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 (12689) - 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.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly pale golden colour with a big well lasting white head. Aroma of grains, some malt and cow stable. The flavour is smoky with cow stable, malt, bitter hops and a soft sweetness.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Manchester Winter Ales Beer Festial. Slight smokey aftertaste, very drinkable. Reading a few rates and there is talk of bacon, so that’s what it was! I did miss a meal drinking this I think, that must be why. Is there a better drunken food than bacon on waburtons? No, there is not. I did enjoy it a lot.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of yinzer at Pittsburgh gathering on 1/27/08. Pours a very light golden color with stark white foam, great lacing and retention. Somewhat restrained smokiness for a Schlenkerla, some nice light maltiness and German hop aroma also. Flavor is nice and crisp with some nice bacon like smokiness. It’s like a great Helles that was dry hopped with bacon, good stuff.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold with a thin white head. Aroma is is lightly malty, very light smokiness with a light sweetness. Taste is very interesting, a light smoke accents the helles side of the beer, with some floral showing. Definantly interesting.
cheap (5216) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had the pleasure of sampling this at the 1/27/2008 Pittsburgh ratebeer.com gathering and festival upstairs, Sharp Edge Creekhouse. It will be a long time, if ever I am invited again and I see a spread of bottles like I did there - ever again. I am not good enough for the beers that were that we sampled! For example, how about this beer, the prime example of smoke from yinzer! Aroma of fine honey glazed ham or sweet pie! Almost sickening in olfactory sweetness. Attractive like it must be for a bee to a beatiful flower! Look is very clear pale yellow. Barely any carbonation. taste is more woody than smoky. Vanilla at times. Very very unique, difficult and meaty! Thanks Mark, glad to have had the chancce to try this!
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBPG; bottle courtesy of yinzer. The aroma of this particular beer from this brewery is perfectly described by two words: smoked honey. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Medium bodied with light carbonation. This is a fairly simple lager, with a dry light maltiness that’s not really complex. Unlike some of the other beers from this line, the smoked meat taste is not overpowering, but rather you’re left with some smoky honey notes. It’s light, tasty, and in no way overpowering when compared to the others. A bit thin, but nice.