maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sampling session at Lefty’s place. Light smoke, funk, and sugary aroma. Copper color. Smokey malt, salty vegetables, metallic notes, and finishes mild and sweet. Medium body. Pleasant, light fruit flavors, and mild smoke combine to make a pleasant experience.
Hypo_Luxa (22) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cabbage and green vegetables smell.
Vibrant front, metallic. Smokey finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (919) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. An amber-orange pour with a beige head with a funky, farmhouse, barnyard pungeant aroma with a bit of peatiness. A nice full body reveals funky, earthy, smokey and slight metallic notes. These guys make good beers not a disappointing one in the bunch!
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle. Smoky, peaty, caramel, light chocolate, light vegetables. Cloudy orange-brown, lace. Some Belgian like yeasty spice. Clean, amber malts, earthy yeast and hop, light smoke. A special Belge with a bit ofmsmoke. Nice. Not mind-blowing like some of their others.
rougeau13 (1777) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma of tea, smoke, and grain. Taste is malty and a little herbal and smoky. Medium bodied and really smooth.
alexsdad06 (3857) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 (6/2011, notes). Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has a general fruitiness, herbal notes, caramel and lightly smoked character. The flavor has mild smoke with hints of peat, fruit, caramel, light herbal with a soft mouth feel.
shigadeyo (2925) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/07/2011: Biere Ambree Parfumee au Tarry Suchong (Amber Ale Brewed with Smoked Tea)... Aroma: Toffee, caramelized brown sugar, herbal. Appearance: Cloudy/muddy amber color; beige head. Flavor: Tangy toffee maltiness; mild smoke in the finish with watermelon, rind, and a soft bitterness. Palate: Medium-full body; chewy and thick. Overall: Good amber; different and intriguing; sadly, somewhat forgetable.
33 cl swing top bottle (6% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #111 for this beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy copper-brown with a finger of frothy white head. Fades quickly.
S - Caramel malts, smoke, vanilla, tea, some fruits.
T - Sweet caramel malts, some citrus and other fruits, smoke, vanilla, herbal tea.
M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and smokey finish.
D - Nice smoked beer. The smoke character is nice but could use a bit more carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3073) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog) Cloudy amber with an average white head. Aroma is of fruit, hops, smoke, citrus. Taste is tart with citrus, herbal, tea, smoke.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
26th February 2011
Cloudy amber beer, Light and semi dry palate. A little sourish fruit and a touch of smoky tea! Finishes semi dry. That’s about it! Different but still a bit ’meh’. Still to be knocked out by BFM.