Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2016 From a 500ml bottle on 12/6/2016. Pours a deep amber with a small head. Smells like smoky bacon with a bit of basement. Not surprisingly, the smoke dominates against some faint wheat notes. A bacon and fire ash beer with a wheat beer finish! Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very interesting and more than pleasant (unless you hate smoked beers), but not in the same class as the Doppelbock for mine.
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Grayston Unity, Halifax. Hazy mid-brown coloured ale with a small head. Gently smoked in both aroma and taste, this is still the dominant feature of the beer and it’s very tasty for it. Ham is evident, it has a fairly easy-drinking texture for its strength, and there’s a few dark malts evident too.
redders1974 (895) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of russian caravan tea twigs juniper smoke is not overpowering murky brown small lasting head.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown color with foam layer. The nose combines banana and smoke. Banana taste with a mild little carbonation and a smokey finish. Mild and light smokey aftertaste.
Halfling_4132 (82) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- hazy rich chestnut brown with quickly disappearing almond foam, aromas- smoked meats, woody, also fruity, maybe syrupy figs and raisins. Palate- medium bodied but light on the tongue, smooth finish. Taste- subtle banana, malt, smokey cured meats, quite a salty taste. Overall- slightly lacking in body compared to other smokey beers I’ve tried but still highly enjoyable and lighter.
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown color with weak caramel foam. Aromas of cured moose and beaver sausages, with smokey wood, ashes, chachoal and light hint of salt. Palate, medium body, thick, full texture leaving nice smoke and banana finish. Tastes like wheet beer (probably because it is?) with a smoked beer mix, sweet, banana, yeasty and wheaty taste with smoked meat and woody notes. Overall, very nice, quite light, easy going, still smoked and nice, just maybe slight too light for my taste.
Hanoi (818) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is light smoke, sweet banana, cheese, hints of bubblegum; it’s very disjointed. Taste is less smokey then the nose; light smoke (relative to other Heller beers at least) leading to a very pronounced banana, and banana and cream, bubblegum and cloves taste slight sour. There is a very pleasant bonfire night aftertaste. The mouth feel is weizen thick.
I don’t love this is as much as the dopplebock, primarily because that is a more balanced beer, but this is nice and more than a novelty.
robinvboyer (4106) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the lcbo. Murky brown pour, with a big off white head. Aroma is obviously smoky. Sausages, bacon and campfire are up front with the slightest hint of bananaish wheat Aroma. The smoke just dominates, it’s not horrible, but the base Hefe is very hard to find.
Fules (725) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hatalmas, tartós hab, barna szín. Illata intenzíven füstös, ami minden mást elnyom. Szánkba robbanó, erőteljes füstös ízzel indít, ami mellé rögtön felzárkózik a maláták aromája. Mellettük másnak nincs esélye, a banános észterek sem érvényesülnek igazán, de ez így van jól. Kiváló és szokatlan ízkombináció, de egyben rendkívül friss és üdítő ital. Utóíze hosszan kitartó füstös, malátás. Közepesen testes.
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of big smoky meat, ham and campfire, with a hint of German wheat. Taste follows, huge smoky meat, a hint of funk. Solid for a smoked beer.