TAR (2526) - 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.
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Craft & Draft. Copper color. Nice aroma of smokey ham, roast and some amber malt. Flavor has that nice strong German rauchmalz, mildly roasted amber malt and ham. Good thick body.
Zlotta (573) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.15 l on tap at Craft & Draft. Clear, golden amber with a medium large, creamy, stable, tan to white head. Sweetish, smoky-malty aroma of smoked ham, caramel and sweet grains. Sweetish, smoky-malty taste of smoked ham, caramel and sweet grains, followed by a short, sweetish-smoky and slightly bitter finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Not too smoky and quite sweet but very enjoyable. Nice!
Maakun (2030) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Craft & Draft. Slight hazy dark golden with off white head. Smoked meats, sweet malts, dried fruits and some fruity hops. Finish is smoke and ash mixed with sweet fruits. Medium sweet. Under medium bodied with slick feel. Not my thing.
daniele (6901) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap oro carico discreto naso affumicato non invademnte buon abeva filo legno amaro contenuto discreta secchezza
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alla spina. aroma affumicato intenso, faggio, caramello, fumo. al palato cereale seguito da un intenso affumicato, legnoso e con finale morbido, lievemente erbaceo. Corpo leggero, estremamente beverina
fiammanghilla (902) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spina @ Scurreria.
Chiara con bella schiuma.
Si sente affumicato della casa, ma invade meno rispetto a marzen.
SaintMatty (6132) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught (Schlenkerla, Bamberg) - Amber with a slight haze. Fruity, smoky and hoppy aroma with peach, ash, tangerine and caramel. The taste is refreshing, hoppy and moderately smoky with notes of orange, chocolate and ash standing out.
ThirstyBird (2311) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source, pours a hazy medium honey color with a light tan head. The smell is to toasted malt, mild smoke. The taste is as is smells...mild sweetness sending smokey and dry. A nice summer brew. Light in body with elegant carbonation.
ippopotamo36 (993) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the source in Bamberg-Germany, from gravity keg. Pours amber hazy color, medium gassy off-white foam. Nose: mild smoke character, with some malty distinctive notes. Floral too. Nice!. Mouth: soft carbonation, almost flat which makes it perfect for drinking sessions. Medium body. Bread crust, herbal end. The softest smoked beer of my trip and one of the best I have ever had here in Franconia. Apparently I was very lucky to find it.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 2. Pours clear, deep gold with a foamy, mostly white head. Rich smoked malt nose with accents of bread and berry. Light-medium sweet flavor with further smoke, some mild candied ham, dry bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lingering dry and smokey finish with a bit more ham and honey. Wonderful.