WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden straw color. Big fluffy white head with good retention. Aroma is smoke, wheat and a light fruitiness. Flavor has similar notes, but the smoke is definitely front and center, almost giving it a smoked ham flavor. More balanced than many smoke beers, but the smoke is still the focal point. Medium bodied. I can appreciate what’s going on here, particularly everything that went into recreating this rare style. But it’s just not something I would seek out to drink again.
omhper (17437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at SBWF. Lightly hazy golden, small head. Fruity and dusty smoke aroma. Dry with light body and clean crystal malt character. Light smoke as perfume atop a modern crystal malt body. Low bitterness. Superficial.
AndySnow (1178) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Spicy ham, malt aroma. Grainy flavour with smoke, ham, yeast.
oh6gdx (18552) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. Yellowish golden colour, aroma is spices, mild smoked notes as well as some slight herbal and toffeeish notes. Flavour is very similar with some fruityness as well. Pleasant!
VsXsV (1218) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy yellow liquid with small white head. Aroma of smoke, wheat, sausage, clove and knäckebröd. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of sausage and some floral hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Interesting, but weird, stuff.
Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle. Into a snifter. Cloudy dark straw color with two fingers of head.
Smells like smoked salmon. A lighter smoke than other smoked beers. There’s a bit of fruit, maybe banana in the smell too.
Smoke taste too. Soft wheat texture and taste. Low bitterness.
Moderate carbonation, the bubbles dance in the mouth.
I enjoy that fact that this is a revived beer from history. But I do not personally enjoy it enough to want more.
hirigalzkar (1819) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ SBWF 2012. Pours light yellow. Wheat, smoke and gooseberry notes in aroma. Fresh, crisp and slightly smoked taste.
finol (1685) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SBWF.
Bit tart aroma.
A bitter lager with taste of brussels sprouts.
DavoleBomb (1382) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Urbancaver for this. Brewed in 2011.
3.0 A: Murky brownish yellow color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average and just a few whisps of lacing are left.
5.0 S: Wonderful nose! Powerful smoked malt with layers and layers of depth. Campfire smokiness is in the forefront, but underneath there is porcine galore and beyond that are BBQ briquettes. The rest of the smell is pretty simple as you can’t get past the smoke and to it. Still, this is absolutely perfect. Big and powerful and as complex as you can get (given the big and powerful) and yet it’s so well integrated and rounded.
3.5 T: The taste can’t hold up to the nose. The smoke flavor is there, but it’s not nearly as deep or complex as in the nose. Only the campfire variety manifests. You can, however, get to the base now though. Light pear fruitiness, dirty earthiness, and poplar wood. Chard and chard-like bitterness. A bit grainy and wheaty as well.
3.5 M: Medium body. A little more carbonation than I care for, but not bad. "Fluffy" creaminess. Smooth.
4.0 D: Easy drinker with a killer nose.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-19-2012 04:47:23
Pawola22 (3074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a lightly hazed golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is grainy pale malts with some wheat, a moderate smokiness, some plastic phenols, a touch of bread, and a light wood. Flavor is similar. Grainy pale malts with a light wheat, some dry smoke, a light wood, and a touch of peat up front. Light breadiness in the middle with some yeast spice before this finishes dry and woody with a moderate bitterness as well as a hint of phenol and a light grainy wheat. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a crisp, refreshing, moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. I’m dumb to the style, but it seems like a well made example of a style without a lot of flair. Grainy malts with no sweetness and some wheat, dry wood, and some smoke. Nothing special, but not bad.