ogivlado (5894) - 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 (6309) - 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 (25083) - 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 (3362) - 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.
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 500mL Bottle. Rich clear orange brown pour, with ultra-clean head of off-white. Distant campfire and wood stove smoke aroma; musky. Good dense malt blast. Some hickory tinged barbeque as well. Flavor pretty much continues the aroma, with more savory pig fat smoked flavor, developing at the back end. Sweetened with brown sugar. Interesting. Drinkable, but fairly static and smoke overwhelmed.
Revisit. 3.9.2008. Much more balanced and delicate than I remember. Dry and focus on some barbeque sugars. Malt comes through a little. Lager softness. Not really all that overwhelmed. At this point in my career, I could handle more smoke. A damn good beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. SMoked, smoked bacon aroma with a mild underlying sweetness present as well. Smells like the other Schlenkerlas. Transparent amber color with a small quickly dissipating off-white head. Start is thin and a bit grassy, turning quite smoky to finish. Some lingering bitterness is also present in the finish. This is more thin-bodied than the others.
joergen (21498) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Clear brown coloured with a solid brown head.
Aroma of malts, smoke and hops.
Smokey flavour of malts, wood and hops with some sweetness.
The bottled edition is more smokey but less sweet and hoppy (6-3-6-3-13).