beerbaaron (1766) - Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Deep auburn brown. Creamy off white head. Light body. Aftertaste doesn’t outlast welcome. Cleans palate. Smoke and campfire is wonderful. Nose is the smooth campfire. Sweetness balances. Clean crackery biscuity maltiness back things up. Just really nice.
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I don’t like smoked beers very much but was told to try this "because it’s not like other smoked beers". Pours a gorgeous red/brown with tan head. Aroma of smoke, some caramel and dried fruits. Taste is similar, smoke up front but perhaps not as smokey as other smoked beers, caramel and dried fruit. Still a smoked beer
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml. Mostly clear, copper-brown with a lasting thin film of cream on top. Big nose of bacon with a touch of treacle. Flavors of smoked brisket, blackstrap molasses, prickly green herb and just a touch of caramel. Medium body has tingly, medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. My only complaint against this one is the occasional fizzy flare-ups on the palate.
kevnic2008 (9991) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel. Pours a dark amber, small creamy beige head. Nose is fruity hints with malts and ssmoke.
anfractuosity (257) - - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable, nice beechwood smokiness to it.........................................
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last bottle at Birmingham Hop City. Pours a nice hazy brown with a foamy white head that lasts with a touch of lacing. Aroma is classic barbecue with a hint of sweetness. Smoke taste is not overpowering but it lingers. You still get a touch of sweet malt and light bitterness. Classic.
RichardGretton (4449) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is smokey and mildly hopped with yeastiness. The flavour is well smoked with good bitterness, mild roastedness, and a gentle malty note. Overall a nice drinkable smoked beer.
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MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This powerfully smoky Rauchbier remains very drinkable through lean cereal sugars, peppery hop suggestions and salty connotations.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam lingers atop the misty amber.
-This may not be very complex but it is wonderfully unique. No other brewery in Franconia has smoked beers of this ilk.
-Mouthfeel is soft and feels natural (nothing feels forced).
-This is another excellent Schlenkerla brew; no surprise, here, but tons of pleasure!
Nische (1282) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Smoke, brisket, biscuit, grass, and toffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, mild sweetness, lingering smoky finish.
bergstaden (1766) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you Meilby for the bottle - Amber with a white head - Nice smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with a good smoked flavour - The smoked flavour goes inot a long finish - This was nice