micmillon18 (25) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a stein. Pours a clear, straw yellow with thin white head. Sticky lacing rims the top of the glass. The uniquely, fantastic aroma of smoked malts (think of smoked bacon or gouda) pairs with light sweet bready notes. Begins malty sweet followed by a smoky/ herbal hoppy bitterness that balances it out perfectly. Lasting bitter notes in the finish; semi dry and light-medium bodied. It’s spectacular to think that there aren’t any smoked malts in this. One of a kind lager. If more widely available, it’d be a mainstay in my fridge.
DruncanVeasey (6644) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright yellow gold with a slim, fine foam. Lemony, herbal nose with pollen, mown grass and honey. Lean, raspy bitterness backed with breadstick and honey malt; fresh grassy hop, green herb, slight sausage. That serious malty German backdrop holding it all together. Lingers like vanilla. Top lager.
jkwood04 (2952) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle in a lager glass. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of pale malts and light hops. Flavor the same with some toasted notes, hints of smokiness, and dough. Average to light texture. Not a bad beer for the style.
MichaelBruch (2342) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2013
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Flasche mit McTapps verköstigt. Keine Nase, simpler Geschmack, aber im Aroma und Abgang perversestens mit einem Raucharoma versehen. Aus dem selben Bottich wie deren Rauchbier, somit merkt man, wie man ein Lager ekelhaft in den Abgang brauen kann. Leider schäbig.
McTapps (2363) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golen colour with steady head and medium body. Nose of malt. Taste of malt, citrus fruits, grass, white bread and bitter hops. Very bitter finish, some slight -unwelcome- smoked hints are tasteable in the finish. It is okay-like but just no burner.
LarsEngen (322) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50 cl bottle from Centra Høvik. Pours clear golden with a small quickly dissapearing head. Some smoke notes in the aroma otherwise nothing. low bitterness and sourness. Light body, oliy texture, soft carbonation, short bitter finish.
tbopslt (249) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Whole Foods Market NYC 2009. Poured into a Pilsner glass - golden yellow. Nice solid head which dissipates rather quickly. Good lacing and lasting carbonation. Have to agree with previous reviewers in the doughy odor to it. Heavy malt taste initially, mouth-feel is unremarkable. Finishes with a smoked flavor, slightly bitter, not bad. A fairly drinkable beer, would probably make an excellent accompanying beer for brats or smoked sausages. MUST ENJOY SMOKY FLAVOR
hawanna (1569) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle BB Feb 13 from Liebick Getränke
smoke, caramel, roasty, cereal, bread, spruce, herbs, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
SperkeleForce (350) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours yellow like any other lager with an nice smokey scent. First taste is slightly weird but gets better after the tasting more. Taste is interesting with first smokey taste which turns to a buttery , hay smooth aftertaste. Really easy to drink.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a pure white head. Aroma of bready pils malt, dough and very faint smoke. Flavor is bread dough, clean lager yeast and some light smoke in the finish. Medium to light body with a smooth feel. Really nice beer, the touch of smoke adds some complexity.