yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from Schlenkerla-shop.de. A two-finger thick head sits patiently on top of the steadily sparkling deep amber body. Nice layers are left as the creamy, off-white head slides down the glass as I’m enjoying the beer. Quite subtle on the nose, at least compared to the Urbock or Märzen. Smoke, damp forest, caramel notes, hints of prunes, figs and dates, and some caramel. A faint alcohol touch and some grains and grassy hops too. The smoke parts reminds me of both smoked meat, smoked and then roasted sausages and a bit like smoked fish. It’s full-bodied and creamy on the palate, with a slight alcohol burn down the throat. A bit too smooth actually. There’s a whole bunch of complexity in the flavor as well. Some bitterness, but not much. Far from overly sweet, but sure on the sweet side, with caramel. Else there’s wood notes, smoke, alcohol hints, dried fruits, cured meat and some grassy hop hints. The end stays for a long time, very long. Wow, this was a real treat! It’s dangerously easy drinking, at least when cold, a bit more demanding when it heats up a bit. It’s really tasteful, and it has the looks of a super model. Due to Norwegian tax rules it was pretty expensive getting a crate of these, but it was certainly worth each damn penny. Or øre as the Norwegian equivalent is. Now I’m looking forward to the rest of the winter. 101217
Pinball (10731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark amber, small head.
very smoked aroma, lots of smoke, one of the most smoked aromas i’ve sampled. smoke is more dominant, the rest is a little more subdued. flavor is sweet, smoked, caramelly, very nice.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful golden copper lager. Smokey aroma, reminds me of good bacon. A nice malty, smoke flavor. Medium thin mouth feel. The oak smoke really comes though. One of my favorite lagers.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a 500ml bottle from Heritage Liquor in Maplewood, MN. Pour a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a creamy and long lasting beige head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of smoked peat, a hint of cotton candy, a touch of bacon, and floral hops. Taste is quite smooth. Medium to full bodied, flavors of caramel malt, cotton candy, plenty of smoked malt, along with candied wintergreen and a touch of ham. Finish continues the smoked sweet caramel aftertaste with a short dry bitterness. Most excellent!
thornecb (4311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber into a stem glass. Off-white head with limited retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet smoke aromas. Sweet and full with caramel upfront and smoke from front to back. Lasting sweet smoke finish.
pivnizub (8746) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, ruby-amber coloured, small to mid-sized lacy off-white head; sweet smoky ashy nose, mingled with aromas of caramel, grilled salmon and burnt furniture; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied, soft; aromatic hops show up in the caramelly-smoky and bitter finish. Very good, but a bit overrated.....
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the beers from the new stash of german beers arrived in Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Allready when opening you can sense the smokeyness as from a bonfire in the mittle of summer. The pour is kobber red and clear with a neat tight and solid orange head. The nose is first of all smokey in a comined ham / bonfire way. Next to the smokeyness there is some metal and malty notes fighting each other for attention. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and a long lasting flavour of smoke stays with along with some mild sweet malts. Its surprisingly thick. The taste is sweet but also here you first of all notice the dominatic smoke flavours that kind off takes over the intire picture. NIce warming beer - that indeed is suitable for christmas and long cold nights in a wooden cabin with snow outside. Cheers
obguthr (3654) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mouth watering smoky bacon nose. Clear copper, no head. Sweet malt and smoke. Smoky oak finish. Unusually good balance for an unbalanced style. Distinctive and the food pairing possibilities are intriguing.
boFNjackson (4107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Beer Mongers... Poured clear golden with an off-white head. Very smokey. Liked smoke Gouda cheese and campfire. Decent sweetness though. Holy wow! This is incredible. If you don’t like smoke beers beware.
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear Fest! Clear amber beer. Light crisp palate but fairly low carbonation. Sweetish malt with a little dark toffee. A nice amount of smoke, not overdone. Balances out really well. Tiny bit of orangey hop in the finish in the semi dry finish. Very drinkable.