SilkTork (5343) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Cask, GBBF Butter, grass and fine rain. Clean taste which resembles aroma. Creamy initial finish which then bursts with woody bitterness and a touch of band aid.
joergen (22210) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear pale yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of smoke and wood with notes of malts.
Flavour of malts, smoke, wood and hops.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Pale golden color with a small head. Slightly sweet, quite smoky aroma. Sweetish, buttery-malty flavor with some smokiness, but not as much as expected. Medium-bodied with quite low carbonation. A pretty nice and balanced brew, which might deserve even more points - but I dunno where to shove them into...
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Binn’y, Orland Park. A representative was there to explain that does not use smoked malt, but is made using the same equipment that’s used for the brewer’s smoked beers, and this is just picking up the residuals. So yes, it does have a lighter smoke flavor, which seems to be in proportion to its lighter lager malt color. Not half bad, kinda like the Tinkoff rauchbeer I had in Russia (also a lightly smoked pale beer). Gets in a few vanilla notes toward the end. Admittedly, you still have to be ready for smoked beer before you’ll enjoy this, but it works for me.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, straw-colored, with a good-sized but quickly disappearing white head. Amazing nose of crisp, grassy noble hops, followed by a light hardwood smokiness. Quite smoky flavor, with a funny mtallic twinge. Seems even to be a hint of that vegetal DME flavor you get in cheaper lagers. Smoke covers that pretty well, but this is not on a par with Schlenkerla’s other offerings.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Germanic pilsner malt and light spice hop aroma; lightly smokey and clean though very lightly fruity, balanced, simple flavor and watery texture; slightly dry finish; pretty subtle smokiness, and not on par with their other offerings.
GonZoBeeR (2966) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Light smoke aroma...
Appearance:Clear gold with a good white head...
Flavor:fruity,light smoked flavor,light bitterness....
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. pours clear orange\goldenwith a thin white head. Aroma of slight smoke and sweet malts. Flavor is smoke, sweet malts, slight hoppy bitterness. Decent body, decent brew.
acearl (403) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour, frothy lasting head, very smokey and bandaid taste, very different but that is not always good.
Quack-Duck (8338) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to MoritzF!
Pale yellow, medium-sized head. The aroma is not smoky. However, in the taste the smokiness is clearly detectable. Starts rather smoky, the middle püart is smoky as well, the finish is dominated by hops. Not as full-bodied and smoky as other Schlenkerla beers, but still very very nice.