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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Batch 1000 Smoked Lager has a rich and robust flavor, medium body, and about 5.5% alcohol. It is a copper gold beer with smoky notes in the aroma. If you’ve never tried a smoked beer, the flavor is unlike any beer you’ve ever had. It’s like a smoky scotch without the burn – or Canadian bacon without the pig. The flavor is a complex blending of sweet smoked malt and crisp German hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at ABC. Dark copper with a dense head. Lots of smokey/meaty aromas. Similar flavors but nice a light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1102) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at MBGSF 2013 as just "Smoked Lager." Pours a caramel brown with a white ring of a head. Aroma is a pretty simple smokiness. Smoky wood and caramel malts in the flavor with a clean lager palate. It’s decent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
MiBG Summer Fest 2009, Saturday Session: Deep mahogany hue with a lasting frothy off-white head. The aroma is quite nice and inviting with smoky woody malts vapours along with caramel, plum, fig, and grassy hops esters. The taste had great smoky tones of wood and meat with a malty sweet backbone leading towards a snappy bitter finish. Long woody aftertaste. The mouth feel is chewy and soft with a warming trend. Outstanding and my favorite from the fest, get ya some.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Semi hazy dark amber or copper with small beige head. Big and meaty smoke aroma with dry roast. Flavor is much the same with delicious smoke and sweeter toasted, munich malts. Medium and creamy body. Pretty great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Had this brew at G.A.B.F. 08’’. Aroma reminds me of bacon frying. Color is a light golden/amber with a thick tight head. Starting with a light body it goes down easy then a smoky pork taste, its like drinking liquid bacon. This is a good brew, its very interesting and unique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
On tap at brewery. Smokey smell like smoked whitefish minus the fish. Initial flavor is sweet and smoky then it is dominated, in a good way, by a smoky meaty flavor. It finishes slightly bitter and fades back to the smoky campfire taste. Overall a great smoked beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Wow--the ultimate smoked beer! I’ve had smoked beers before, but this one is tops! Pours pretty normal-lager-looking but with a solid smokey smell. The flavor hits you ever harder--it’s like drinking the complete essence of a campfire. I don’t automatically assume bacon or meat, but definitely campfire. One might not think a smoked beer sounds appealing, but I would definitely recommend people to give it a try anyway, and you may be pleasantly surprised. This one was amazing!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2008
The ultimate bacon beer. Liquid smoke, meat juice, and a little malt vinegar bring visions of pork products dancing in my head. Light body, and honestly quite smooth. Not for vegetarians.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2007
tap at brewpub - Pours amber with a thin head. It certainly smells smoky. The flavor is kind of like smoked sausage, but I didn’t find the smoke overpowering like I have in a couple smoked beers. The sweet malts balanced the smoke. The finish is pretty much all smoke. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Small draft from arbor brewing company. Definitely a interesting beer, smells and taste is reminiscent of grilling over hickory. While I would recommend giving it a try I think that the flavor would eventually get to me.


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