janubio (473) - - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bottle, red - amber colour, with a small off white head with not much retention and a small ring of lace. Smell of smoked salmon domintaing it all in the beginning, with some notes of malts, caramel and toffee later. Light creamy body, taste of smoked salmon, but malts are more noticeable here: toffee, caramel. It will be great of course with a smoked salmon of some other smoked fish, but great too with sausages. Not for everyone’s palate (maybe even for mine), but a good beer indeed.
vjohans (368) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, bread, smoke, woody, black, hazy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
clockk (88) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sabores maltosos y ahumados. Baja en olores. Color oscuro. Cuerpo bajo. Espuma poco persistente.
redders1974 (204) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks lovelymin the glass nice oily tongue feel tastes and smells of smoked sausage and charred wood unusual but not entirely for me.
Brandon1989 (409) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with some ruby shining through it. There is a a medium off white head that had good retention and left a lot of lacing. The aroma is smokey, meaty, and bacon. The taste is is very similar to the aroma. I believe it is a little less smokey/meaty compared to the urbock giving it a little more drink ability.
BreWedge (365) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Hair of the Dog Toronto. Pours a dark reddish/brown with a minimal off-white head. Powerful smoke and cured-meat aromas. Umami and campfire smoke dominate the palate. Surprisingly thin body for such huge flavours. Medium to heavy carbonation and a fairly assertive medium smoky finish. Decent beer but not terribly complex. I enjoyed it but probably didn't need the whole 500 ml. Based on the look on my wife's face after trying it it was apparent she wouldn't be helping much!
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Foerdifuxx (9) - Franconia, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When poured into the glass it produces a dense rocky tan head. The beer itself is red-brown coloured. The flavour is rich in smoke, bacon and some hops.
Aromas of smoke, bacon, malt and a little bit of realy dark chocolate, some earthy hops and smoke in the aftertaste. Good carbonation, enough to keep it refreshing.
Probably THE icon of franconian smoked beer. I can recommend it.
RasmusOtt (1488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 Tap @ fermentoren Aarhus. Pours dark brown amber with a beige head. Aroma of meat, smoked sausages, weak bacon, leather, caramel malts and of course smoke! the taste has lots of umami and meat notes. also some smoked malts, caramel, leather and some dry grainy notes. One of the better smoked beer but I guess this is just not my style...
aleksander9 (692) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tan head. Smoke, sausage, caramel and floral. Slick, ash and meaty finish with nice noble hop bite. Overall: Chill incarnated. Very balanced and not as smokey as some say.
geologyguy (908) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great smoked smell, dark brown appearance, not quite as smooth and good as their urbock which is amazing..little more tang and crispness on this one...still good but not great..wish finish was maltier and smoother
zimbo (738) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong beautifully & intensely concentrated smoked beer of summer sausage, ham and bacon. Beautiful colour with and acidity which ckpes with all of it. Nose and taste are married well. Greater yhsn yhe summ of its parts. An absolute classic.