jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 27th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma is nice amount of smoke, not overbearing.
Taste: Light smoke, very light bitterness, bready malt.
Palate:Light body, light aftertaste.
Summary: My fifth rating of Brauerei Heller. I enjoyed this one, but not as much as the other versions they make. Might be a good first beer from them if nervous about smokey aroma/flavor as it’s quite light. Just had to try this one, hope to finish out the brewery at some point.
adamnase (135) - Kronoby, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of rhubarb, sliced pear, grass and white bread. Flavour of lightly smoked malt, apple pie and a finish of lightly smoked cheese. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Certainly one of the most unique Lagers I’ve ever tried.
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Pale yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of damp pale malt and faint citrus. Smoked wood is certainly detected in the taste and pairs nicely with the light fruit flavors found in this beer. Of the beers I have tried from this brewery, while this is not my favorite of them, I think this is the perfect starting point to introduce what a smoke beer is like. This is a great beer!
adamnowek (247) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very energetic little beer. Clear and quite a long-lasting head. Very very slight smoke taste.
rjplumer (453) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft Helles like aroma. Body is a hazy straw yellow with lots of fine sediment floating around. Sweet Helles taste is on top of the famous smokebeer taste of its brethren beer but in a much subtler. Sense some sweet caramel tasting malts too. Leaves a sweet aftertaste with a touch of smokiness.
guzgorog (336) - FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde très pale, limpide, très léger col de mousse blanche. Nez sur le malt et maïs. Bouche sur le malt, houblonnage intéressant pour une lager, houblon épicé, citron. Amertume agréable. Peu de corps. L’aspect fumée évoqué dans la description et les critiques m’échappe totalement ! Bonne bière de soif mais guère plus...
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 500ml på på Cafe Abseits, Bamberg 11 Okt 14. Lys gylden. Svak aroma av røyk & gress. Smaken har et pikant røykpreg med en anelse gress.
AshtonMcCobb (2912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nice.
Nose - subtle smoke and citrus.
Taste - citrus and herbs up front and then wood smoke in the background
Palate - light bodied with a dry smoky texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - the smoke grows in a gradual way and it’s adding complexity.
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light smoke and grassy aromas, light grains. Taste is quite fruity, more light smoke, creamy texture. Crisp, dry finish. Nice.
Imaril (36) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint whiff and taste of smoke is lovely. Good bitterness with a touch of coppery tang and bitterness at the end. Pale sparkling gold. And light and fresh mouth feel. A variation on lager well worth trying
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden bubbly body and bubbly yet quite stable head. Classic yet very nice lager aroma, classically hopped, and a very faint butter but that supports the body and is far from an off flavour here. But I say don’t smell, drink, because the palate is wonderful, and the bitterness juicy. Again a very small butter taste, but it gives a rich mouthfeel. It seems to come from the smoke. Excellent body, but overall a bit too odd perhaps to really raise the numbers. (50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)