Toomio (209) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hivenen savuinen lager. Ei oikeastaan juuri parempaa lageria voi kuvitella. Hyvä koostumus.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l. Pours clear golden yellow with a good white head. Aroma is doughy, grainy, hints of smoke, slightly buttery. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, grainy, touch of smoke, hints of citrus and butter. I like this Helles as it is not one dimensional as so many other beers of that style. The smoke adds some extra flavour.
Milkandrelish (16) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Might have over-chilled this beer, but it pours pretty clear and taste is mild. Palate feels nice and thick- a little dry- but the first touch on the tongue is pretty tasteless. When it hits the back of your mouth, there's a little malty and smokey taste.
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northropfrye (2214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t read the label but assumed this was just a lager by Aecht, but right off the bat I could smell a subtle sense of smoke and I wondered whether it was just the power of suggestion. Now that I read the description I see it’s not just in my mind. Sweet with a touch of smoke. Really cool for a helles. Recommended for people who want to just begin to get into smoked beers or even just people who want a good lager…ie. one that doesn’t suck like most do.
jkwalking05 (3758) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Clear golden in color with a decent white head. Aroma is of smoke, malts, caramel, light herbs. Taste is sweet , malts, and faintly smoakey.
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Track 84 - Warwick, RI. Cooled bread and distant pastrami. Clean, stand up malt snappiness up front, clean and crisp. The smokiness slides in, very gently, and adds rusticity to the brew. This is an interesting interplay between a style that should be crystalline, pale, and shining and adds some dark, heathen, and earthy qualities to it, making a unique juxtaposition that works because both qualities are excellently done and the platform for the base style is well executed.
Lore (1069) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale golden colour, huge white head; aroma of smoke, grass and bread; taste of the same - well, it seems that they at Schenkerls can’t brew beer without smokey notes :-)
Beerhammaren (1073) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle from Prisma Seppälä
Pours clear golden with medium head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is malts, grass, grainy and some butter. Flavor is malts, grains, butter and hint of smoke. Hops at the finish. Nice!
joshwoodward (566) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Interesting, though not necessarily delicious. Definite but subtle smoked character. Crisp, full flavored. Noticeable hops, but balanced.
westler (69) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting stuff. A clear, light Helles with fine and firm head. The subtle smoke aroma makes this a unique beer. Much more drinkable drinkable than the Rauchbier. Malty and satisfying finish, considering it’s relatively low aloohol level.