23Skidoo (60) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Divine nectar for those who like rauchbier. We got it quite fresh this year, and the difference really shows!
ShivanDragon (2793) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fles gedeeld @Benzai’s Carnaval Tasting.
donker amber met licht kaki kraag. aroma van rookmout, stevige ham, caramout, moutig, smaken zijn mout, caramel, gerookte ham, rookmout, vleeswaren, redelijk zoet, licht bitter, matige body, redelijke co2.
Benzai (11855) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Don’t want anything to do with carnaval tasting. Nice dark amber color, full sized rough beige head. Smell and taste malts, smoke, rauchmalts, moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Very balanced, but you’ve got to like smoked beers.
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai’s carnaval. Clear ruby colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells smokey, bacon, salty. Tastes very sweet, malty, smokey, bacon. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
linusb (353) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: brown/red coloured, two finger off white head. N: Smoke! T: Smoke, wet wood, grass O: Nice smokiness, but quite easy drinking from what I expected.
Inbreak (3581) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
02.02.2016, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head dark amber color. Aroma is slightly rich and smoked, minerals, smoked malts, grass, caramel, nuts, shed, leather, hay, bark, hints of butterscotch. Taste is slightly sweet and smoked - well balanced, caramel, smoked malts, weeds, minerals, grass, nuts, hay, leather, butterscotch, hints of chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry malty mouthfeel. Very nice.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks Erzengel, small stable bubbly head, clear very dark d color, distinctive smokey schlenlkerla aroma, slightly more intense then the regular version, mellow and aromatic with some charred wood in the back, flavor of smokey sausage with caramel, dark bread and charred wood in the back, maybe just a tad light bodied. Very good and highly enjoyable.
hackobock (2769) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 13, 2015. Bottle, best before April 2016.
Clear reddish brown with a large, slowly dissipating, off-white head. Aroma is malty with some toffee, dark bread, a good amount of smoked meat with hints of burnt wood. Taste is medium sweet, smokey and soft bitter. Finish is soft bitter with light floral and spicy touch, sweet toffee, bread and smoked meat. Medium bodied, slight creamy, soft to average carbonation.
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ systembolaget. pours hazy deep dark brown with a rather small frothy goldenish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass: Smell is malty, slightly floral and smokey with pumpernickel bread, caramel, burnt toast, charred wood, smoked charcutries, hay, moist soil, minerals and hints of cocoa. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty, slightly smokey and floral. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly dry, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with wholegrain crackers, dark bread, caramel, burnt toast, charred wood, smoked charcutries, hay, moist soil, minerals, chocolate and liquorice. Extremely elegant and drinkable smoked beer. Not in any way a big beer but presented with great balance and craftmanship. Probably far better fresh on cask which is something I hope to experience in the future but this, in its current shape, is amazing as is.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh. Muddy brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of campfire, smoked meats, and roasted malt. Taste is very smoke forward but subtle ripe banana and bubblegum flavors manage to find their place. Finishes with some sweetness but the smoke lingers on the palate. Pairs perfectly with strong cheeses and charcuterie. It took me some time to warm up to the Heller brewed rauchbiers but I am hooked. This is another stunning selection.