arkurzynski (1792) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-GTMW at Maduro. Amber-orange in color. Aroma is smoked cheese and fruity malt. Smokey flavor starts out moderate and salty and evens out, showcasing the malty, clean backbone. Mild charcoal ash in the middle. Mild fruity malt and hop finish. Trailing smoke.
drowland (6841) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/10/12. On tap at the GTMW pre-party. Clear light amber with a small khaki head. Light smoke and fruitiness in the aroma with a parallel flavor that shows a bit more caramel and breadiness. Not bad.
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at Sea Biscuit on Mackinac Island - Pours light amber with a dense, one finger off-white head. It has a very smoky aroma that brings bacon to mind. Mmmm... bacon. The flavor is sweet and smoky. This medium bodied brew is not complex. It’s sweet. It’s smoky. The latter lingers long on the palate.
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap at Eccentric. Body is a nice deep gold and aromas are lightly smokey with a little odd bandaid or something. Flavor is much better than the nose. It’s fairly sweet and caramel based up front and the smoke doesn’t come in till late but then it lingers for a long time and it just makes me smile.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sam’s, Durham, at the smokefest. Nice deep golden pour, pretty standard looking lager, well carbonated. Mild smoke to accompany the malts in the nose. Taste is pretty decent for a style I don’t generally care for, and the modest smoke actually brought out traces of complexity in the malt profile.
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
had this on tap at Vintage Tavern in port huron. poured a copper with no head aroma roasted malts caramel, toffee had a hard time getting the smoke to come out just got small whiffs of it. taste some biscuits, malts no smoke. the good thing was that it was a good beer to drink on a hot day but fell short in the smoke department
jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Solid smoked beer, but was overshadowed by the earlier Surly Smoked Lager I had in the night. Still, a solid beer.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Eccentric Café. Clear amber with a white head that leaves a white sheet of lace. Aroma of smoked meats, grains and malt. Taste of salty smoked meat, peat, pale malt, light caramel and a touch of rye. Sudsy body has a touch too much smoked malt for me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Smoked Vienna Lager
Date: May 05, 2012
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma, touch of candy malt sweetness
Flavor: sweet smokey flavor, robust wood smoke, sweet bready malt, light earthyness follows the smoke
Overall: a sweet creamy lager is a great base for a smoked beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
b3shine (6581) - Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Bell’s. Looks like a good lager. Smell is virtually nonexistent. Tastes pretty good; not overly Smokey. Nice on the palate too. Solid for the style.