Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Pale golden clear colour with a little fine white head. Light aroma of smoke and hints of maltness. Light malty flavour with notes of smoke, sweet malt and a touch of hops. Ends with a bitter and dry finish.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pale golden coloured with a large off-white head. Very nice balanced. A bit malty and sweet and also nice and hoppyness. Very refreshing with notes of smoke. Very nice.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. White fluffy but lasting head. Clear golden body. Sweet mind and round barley aroma with a touch of honey. Dry wood flavor with a relatively high hops bitterness.
thewolf (11492) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very pale yellow with a good charcoal white head. Aroma is malty with strong tones of smoke. I’m not the biggest fan of smoked, but this seems okay. Very nice mouthfeel. Then I remembered why I did not like smoked... Too much of it again - powerful aftertaste, drowning out an initial malty sweetness.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Quinns. Hardly a patch on their full on Rauchbiers but it still has that trademark smokeyness although here it is very faint. Still even a hint of that Schlenkerla flavour makes for something that is at the very worst enjoyable.
kayfabe13 (7) - Deep in the 981OH7, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this bottle at Uber Tavern. I am not a smoked beer fan at all, but this beer is really good. The aroma has a hint of smoke and it carries on into the first sip. Then the beer becomes a classic helles lager. I could never session with this beer, but I woul definetly order it again in a session.
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smellls very smoky. Taste is like a piece of smoked ham. Really nice. I think I like the smoked lagers best, maybe even more than the smoked porters.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, traditional helles lager. Very drinkable, good taste, a touch smoky, with a floral hop and soapy taste. Good beer.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is great beer!
Stonecrusher stopped by and mentioned that the case I had was not dated and ran the risk of being old, I trust the big lug so we cracked one in the store to test it.
Poured a nice light gold with a thin head, that had me a little worried at first because it died so fast.
The smell was slightly smoky, like a nice western highland scotch, wicked with some hops and a good green leaf hint. Had a hint of rye bread in the nose.
The taste is smooth with a smoky/hickory pepper that would pair well most cheese, and good marbled beefcuts. It finishes with a subtle malt/hop body thats like a sour dough bread.
Best beer I have had in a while. I quote crusher "this beer rocks"
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and viggo, my bottle. Pale clear yellow, not much head. Sweet and peaty aroma, mild and smoky, floral hops, slighlty pungent on warming. Sweet, sulfur-bandaiids, smoke and bitter herbal hops. Extremely thin yet sticky (lip smacking) body, flat - smokey aftertaste Really wanted to love it; didn’t.