Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can’t get enough of this fantastic smoked doppelbock. Pillowy head. Huge nose. The perfect taste of smoke and sweet deep malts. Rauchbier is an acquired taste for most. Once you acquire it you’ll feel like you’re in a secret club. Schlenkerla makes rich and profound beers. They are among the best. I drink this beer in 500 mL usually three at a time. It’s fantastic.
monk191 (780) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice smoked beer, not as intense as other beers. Pours a very nice deep orange, with very little head. Smells and tastes of oak and BBQ. Had on tap at The Ginger Man in NYC.
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a quick dissipating head atop a clouded, sediment-filled brown orange body. Nose of pre-cooked biscuit dough. Minor taste of smoke and very breaded malt through the body, some hidden pears and honey. The flavour hides the 8%ABV very very well. So smooth and not as "smoked jerky" as the Marzen. Very nice, calm and sip-able. Bottled April 2011, sampled in a tulip glass. Thanks Alessandro!
aronvarga (262) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark amber color, short-life medium size yellowish beige head, slight smoked ham aroma, medium body, decent carbonation, sweet malty and toffee taste, smokey palate without hoppy notes. Nice one but too sweet for me.
Burgers (248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a thin film of head. Aroma more of oak than smoke and some syrup. Taste is sweet over bitter. Body is medium, carbonation low. Heady stuff.
mkel07 (3028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 040514. Lots of campfire smoke in the aroma and a good dose of smokiness in the flavour.
mathieuc (1145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin film for a head that leaves pretty good lacing considering how small it is. Nose is of smoke (duh) and some malty syrup. Taste is sweet and lightly fruity, offers more smoke and is almost cloying. Smoke level is dialed in just right though, it is just too sweet for my taste. Body is medium-full, carbonation critically low and mouthfeel syrupy. Nice smoked beer but I feel like it would be more enjoyable if it was just a tad lighter.
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500 ml). Almost clear copper with a medium diminishing off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is gently smoked with wooden notes, caramel, nice fruitiness, breadied malt and noble hops. Taste is moderately smokey with a lot of oak, breadied malt, caramel and light fruitiness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth but long lasting smokey finish. Light alcohol warming. The smoke is present like in every beer from Schlenkerla, but it fits surprinsingly well with the Dopplebock style. Complex. Really good balance. Well executed.
conway (1310) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is bacon, smoke and light oak. Taste follows pretty closely and has plenty of umami and some gentle underlying fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel with little carb. Good.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery color with a small off white head. Malt and smoky flavors with some earthy woodiness. Long and drawn out, tapering finish.
a_sully (81) - - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste is reminiscent of smoked meet and olives. Opaque orange brown colour, white head, scent of peat
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