alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light lager aroma, you have to search for the smoke. You’d miss it if you didn’t know it was there. First taste I definitely tasted the smoke, but just a hint as described. It definitely makes this otherwise ordinary lager a little special.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank as part of my beer tour at Winking Lizard. It was decent. I did not detect the so-called "smokyness" from the commerical description. It was light, kind of wheaty and sweet flavored.
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard. This brew is a hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, grass and smoke. Medium-bodied with a subtle smoked character, and flavors of bready malt and grassy hops. The finish is clean and sweet with a smoked malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colored beneath a tight white head. Biscuit like doughy malt aroma. Crisp clean malt flavors with hints of smoke in the background and just a touch of lemony hops in the finish. Quite nice.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (German) Bottle shared by the Knights. Pours a golden yellow with a sm-white head. There is a slight skunky aroma to this brew, but the taste is of smoked meat, with a dry finish. Not bad, but i don’t think i could drink a few of these back to back.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another shared with the Dev-Knights. Pale gold pour with a white head. A light grain aroma with the smoked body kind of at the back end, not overpowering. Some complexities but overall refreshing and rather light, no real bitterness at all.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with the Devonshire guys. Pours gold in color with a white head. Smells very doughy. Taste is standard helles lager with a side of smoke. The flavors don’t blend, you can easily pick them apart. Nice, easy drinker.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My notes after 13 beers is "Tastes like natty". hah. well although it wasnt that flavorless, it doesn’t exactly live up to its counterparts. I’m sure there is some smoked flavors, i just couldnt pick them up.
StefanSD (2386) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of SoLan. Pours a translucent gold color witha big white head that had good retention. The aroma is light with semi-sweet malted grains and light smoke. The flavor is that of a good lager with with a light smoke accent. The mouthfeel is a bit on the light side but still very nice for a lager. The finish is short and dry. Overall: A very enjoyable smoked lager, and one that should pair well with a great deal of BBQ’d food. Thanks Solan.
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a dense, huge and white head. Mild bitterhops and faint smoke aroma. Mild creamy mouthfeel. Nice cornish medium sweet flavour and light hoppy bitterness lurking through. Dry almost wooden finish with a slowly building bitterness.