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Blue Smoke Ale
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A secret blend of two Brooklyn ales made specially for the Blue Smoke restaurant.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2005 This beer is only available on tap at Blue Smoke, a barbecue restaurant. Clear amber brown color with a nice lacing on top. Toasted malty caramel sweet taste with a nice bitter hops, slightly dry finish in the back of the mouth but ends with a nice floral high note coming from the hops. Complex flavors that went quite well with the meat and their sweet and spicy bbq sauce. I would recommend to have it with the ribs.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Tap at Blue Smoke, the original venue, 24/11/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is toasted malts, caramel, floral hop notes, orange. Taste comprises toasted malt, biscuit, caramel crumble, dark citric fruit tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with light bitter notes. Clean and drinkable but a little boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
On tap at Blue Smoke JFK Airport. It is good to see an airport with so many bars carrying good quality craft beer. Last beer in the US before getting on the plane home.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Draft at blue smoke battery park. Deep brown amber color. Crisp sweet slightly hoppy taste. Not my favorite, pippa is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
tap @ Blue Smoke at Saratoga Race Track. Caramel colored pour. Malt driven aroma, caramel sweet malts. Taste was buttery, malt sweetness, almost seemed old. Real buttery. OK

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2010
On tap at blue smoke with Feng and Brendan. Bitter, biscuit, and light fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Location: Draft at Blue Smoke, 10/30/09

Aroma: A fairly standard caramel malty nose, with some light earthy and spice notes too.
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber color into the glass.
Flavor: The flavor is fairly malty with a bit of an floral hop backing.
Palate: It has a decent mouthfeel and a light-medium body.
Overall Impression: This is a decent beer, I thought it went pretty well with BBQ Ribs, so that was a plus. I wouldn’t go out of my way for it, but if you are here eating, it’s certainly worthy of a drink. I can see why they would have chosen this one to go with this place.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2009
tap @ Citi: ... and then from left field comes... a reason for me to continue being a Mets fan! Contrary to other ratings, I believe this is the better of the 2 ales offered at the stadium. A more complex tasting beer, I get a full balance of hops, malts, biscuit, and dark sugars.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
The aroma was malty, biscuity, grassy. The appearance was orange, white head. The flavor was malty, slight notes of grass, bread. The finish was a bittering from noble type hops. Fairly light bodied. It certainly has some characteristics of a pale lager, although they claim it’s 2 ales mixed together. I can’t guess which 2 les they are talking about. Not bad, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at Citi Field. Poured dark amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of slightly sweet biscuity malt with a slight touch of piney grassy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet with a nutty toffee character and a clean slightly hoppy finish. Not bursting with complexity but refreshing and drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Tap at Citi Field. Had no idea what sort of beer this was going in and my best guess at the time was pale lager. That pretty much sums up my thoughts. Maybe somebody hooked up the kegs wrong.


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