Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2000
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hugely assertive. I might like this more than the marzen.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Dark brown with ruby highlights, whispy tan head, strong smoke aroma, rich malt flavor, touch of sweetness balanced by lots of smoke character, touch of earthy peat, upon warming it becomes a rich bock, slightly thin body, smoke aroma and character subsides a bit
lots of peat in the aroma in addition to the smoke,
Words: Blind Tasting
hazy dark ruby red, fine beige head, thick lace, huge smoked meat aroma, rich dry caramel malt flavor with lots of smoke but balanced by the malt, big enough body to contain all of the smoke, light earthy bitterness, a bit of sweetness comes and goes
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9oz/500ml bottle-pours a big foamy tan head that laces and dark red color. Aroma is lots of smoke, medium malt. Taste is lots of smoke, medium malt. Interesting once. Ok carbonation.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pheeuww... well... it pours nicely light brown. Then it assaults you with a smell of smoked fish or sausage. Taste is very smoky at first, then transforms into sweetness. I really don’t like it.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with a lasting off-white head. Wooden smoke, with bacon notes, and a good caramel maltiness. Sweet and very malty flavour with a very pleasant smoke character, that just lasts
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Deep red with a medium beige head. Aroma was intensed smoked with notes of smoked ham, bacon and roasted malt. Flavour was bamberg smoked with roasted malt and bacon. Finished very smoked.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with yespr. Deep red-brown colour with a very nice light brown head. Aroma of smoke indeed (oak) with some sweetness. Flavour of smoke with a nice sweetness and bitterness in the finish. Sehr kraftiches und gutes Bier am besten!
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at plan-B cph.
appears dark brown, ligtr brown head.
aroma is smoked stuff, bacon, malts, aroma is pretty much centered around smoked bacon.
flavor is a lot of smoked notes, smoked ham. charchoal. malts. caramel.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/black with a creamy head The aroma has lots of smoke just like the Märzen from Heller. The mouthfeel is smooth and a bit oily. The flavour has a lot of smoke, eel skin, light sweetness and caramel. Ok with smoked foods, but I doubt I ever will become a hardcore smoked beer fan, but I think I prefer the Märzen. 1924
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey, courtesy of Nahem - thank you sir! Clearish maroon color, small white head. Aroma of BACON!!! Taste has lots of dark roasted malt, and chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Delicious. Violates the reinheitzgebot, but who cares!