micmillon18 (23) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahoganay color with sticky tan head -- lots of lacing. Smoke scents dominate the nose. Smoke malt throughout pair provides a unique but not overpowering flavor. This pairs superbly with caramel sweetness and toasty malts. Faint copper flavors. Finishes with mild lemon-like bitterness. Smoke notes last long into the aftertaste. Snappy carbonation, medium bodied, semi dry finish. The standard bearer for the style.
Bretteux (109) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Un liquide brun assez transparent , un petit col sans dentelle. Au nez ,le fumé,style smoke meat,saumon fumé,la boucane de bois ,que ça sent bon!!!!!!!! gout,très près de ses flaveurs et un sensation fumée qui signe et persiste en bouche,moi j’adore ça !Pour moi,cest la quintessence des bière fumé.Vive les Rauchbiers !
peponi (19) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: dark and somked malts.
Appearance: Amber orange with rigid foam.
Taste: dominate smoked flavours, well balanced.
Palate: carbonation is quite soft.
Overall: Classic smoked beer with traditions. Everyone should try it, even only once.
Lore (413) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee-dark brown colour, medium beige head; aroma and taste of smoked ham/cheese with some malty sweetness and bitter/sourish aftertaste; excellent marzen
jamesie1857 (800) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - Lovely deep mahogany body, thin white head, good clarity. Aroma is bonfire, rich smokiness that captures the nostrils, sadly this doesn’t carry through to the taste. It comes across very weak and watery, not very robust, and not much going on afterwards.
DavidWoodruff (235) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Brown with red tint and white head.
Aroma: Sweet smoke, hickory and soy sauce.
Flavor: predominately smoky with some maltiness.
Overall: An excellent rachbier
Osprey87 (518) - London via, WALES - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dec 2012 - cold bottle. Nice smokey flavour like the others, but a bit watery towards the end. No bitterness, just sweet smokiness to start and then a slightly disappointing finish. Still nice though.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Nice amber color with a off white head that leaves a fine curtain lacing.
Aroma: Rich smoked.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: First of all there is a lot of smoked flavor. When I search a bit I also find a solid malty background. Some hopps and light fruity.
Overall impression: My second attempt on this one. First rating was so bad that I got a angry mail from our kind Norwegian moderator. Maybee I have grown up? Not that bad, but still nothing I will be rushing out to buy some more off.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
Arcanor (16) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, nice cream head disappear fast, strong smoked at nose, but very disappointing in mouth, uninteresting after 100ml...
Pith (89) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark amber with half finger cream head- dissipates quickly.
High carbonation, compared to other Heller beers, taste is flimsy with sweetness. Aroma of smoke with sweet background. No complexity.