ngeunit1 (1550) - 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 (2356) - 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 (9867) - , 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.
adamjackson (1230) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have no idea what this is. It was an extra..that’s for sure. Nice looking bottle, impossibly hard to find this in RateBeer. Enjoyed at 60F in a tulip.
A - Total freaking gusher! I should have saw this crap coming. What a disappointment when you get 12 ounces of beer and it gushes like...that trip from Switzerland was brutal aka..your’e not worthy to try this beer. HUGE 4 finger tan head. Gorgeous lacing, raising purple / brown appearance. Nice clarity.
S - I can smell ripened cherries and plums from a few feet away. On the nose, I don’t get any smokiness at all. There’s this really nice belgian strong ale..sort of La chouffe / Duvel nose on it. I get Ommegang yeast as well. This Belgian weird tart farmhouse character.
T - First off, tart cherries and figs. Followed by an intense liquid smoke, malty oaky sort of chewiness. I hate smoked beers but it’s still mild compared to some smoked beers I’ve had. finish is tart and sour again which is nice.
M - Medium body, high carbonation.
O - This isn’t a bad beer. It’s quite nice..minus the smoke.
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber hazy with a tan head. The aroma brings smoky barbecue tea and sweeter notes. The flavor brings amber malts with just a bit of nice tartness and sour mix notes to help end on the palate. The body is just the right thickness, not overbearing but works perfectly almost like a Flemish sour style of beer.
Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was not expecting a lovely little sour when I saw the Tarry Suchong on the label. Mild smoke/tea on the nose with a light brown/amber appearance. Sour forward taste with a hint of the earthy tea following. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (1693) - columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flip-top bottle 33cl:
Pours tea brown...with iced tea foam.
Scent is sour wood smoke, slight acidic/ tomato...
Taste is a nice sour....over smoky malt and tea.
Sweet, spicy wood underneath.
Very different...and also, very, very tasty.
Ferris (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - A bit sour fruit and alcohol on the nose. You can get some malts but the acid overwhelms. Cloudy dark orange with a thin head that doesn’t dissipate. Acid and alcohol prevail with the smoke of tea creeping in. Very interesting and complex, not a daily drinker but worth trying.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker shade of amber with a creamy head atop. Get a sweet/sour fruity aroma with subtle notes of wood and smoke. The flavor starts with a tart sweetness transitioning into a smoky layer of malts. The finish is also sour, with only a light smoke lingering. This beer is really interesting in that it tastes initially like your typical sour beer, but is quick to reveal graceful hints of smoke. I’m ultimately left puzzled, but thankful for a beer that keeps me intrigued with every sip.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak bretty hints. Fruity malty yeasty slightly tart flavor with smoky hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty weak smoky finish.