JK (5591) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2015 Mild smoke aroma. Gold color with some haze. The smoke is very light, which makes sense from the way it is made, but what is there is good in the aroma and flavor.
zeke626 (459) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours a pale yellow with white head. Aroma of light smoke, maybe sausage. Not much to the flavor - mostly malts with a smoked meat overtone. Light bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel.
vyvvy (5365) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was tons better than I was expecting. Pours hazy yellow with a light white head. The aroma thankfully only has a hint of smoke ~ it is mostly helles-like with pale malt, some corn and cream. Medium body with some underscored sharp, but gentle, carbonation. The flavor starts very helles with good solid maltiness, some spicy lightly grassy hops, some graininess and gentle smoke. A bit more smoke comes out on the finish, but nothing that ruins the beer for me.
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Pours pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is mildly smoky--the most subdued of the AS beers that I’ve had, although this makes sense since I see that it is just smoke residue. Taste is boring, somewhat unpleasant sweet malt with the smoke most evident in the finish. Thin mouthfeel but the finish is pretty long. I really did not care for the taste or mouthfeel of this beer.
rocbyter (2046) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average good lager aroma with the usual amount of yeast and a slight amount of roastedness. Hazy golden color with not much white foam. Mild beginning with a yeast and very tangy finish. Light body.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden-brown, with a cottony white head. smells like lager, a little richer than average. Taste is bold for a lager, with a little banana and spicy hops. Dry ending, tingles tongue. Its subtle, the difference between this beer and other lagers, say Heineken. But its good in every way.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. pours clear golden with small white head that didn’t last too long. light smokey and grainy aroma. flavor is grainy biscuity and lightly smoked. thin and watery body. sessionable but not smokey enough. i didn’t think i’d ever say that about a schlenkerla beer.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle at home. Except the fact that this beer tastes of rotten smoked cheese to me, nothing to complain, and with a big chunky smoked applewood doorstopper probably bliss :-) it pours an innocently golden straw colour with a big bubbly head. light smoky notes in the nose, which will hit you hard when you taste it. for a rauchbier too yoghurty. but hey it is extremly well made and even i have to honour that.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a light yellow straw colour with a big white head. Aroma of lager malt with a light smokiness. Taste-wise, it’s a case of your usual malt and hops meet smoky bacon for a party! The creamy mouthfeel helps the flavour linger and adds to the ’snack in a glass’ feel, but it’s not that heavy. Overall, nice for fans of smoked beers.
Lubiere (12358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly hazed pale golden beer with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is faintly doughy and fruity, with light smokiness. In mouth, a nice light sweet malt, like freshly mashed grains, with pleasant smoky notes, light crisp German hopping and light body. Bottle bought last May 2007 at Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA, 3.80$US.