Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 Aroma: salty, lovely smoke, firewood, fresh hops, nice malt.
Appearance: dark raisinred w/ greybeigetintet white head, very beautiful and appetizing, sets uneven and rustic. Flavor: refreshing, some bitteness, small sweetness, smokiness lingers about, a bit watery, a little sourish, maltbitter. Palate: pretty watery but refreshing. It leaves quite a weak impression, not strong at all but nice.
Previous rating entered 10/13/2005, sampled 2004. It seems the beer is quite different now. 7/3/6/3/12
Amber yellow lager appearance with OK head.
Smells of smoke (så klart) and malt, and hops; put simply: like beer... and something smoked over hot juniper wigs, or the like.
Well, the taste is bitter and malty, not as sourish as one might hope but it’s really quite decent, however not very harmonic to the taste (as with the aroma).
Something boring doesn’t become fantastic just because of some smoke scent added to it (!).
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2006 Combining complexity and drinkability, this is the first beer I *ever* bought an entire crate of. Need I say more?
Well, it goes awfully noce with smoked herring with egg yolk :-)
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a tan rocky head. Unmistakable smoky aroma dominates. Malty flavor with a smoky character that extends well into the finish. Any hop flavor or aroma overwhelmed by the smoke, although some bitterness shows through in the finish.
ogivlado (5740) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled(500ml). -my first rauchbier, had this one with a few friends and we couldn’t agree is there aroma of smoked bacon or smoked cheese, I’m for bacon, aroma is mostly smokey bacon that almost drown other flavor, easy drinkable but I’m not pretty sure am I going to try it again because I don’t like bacon
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Medium finely laced head topping a dark wine-red clear body. Aroma is mostly smoke, like smoked sausage minus the sausage. Some malts as well. Taste is sweet malts quickly overpowered by the smokiness, the fading into a smoky smooth bitterness. Aroma is smokier than the taste. Somehow the smoke makes it feel silkily smooth. Taste settles in the mouth as you drink. A very interesting beer; so interesting, in fact, that drinking it in greater quantities requires some practice. It is more than worth the effort, though. (0.5l bottle. Rerated.)
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber pour with a small white head. Smokey bacon aroma. Malty smoked flavors, bacon and smoked meat flavors. Salty. Very drinkable, quite good.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown, with a nice, lasting beige head. Rather dry, not that heavy but solidly smoked throughout. The smoke almost drowns any other flavour, and takes some getting used to. But whenerver that happens, this turns out quite quenching. I doubt that smoked beers will ever be a clear favourite though. 091200
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a clear brown, with a firm head. Aroma is, well smokey, very smokey even. Taste is smokey, like liquid smoked salami :-). I really likes this, but i have to be in ’the mood’ to drink it.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer makes me want to cook a potroast soaked in the stuff and I lingered over it, sipping, for a lovely long while. Hard for some folks to swallow maybe--nobody else at my table liked it beyond a taste or two--but although this beer may go over the top on the smoke (more than a lot of other smoked beers), that’s the way I like it--big and chewy like a hunk of beer jerky. Not much point in being too complex because this beer is all about the smoke.
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sigh. Why do I keep trying these things? Aroma of Little Smokies, you know, those nasty little vienna sausages that have been soaking in liquid smoke for a few years. Flavor matches. Smoke, touch of wood, that is about it. Although it isn’t my bag, I can see how some folks might really flip for the stuff. It is a well made beer, just not my thing.