Fatehunter (1340) - 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.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a dirty yellow color with a large cap of white head. High carbonation levels make this one look like a hefeweizen. Aroma of smoke and brine. Taste includes salt water, gravy, cumin and grains. Not overly smoky. Good lacing. Highly drinkable. Tasting notes from 1/2012.
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Oh boy opened this one up, poured a darker yellowish color with aromas of light wheat, smoked sausage, and some earth. Thought this was going to be good, first sip tasted like old hot dog water, second sip was older hot dog water, not good for me, disappointed.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dingy golden orange, with a sudsy active head that melts slowly. Spotty lacing.
S - Aroma is smoked pork, particularly ham. Some very dusty wheat.
T - Solidly smoky, light wood, bamboo, green wheat, very earthy and organic flavors. Some subtle sweet and salt characters. Finishes with delicate smoke and dryness.
M - Moderate foamy carbonation. The carbonation turns smooth and almost takes any liquid feel.
This begs to be paired with food! The combinations are endless. Very delicate smoke works well. I’m gonna drink the 2nd half of the bottle while grilling fajitas.
Serving type: bottle
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 (19808) - Tyresö, 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 (3947) - 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 (20869) - 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 (2409) - 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.
hirigalzkar (2338) - 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.