IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Silvan7 (1106) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Blue Smoke NYC. Giallo ambrato carico, quasi ramato, velato. Schiuma beige, fine, persistente . aroma tostato (frutta secca, nocciole e mandorle) caramello, melassa, marmellata d’arancio. Gusto secco, agrumato, tostato. Rotonda, piena, vellutata, poco/nulla carbonata. Calore alcolico basso. Equilibrata ed armonica.
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Blue Smoke, JFK terminal 4. Pours amber color, small off white head. Aroma is heavy caramel, British, German style malt. Slight hop character. Flavor is sweet, caramel malts. Too malty for my taste. Mild hop finish. Standard.
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought at Blue Smoke. Rich yellow with off-white small foamy head, little malt aroma, low carbonation, slightly spicy taste, medium finish. Not bad for a blend.
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at blue smoke.... of course. Comes bready brown bodied with a smooth whitish head. Taste follows the nose with light bread and a bit of light grass. If this is a blend... I am guessing half brooklyn lager and half esb. Not very esb ish though. A tad lighter than the lager, with a bit more bitter finish.
bwa5879 (904) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear brown copper pour with healthy half inch of bite head. Aroma is creamy, metallic euro hops, and faint florals. Lively carbonation, viscous oily mouthfeel, yeasty finish that leaves the teeth dry. Taste has sour lager yeast, slightly Belgian/ wheaty, light lemon, some floral hops. Crisp well rounded beer a little on the wheaty side.
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drsandman (1101) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the jazz standard NYC. Pours clear amber with a white head. Very crisp, bitter, clean hop, smoke, caramel malts. Light to medium mouthfeel and dry bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blue smoke battery park. Deep brown amber color. Crisp sweet slightly hoppy taste. Not my favorite, pippa is.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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