jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of smoked caramel, smoked wheat, banana, coriander and touch of smoky meat. Lighter medium body.
rotaman14 (80) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, with an amber/reddish touch. Medium beige head.
Almonds on the nose, along some banana, caramel and a faint notion of smoke. The alcohol is warming, but well hidden. Taste of caramel and almonds evolves into banana and spice. Can’t really taste the smoke. Overall not bad, but too expensive for what it is.
Spab (2421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the beerbistro. Pours a dark orangey brown with average-sized eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is roasty/smoky with banana, nuts, candied fruit and brown sugar. Flavour is modestly roasty/smoky, candied banana, brown sugar, some dark fruits and light nuttiness. Average plus body. Nice.
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pour looks brown, but against very strong light it’s copper/orange. Creamy tan head. Aroma of smoke and wheat. Med body or nearly. Flavor is smoky wheat. There’s a roasty malt aspect, but it’s a sort of one hit wonder. Smoky. Not that that’s a bad thing. :)
gnashville (4) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Promising initial aroma even as the bottle is opened, with almond, smoke, a touch of vegetal roast. The redish hazy look is a bit unexpected, but not off-putting. As it sits in the glass and warms slightly, an initial unfortunate vegetal flavour subsides, and a balanced (if a tad flat) mix of smoked nuts, caramel, wheat and typical weizen spice emerges. My score rises with the welcome evolution. Palate holds a nice weight, very textbook German weizen(bock?). Not too smokey, but enough for this fan of the style. Pretty decent.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
cyrenaica (992) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 12, 2014
The beer poured a muddy reddish brown colour with a 1" tan coloured head. The aroma was burnt wood, wheat, banana, clove, and a hint of spice. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour started off slightly sweet with notes of caramel and wheat before finishing with a smoky bitterness. Quite pleasant.
markschiedon (210) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking blind from a 75cl bottle.
In the aroma alcohol, liquorice, syrup, malt.
The unclear red brown beer has a small brown head.
The sweet with bitter taste has caramel and Port in it.
Cirrhosis (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just realized this is a smoked beer............ not really in the mood for an smoked beer but I all ready opened it. Dark brown hazy body with a massive tan cap floating on top. Aroma seems off, slight sour, light smoke, possible soap, nose ends in an old wet pile of poplar logs. Taste is better, light smoke, fresh clean black dirt, possible cherry. I can drink this!! Yep cherry! Bitterness builds and builds the more you drink. Big pile of dirt left in my mouth after I’m done this bottle. ASH TRAY!!! The end!
reebtogi (4214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle pours a hazy brownish color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light smoke with some fruity and earthy notes. Taste is a earthy and herbal hop bitterness with a light malty sweetness finishing with a light smokiness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. An interesting brew for the style, a little light on the smoke, but overall, still tasty and nicely balanced. Recommended.
blankboy (6074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draught at beerbistro] Pours a murky brown with an average size semi-lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of smoke, banana and bubblegum followed by sugar, wheat and fruit. Dark fruity flavour along with some brown sugar, malt, very light smoke and some spice. A hint of alcohol as well. Medium bodied. Not as smoky as I expected but a good beer nonetheless.