TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a Capone’s tasting. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with an average off white creamy head that left some lacing. Aroma of banana, clove, citrus and some light smoke. Flavors of the same plus some graininess, wheat and more smoke in the flavor than in the aroma.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Dilly Deli. Poured dark reddish brown with an large fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy complex roasted toffee smoke woody and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium complex sweet flavor with a heavy smooth bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer and good for #2200.
NachlamSie (2608) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy amber with a fading white head. The aroma is rich of sweet banana, bubble gum, and wheat bread with light spices. I couldn’t pick up much smokiness just by taking a sniff. Upon having a taste, I do find the smoked meat qualities more apparent. Initially, I’m greeted with honey, cloves then a bit of smoky meat, then a more acidic, citrusy finish like pineapple. This bears a striking resemblance to Thanksgiving ham. Somehow, it’s still pretty refreshing and makes an enjoyable drink.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber/copper with an off-white head. Aroma of spices, fruit, and alcohol. The flavor is banana, smoke, spices,citrus, smooth alcohol, and mildly carbonated. Good body, good brew.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap at Barcade, Brooklyn, NY. I actually didn’t like this one so much even though I do like smoked beers. The aroma reminds me of a nice banana citrusy weisse beer with a bit of smoked ham thrown in. It just seemed to get worst as I drank it. Initially I tasted a lot of the yeast, banana, citrus, spice characteristics which was nice cold and refreshing but as I drank this, the smoky flavors and the sweet sugary flavors seem to become more dominant and I felt it didn’t go well with the wheat malts and I could not finish it. I’m still a little confused about this one...
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock pours a cloudy golden orange/amber color. It has a small off-white head and leaves a residual thin and frothy crown. Banana, wheat, light fruit, and delicate smokiness can be found in the aroma. The flavor is much like aroma and moderately sweet. Up front the flavor has banana, clove spice, wheat, and some fruitiness. The finish as a little more dry and has a really well integrated smoked character. The alcohol is very well hidden. This beer has a medium body, smooth and full mouthfeel. I love smoked beers and this one is very well done without being overly smoky/charred. There are also many nice complexities in the beer that can be attributed to its wheat beer/bock base. So good! I need more before it’s gone...
1/2 gallon growler (draught) from Party Town. I am definitely going back to get more of this great beer...
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at HDG. Goldish yellow with a small but tight head. Aroma is the obvious banana and clove but theres also soft, warm fruits like mango and papaya. Theres absolutely no smokiness that I notice. Theres some more flavors like peach and nice whole oats. Tasty but lacking. Too sweet.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hop Devil Grill. Hazy copper color with a medium off-white head. Pleasant and smooth smoked aroma with fruity notes and light bubble gum. The flavor was fruity with a wheaty lemon character. Bubble gum as well. Light to medium bodied.
notalush (4574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at barcade - despite what certain local ratebeerians think (eugene!), I do like smoked beers, so this is not a poor rating based on personal aversion to style - looks: hazy orange with quite an impressive head - smells: like bacon, band aids and marmalade - tastes: like band aids, burned hickory branches and bubble gum - not sure what everyone sees in this.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Hop Devil: Nice hazy amberish/deep orange pour with a stable off white head. The aroma is straight sweet banana. The flavor is also very sweet. A candy malt profile. Huge ripe banana sweetness dominates this brew. Slightly estery with a clove hint. Sweet and simple. This stuff is not smoked at all. It’s basically a sweet dunkel weiss in my opinion. Nothing great.