peponi (1523) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: oak smoky notes, malty.
Appearance: clear golden color and white head.
Taste: oak smoky notes, low herbal bitterness, bonfire, mlaty backbone, quite dry.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, smoky finish.
Overall: Really good smoky helles.
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Light smoky and bready smell and taste. Nie and clean with some light smoke.
Art (3154) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brews n chews. Golden pour. Brewed without smoked malt but picks up smoke from the equipment. Aromas of light campfire. Taste is clean with a slight meaty taste. Great.
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Last Drop.
Gold pour, lovely light smoke aroma with some grain. Easy drinking helles augmented by this beautiful understated smoke is absolutely delicious. Nothing like the overpowering Aecht Rauchbiers, just enough smoke to keep it interesting. Dry close. Super-nice summer beer.
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Richard’s place. Clear golden, white head. Smoked malts, chalk, sausage, beans. Light sweet, moderate bitter. Medium body, low carbonation, gritty feel, ashy, likeable brew.
Maakun (4067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear bright golden with nice white head. Light smoke, almonds, sweet grains, light sweet white beans, soft grass, very light herbs. Light sweet and bitter. Almost medium bodied with soft feel. Too smoked for me even though it’s not even supposed to be a smoked beer. Great mouthfeel though.
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white ring. Light smoke aroma. Not much smoke flavor, very light. Not as enjoyable as the other styles from this brand but still OK.
Hanoi (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet, lightly smoke, herbal hop notes,, hints of cheese and meats. Taste is soft cereal, bread, grass, pine, herbal hops leading to a gentle, but building soft savoury smoke, cheese and meats taste; lots of umami.
The smoke adds depth and charterer to a fairly bland style of beer, I really enjoyed it. See Germany, it’s good to experiment in brewing....
Bill Becker (820) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a clear gold with over a finger of foam.
Smells like a hoppy Lager with a touch of smoke.
Malty and lightly smoked taste up front with a bit of hop bitterness for balance.
Medium body, light carbonation.
The smoke intensifies as the session goes on but never reaches over done. A real joy to drink.
Iznogud (2621) - CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Clear yellow, white head. Sweetish, grainy, smokey and bit bland. Light to medium bodied.