in color. Small amount of slow-rising bubbles. Small amount of short-lasting beige head. Smoke hits the palate right away. Fruity, juicy base that reminds of that of an English ale, surprisingly. Chalky, dry smokiness. The taste is closer to what I was hoping for than was the aroma. Meaty and lemon juice flavors. Charred oak-type taste reminiscent of that present in bourbon and rye whiskey. Long, dry, smoky aftertaste. Also a tongue-numbing chalkiness late in the aftertaste. Full body. Could stand to be a bit livelier. Easy to drink. There is a good base beer here topped with good smokiness. My only complaint is that I would prefer it to be smokier still.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
rigtig dejlig frisk røg!
Malt, rugbrød, tøv og røg, rødgylden, klar med hvidligt tæt skum.
meget sød og blød.
PotjeBier (1389) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Copper color. Beige, lasting head. Aroma’s of smoke, caramel-sweetness & aromatic hops. Flavor is caramel malty sweet, smoky and somewhat bitter. Firm body. Bit dry finish with good bitterness. Great brew.
SirLimpsalot (1909) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
D: Mycket rökig och salt
S: Förvånansvärt len och inte alls lika rökig som smaken (nästan lite synd)
E: Lite tunn vätska och vattnig eftersmak.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma does seem to have a bit more complexity and nuance than the other Schlenkerla beech smoked beers and the smoke is a wee bit less intense. The smoke is still front and center in the flavor, but the rich, sweet malts of the dopplebock style carry the smokey intensity well. A bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Nice.