TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rich O’s Publick House: Burnished golden. Creamy white ring deposits wispy lace. Greasy, petroleumlike smoke aromas, with a light note of sugar cookie, smoked cracker dough, mineral, browned biscuit, peach marmalade and apple peels. Soft, compact carbonation. Spicy licorice-tinged hop bitterness is firmed up by a stiff dose of minerals and equally firm woody smoke. Delightfully fluffy smokiness, with nary a hint of ash or astringency. Some faintly apparent juicy esters emerge alongside a suggestion of orange preserves. Sturdy malt is deepened with some springy and grassy hay notions, though it loses some of its sound structure as a bit of wet hay begins to creep in. Vibrant hop flavor imparts some dense yet somewhat succulent texture to the otherwise smoke- and mineral-charged center. Plentiful aniseed-tinged hops accompany a lively yet thoroughly fulfilling blend of dry malt and breaths of smoke in the finish. A straightforward version, more or less, with that telltale Heller-Trum cleanliness and balance. A fun quaff.
tiong (3077) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Biercab, Barcelona
Pours dark brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of smoked malts, leather, ham, syrup and ash. Taste is smooth, smoky and leathery with notes of ham, syrup and some ash. Finish is smooth and sweetish with some leathery smokiness. Okay, quaffable Schlenkerla.
BRW (701) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with off-white head. Smoke, bacon, malt aroma. Smoked, bacon taste, some sweetness, maltiness. Medium body.
Palme (3015) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Fermentoren. The light in this place is not the best, but it looks clear and kinda light brownish red in the glass this one. It also has a really nice off-white lacing as hell medium sized tip. Yeah it’s beefy and smoky on the nose alright. A little bit of butter and caramel also quite present here. Really lively and along what I call creamy on the carbonation while the body is quite light but still almost slick. Really nice flavors. The smoke is never to much, it contains a little bit of beefy barbecue, but it still feels quite refreshing and lightdrinkable. Have to say that this is some pretty impressive stuff, and that coming from a guy that doesn’t really enjoy those smoked lagers to much. No mucking about, just a plain old tasty smoked lager. 09.01.2014
GoaT2002 (3) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was the greatest beer I have ever had. Apparently there is reason they have been around for 500 plus years(sarcasm). Honestly it was fantastic I don’t even know what to compare it to.
juan13 (16) - Bergamo, ITALY - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
as i understand is a cuvèè beetwen a lager and a marzen of schlenkerla. poor aroma, good light-amber appareance, fresh-light smoked taste with a great palate.
easy drinkable for a smoked beer.
olio (5303) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fermentoren.
Pours hazy golden color with a creamy head. Aroma of smoke, tar, malts and burnt wood. Flavour of burnt wood, tar, smoky ham and some malts. Very balanced an creamy.
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
081013. Tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours,clear Golden With a Nice head. Aroma smoke, bread. Not Bad.
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/09/2013 Open Baladin (tap). Dorata carica, leggermente torbida, schiuma bianca non molto abbondante ma discretamente persistente. Al naso sentori affumicati leggeri, malto, esteri. In bocca è dolciastra con finale affumicato leggero, lievemente sapida, non male. Corpo leggero, ottima beva, carbonazione medio-bassa. Buona, ma non entusiasmante.
alex_leit (34) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on Bierkeller. Cloudy amber color, good head. Fresh, smoked and malt aroma. Very drinkable, light, fresh lightly malt and smoked beacon taste, like :)
Svesse (5908) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 24 July 2013) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, slightly smoky nose with dried fruit, apricots, toast, dark bread and gentle smoke aromas. Malty, fruity taste with notes of rye bread, toast, a light smokiness and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. The gentle smoke character makes it very tasty and highly drinkable. Quite nice.