decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light yellow pour. A clovish aroma slightly overpowers the paper aroma. A crisp clean taste that reminds me of a Kolsch but not hardly as dry. Not a great beer but not bad for what iit is.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear light yellow color with a small white head. Big smokey aroma. The smell reminds me of the way band-aids smelled when I was young. Not in a bad plastic beer flaw way though. The flavor was lightly malty with pleasant smokey notes. Light body.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[draught at GBBF 06] Grassy hop aroma with bready malts and a good dose of smoke. light and firm mouthfeel, dry finish.
SSSteve (3666) - - SEP 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 clear gold. medium sized creamy head. honeyish malts with a hint of pepper and smoke in aroma. flavor is quite similar. a dry lager. a good one from the smoke masters.
TomDecapolis (4396) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent golden yellow with a smaller bubbly head. Aroma of a chipolta mexican dish, refried beans and a very light smoke. Flavor of the same a bit water and thin.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God. This one was hard for me to nail down. It was all over the board as far as rating the categories. It poured a light golden color with a large sized white head. Looks like a Pale Lager. Then came the nice aromas of strong smoked meat, pepperoni, pork, beef jerky and had a refried bean aroma. The tastes were thin and almost non-existent with tastes of light smoke and a generic light sweetness. The tastes did not live up to the aromas.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like your run of the mill lager. Pale yellow, hin head with some residual lace. Slightest hint of malt in the nose. The smoke really comes through once you taste it. Pure Bambergian woodsmoke. I love it. The hint of smoke is very nicely done.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ich German grainey malt and hop aroma, the subtle but distinct texture of the beechwood of Bamberg is also there,quick malt and hop balanced taste,some smoke ,less then the aroma would indicate,and definitely less then the other Schlenkerlas ,slight bitterness at end, and abrupt drying sensation in the swallow,big enough body not to be a thirstquencher . Wonderful stuff
Svesse (5898) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at GBBF, London, 4 aug) Colour is golden yellow with a small head. Nose is malty with a clean, fresh, grassy hop aroma, just a hint of smoke. Taste is malty and grassy, ending in a long finish with a nice, grassy hop character. Dry and bitter, very clean and fresh.
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a small quick white head. No lacing. Aroma is pale malts and rather lagerish with a slightl smokey note per the com. description. Running it through the dirty filters will do that to it i suppose. Flavor was just the right amount of smoked character. Light medium bodied, easy on the hops and a clean finish. This is the kind of smoked beer I can get used to.