Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Hazy golden with a firm and lasting white head. Big malty aroma with a touch of meaty smoke. Sweetish malty flavour with meaty smoke, a touch of fruit and a nice bitter finish
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Mark in South Bend, IN. Light woody smoke and musty aroma. Golden amber with a small beige head. Light smoky and musty (almost horse blanket) aroma. Light to medium body. Very easy to drink.
andyburnette (26) - - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
finish....feels like that happy warm feeling after drinking single malt Scotch after the alcohol has dissipated. Surprisingly complex looks unassuming
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Brauerei. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Taste is malty, a bit tart. Refreshing, but nothing special IMHO
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Schlenkerla, Bamberg. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grass, weak smoke, oak, fruits. Flavor is malt, caramel, smoke, grass, oak, fruity. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090812
felipelo (15) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice "light" smoked beer. Lighter than the classic Märzen with a nice white head. The smell is still very smoky, but not as much as a Märzen. Nice burnt wood smell and some "green" beer aroma also. A light beer with a nice smoky taste that is well balanced with the young beer character.
rlgk (16925) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Zly Casy, Prague. Golden beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Malty smoked aroma, fruity notes, soot, sweetish. Malty roasted flavor, smoked, fruity, salami.
hirigalzkar (2761) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ the brewery. Pours super hazy, dark orange, with a creamy white head. First of all: Incredible mouthfeel! Super duper smooth! Low carbonation. Almost flat. Only slightly smoked (the aroma more so). Notes of apricots, syrup, elderflowers, caramel and flour. Small bitterness in the aftertaste. Super drinkable!
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on tap @ Zlý Časy, Prague) Dark golden colour, almost clear, with a foamy white head. Very pleasing moderate smokiness, reminds me of tobacco leaves and leather. Lightly bitter taste. Light-bodied beer, good for summer, but very aromatic nonetheless. Probably the only smoked beer from that brewery that could drink all evening long, especially in summer. Great!
EithCubes (5435) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this draught at the brewery on the morning of June 1, and as I was the only one there when they opened the doors at 9:30, I may have even had the first (public) glass from the barrel. This is not to say it was acquired without much bitching and moaning from the staff, especially in getting the right glassware. Cloudy golden with a lacing rocky, Orvallish cream head, but wait, not just cloudy, but really turbid and churning. Beautiful light smoky nose, more like their Helles Lager, with nice graininess. Taste, too, is mild and gentle rather on pace with the light, gentle smoke and really more of a woodiness. The smoke is backed off but the rustic yeast is really allowed to shine through. Just as quaffable as any Franconia country lager, moreso than their normal Märzen. A simple gift, though the older gentlemen who joined me later didn’t seem to think much of it and rather gummed in their standard morning Rauchbier.