mikeyo1 (652) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a copper colored liquid with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruits and herbs with a sweet caramel backbone.Texture is smooth with smooth carbonation and medium body. Flavors of smoke, caramel, licorice root, leather, grass. Lingering smoke adn some red fruits. Balancing bitterness. My favorite Schlenkerla.
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoke with caramel and grassy notes. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness finishing with the smoke. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, this is a good smoked brew that is worth checking out.
Heidbummer (194) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg BD Camden. Pours deep auburn, thin lacy head. Sweet barbecue nose. The smoke on the taste is obvious but not overwhelming. Some caramel and sweetness in the back. Like this a lot. Gives you nice smoky burps!
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. Pours out clear and orange colour. Holds a fat column of tan head with very sticky edges, thick bands of lacing. Nose has delicious smoked meat/bacon. Taste has some malt sweetness with wood, smoke, meat. Late bitterness and grassy hop notes. Light bodied. Another great Schlenkerla brew.
djd07 (9729) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear orange gold with large creamy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong smoke and ash. Thin mouth, smoke, ash, fruity malt, wood, smoke overpowering, very good.
finol (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red brown.
Very drinkable with a taste of leather, peat and some prune.
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out super-carbonated. After it settles down a bit it looks pretty decent. A dark chestnut brown color with a inch thick light tan head. Aroma is fantastic. Super smoky! Texture is a bit fizzy, but flavor is deep and roasty with dry smoky notes throughout. Earthy-spice hoppy finish.
PattyBat (82) - - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 16.9 oz. bottle poured into glass. Pours a murkyish brown, almost a cola color, with a thick khaki head. One of the fuller bodied heads that lingers for a tad too long. Smells of burnt chicory, smoked meat, and a fire pit, all with some sweet malt hiding in the back. Tastes of sweet caramel on the tongue, nice and malty. Then WHAM!! Holy shit it tastes like kielbasa. Meaty, fatty, smoke, garlic, pepper, finished with a maltiness left on the tongue. Very unique...odd but I oddly dig it.
bierkoning (12271) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark Amber color. Malt and smoked ham in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor. Full bodied. Smoked ham and beechwood in the flavor. Very well balanced. Great beer.
Ritzn (375) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 12, 2016
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ok this style is nothing for my taste. Aroma is smoked ham and nothing really else. Taste is more or less bitter and I think I am tasting salt. As a vegetarian for years I can’t get around the ham aroma somehow. Very sad, that I don’t like, what seems to be one of the best of its style.