JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured on draft. Pours a pale gold with a minimal thin white head. Aroma is slightly grainy with just a hint of smoke. Taste has some smokiness with a dose of umami. Dry and quick finish.
jmikolich (1110) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at beer engine 28Sept2012, nicely done is a good way to put this, its well balanced which is always the most important thing in a smoke beer to me, easily drinkable
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/11/12. Clear gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of malt, earthy hops and smoke. Malty flavor with a smoky and leathery character before a crisp finish.
Tmoney99 (8775) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced smoke malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium smoke sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
keepersj12 (2240) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The most interesting of my Buckeye beers. This was a light yellow, pale lager like. The aroma was a bit of malt and a bit of hops much like a pilsner. The flavor however was loaded with smoked malt. A dry lingering finish made this quite nice.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at DLD, thanks to whichever Ohioan brought this: Clean golden hue with a small fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grains, apple, noble grassy hops, and moderate meaty smoke. A nice little palate break from all the big beers of the day, grainy and bitter, crisp and clean finish with a light ashy smoke tone. The mouth feel is quite refreshing, lively and crisp. I like it, different take on the style for sure.
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this at Buckeye Beer Engine. Draft was golden with a creamy head. The aroma is faintly malty but there was a strong sour milk flavor. The taste was slightly sweet with just a touch of banana. There is a smokiness that sets in at the finish. I am not a big fan of Kolsch syle beers but this smoked version is a pleasant experiece.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A smoked Kolsh. Amazingly drinkable.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Clear blonde body with a small white head
In long: Smoke and honeyed cereals coexist peacefully. Smooth body with expansive carbonation. Light tartness with light lemony notes. The Kolsh style usually never does it for me but this smoked twist really worked. I guess a Kolsh is just like me in my 20s, a lot less boring when smoked!