ComradeK (1045) - The Vale of Dundas, - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a sizeable head that seems to last forever. Some faint herb notes mingle with strong smoked bacon and Lapsang Souchong tea on the nose. It is smooth and sweet to begin, with a hint of banana coming in, before being replaced by a potent mix of spicy bitterness and slightly harsh smoke. There is a hint of the typical sweet weizen finish, but made a bit less sweet and a bit more complex by the strong smoke. The aftertaste is an unusual mix of weizen banana and smoke. Interesting, and quite good.
zizzybalubba (1484) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Pours light brown with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of smoke and peat. As overwhelmingly smoky as the aroma seems, the taste offers plenty more than just smoke. Wheat and barley are still prevalent. The end result is a very drinkable, yet still very smoky flavored beer. Awesome.
Andy_ (748) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle
Dark orange to brown murky beer with visible yeast particles. Blonde head. Aroma has smoked wood and ham with lemon, banana, vanilla and clove. Flavor has tar, licorice, yeast and bitterness. Palate is thinner than medium with high carbonation. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Afertaste has smoke, tar and citrusy bitterness. Interesting combination of a refreshing weizen and a smoky rauchbier. Not sure if it works or not.
Yingwait (56) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
v.zoltan (33) - - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vöröses, sötétbarna szín, dús paplanszerkezetű vastag enyhén barnás hab.
Ilalta: füstös, búzás, erdei gyümölcsös
Íz: banános, búzás, élesztős
Pörkölt dióval nagyon kellemes darab.
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours dark redish brown with a foamy offwhite head. Aroma of light smoke, wheat, and a little dark fruit. Taste is light smoke, banana, grass, and wheat. Medium body, a little burn, lasting smoke flavor. Nice Rauchbier.
SarkyNorthener (2257) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bonfire night beer. Bottle from beersofeurope. Murky brown beer with medium foam head. Aroma is light smoke, bubblegum and wheat. Taste is smokey malts, wheat and banana. Was hoping for more but decent enough.
tillmac62 (240) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy medium amber from the yeast. Exceptional massive head, lacing and retention. An almost perfect nose of meaty bacon like smoke balanced against a fruit like sweetness with a slight spicy note. The smoke aroma is not as intense as their Marzen and Urbock variants and is expertly balanced with sweetness. Light medium body that is somewhat slick in texture, but also has a grainy wheat aspect as well. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish and middle. The outstanding flavor profile is not as intense as their other variants. It is more balanced with malt sweetness and a bit more complex. The delicious smoke character is always present, but never overpowering. It begins with a moderate campfire bacon like smoke over a sweet background that has both biscuit and caramel characteristics. The middle allows the hops to impart a rather low level bitterness that has a clove like note as it effervesces and a banana quality as it fades. The finish is dryer than the others, somewhat crisp, sweeter and leaves you with a touch of clove and a lingering smokiness as if you’ve sitting around a campfire. Outstanding and an excellent introduction into the Rauchbier style that is not quite as intense as their Marzen and Urbock variants.
adamnowek (191) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious smoked weizen. Not quite as intensely smoky as their other offerings, but it’s a nice version. This is the ideal barbecue beer.
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Some beers are acquired taste and I find this one is up there. Aromas of smoke, smoke and more smoke. A bit too much and can’t see myself trying it again.
allmyvinyl (3989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stuu666’s. Pours clear golden brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of banana, light smoke. Taste is meaty, light spice, ham. Rich, creamy texture, medium body. Smoky linger.