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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   ABV: -
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Loosely based on a certain abbey style ale known as a paterke, which is a chestnut colored Belgian ale around 6.5%. What makes this version distinct is the use of German smoked malt. The dry tart fruity yeast character interplays with the beechwood smokiness to make light bodied and refreshing yet unusual springtime ale.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Growler. Brown pour with tan head. Aromas include roasted, smoke, oak and peat tones. Bacon, smoke, oak and malt flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5064) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Tap, brewery, backlog. Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head. Nice woody campfire smokiness with some light Belgian yeast and some caramel malt. The flavor is pretty awesome, lots of smokiness with a unique twist in the Belgian yeast character. Just a touch of sweetness below the smoke. Mouthfeel is light bodied and very easy drinking with light fizzy carbonation. Overall, this is pretty great, enough smoke to please this smoke head! This one goes down quick, easy to drink in big gulps.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was smoked peat and smoked malts on top of belgian yeast and fruits. Flavor was very interesting and not much like anything ive ever had before. Smoked belgian? , nice idea!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty smokey aroma. Fruity malty smokey flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty smokey finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a hazy dark golden brown color with golden orange hues and a half finger off white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Smokey malt aroma with BBQ, charcoal and butane countered by sweeter malt notes of caramel and toffee. Medium bodied but on the lighter side with faint smokiness. Was expecting it to be more intense and smokey but there is more of a sweet malt presence. Subtle hints of charcoal/BBQ but is predominantly sweeter with hints of light fruit, caramel and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Growler (RBSG). Poured an amber color with a small sized head. Aromas of roast, caramel, and lighter smoke. Tastes of the same light smokiness, roast, and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Growler generously shared at the RBSG grand tasting. Pours an iced tea color. Aroma has a moderately low level of smoke with hints of tea leaves and clove. Flavor is hoppy with some oak and peach but also and unpleasant note of farts. An odd mix of flavors that doesn’t work.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Huge smoky aroma dominates. Smoke and sweet caramel malt on the taste. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From growler. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight caramelish. Slight roasted and malty. Bitter and dry into the finish. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
Nice tartness on the nose along with those indescribable Belgian spice notes. Pours dark amber with a nice white head. It has a warming mouthfeel on the finish. Modulated spice notes on the tongue. Very nice.


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