Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had I known there was smoke in this I never would have touched it. Pours almost piss yellow with a 1 finger quick fading head. Aroma is of sweet malt,mild honey and some grass. Tastes of sickly sweet malt,grass and smoke. Off balanced. Please sir,may I have a Bud Select?
Now that I made it half way thru it ended up drainpour. Liquid version of a honey glazed ham. Ech.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. bottle. Clear yellow/gold color with a medium sudsy white head that quickly dissipated. Sweet malty aroma with light smoke and a bit of grass. Smoke comes out a bit more in the flavor, but is still somewhat subdued. Mildly sweet malts and a crisp, refreshing finish.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tasted this smoked beer(my first) at the Ale St News diinner the other nite.I sampled some before I tried the salad which was a smoked trout and asparagus salad and I did not like it.However once i had it with the salad it turned out to be ok.The smoked flavor can be overpowering,however on its own.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This smoked has the strongest medicinal flavor of any beer I have ever had. It really tastes like Calamine lotion smells. It should also be noted that none of the medicinal characteristics are present in the aroma, which is grassy. Interesting but not enjoyable.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m surprised at the lightness of the smoke in this tasty lager. Compared to the other members of the line, it’s barely touched. Nice gold body with a creamy white head. Sweet bready malts are in the flavor and the nose, and, although milder, it’s still that good ol’ bacon & sausage that I’ve enjoyed in Heller-Trum’s other brews. And it’s easy going enough to let you drink several in a night. Or day. Very good.
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rajendra82 (913) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another offering from the Schlenkerla line, and surprise surprise, another stubby bottle adorned with a label in Fraktur German. After the beer was poured, the body looked clear, pale, and well carbonated. The head was one finger thick, and left scant lacing. The smell was only faintly smoky, and would have been hard to place if I did not know the origin. The taste was more pronounced in terms of smoked flavor, although the pale sweet Pilsner malt and the hint of lemon in the taste were more the primary tastes here. Unlike other beers from this brewery, the hops were also clearly evident. Like all the other offerings from this brewery, there was a beer made true to the style under the smoked malt here. This would have been a good pale lager even if it wasn’t faintly smoky.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sorry. I can’t stand smoke beer. That subtle smoke flavor in this one is not over-powering, yet I still had to stop after a bit. Too much. Smoke belongs in fish and meat, not beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear straw body with moderate carbonation and a sudsy white head. Classic Schlenkerla signature campfire aroma plus notes of pencil shavings, pepper, citrus, and dough. Flavor is not excessively smoky, but somewhat out of sorts for me without the richer, dark malt backing. Does have some pleasant and creamy pale malt characters. Good, but not great. Still provides a nice smoke beer fix.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Pale gold and voluminous head. Slight smoke, grassy hops. Despite smoke and very clean and refreshing lager with a firm but delicate body. Resurgence of smokiness in the finish. Excellent.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 On tap at the Reading BF 06. One of the beers of the festival for me. Served to me by Olaf even though they were 3 deep at the bar. What a guy! Attractive pale gold colour with thick white head. Light smokey aroma. Lovely smokey bacon in mouth. Creamy texture. Gorgeous