Ragnampiza (425) - Rome / Lecce, - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from BG Birra, served in a goblet glass. Beautiful rich gold, perfectly clear, with a creamy, persistent bright white head. Looks gorgeous. On the nose bready malts, light yeast, mild herbal hoppyness, a hint of wet cardboard in the far background. So smooth and clean in the mouth, much more bitter than expected upfront, but then an almost light sugary sweetness follows. Solid malty base, pleasent herbal hoppy punch, and just a tiny smokey/ashy sensation in the aftertaste, mainly coating the lips. Ridicously drinkable. Average to lively carbonation, medum body, slightly creamy texture. Stunning.
conway (1431) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma is sweet malt and lager yeast. Taste adds a little apple and some smokiness on the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel and light carb. Definitely unique. I like it.
nickel (270) - - SEP 1, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light golden color with medium head. Weak aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt. Only worthy to say thing is rather bitter aftertaste for this kind of beer.
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Pale yellow pour with some head. Nose and taste has sweat, grains and some ginger.
andrepintado (1426) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle thanks to a friend. Appearance is hazy gold. Head is medium and white. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is medium but crispy. Aroma is smokey (yes!), light hop, light malt.
Wombata (453) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bottleworks, Seattle.
Aroma: lightly smoky (without bandaid aroma that comes through in some smoked beers) light-roasted, earthy grain, slight floral note as it warmed a little.
Palate: Medium bodied but drier than the Bayreuther.
Flavor: Moderately smoky without being overpowering, pear, grain, yeast and moderate bitterness that lingers on the finish.
Comment: Great balance and integration of flavors. Instructive to have had this side by side with the Bayreuther Helles which was more rounded, and had less bittering and more floral character.
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a straw yellow with a huge head. Aroma is grainy/malty. Taste is the same with a little smoke as well. The taste is kind of light and, IMO, the smoke flavor detracts from the overall flavor of the beer.
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Very good and definitely subtle smoke. Refreshing but with good body, paired very well with a brisket sandwich.
tinylightsrecs (189) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours dark golden colour with thin off white head which dissipates quickly. Interesting take on pilsner with a faintly smokey touch - helps it stand out from the crowd without the heaviness of other smoked beers
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank this from the bottle
Mostly pilsner malt in the aroma, slight caramel malt.
Pilsner malt, slight smokey notes and sweetness, herbal bitterness.
Thin/medium body, soft carbonation, round mouth feel.
Dry herbal after taste.
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from old backlog notes. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale, bready malts, doughy, a mild smokey character which by the description came from the equipment not any special malts, light earthy, dry, decent, not one I would revisit.