ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 3/5/12
Aroma: It is rather wheaty at first, with some lemon, spice, yeast....and then the smoked meat shows up
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow color with a big, thick, and foamy white head, and random lace bubbles
Flavor: The taste is much like you’d expect, its a wheat and meat (my apologize for the rhyme time...)
Palate: The body is fairly light and it is surprisingly easy drinking, with a decently fizzy carbonation
Only the 5th rater of this one (and the first who didn’t have it at the RBWG), I guess it hasn’t been around too long... Anyway, this is an odd one. It combines some of the most common aspects of a wheat beer and a rauchbier. I certainly can’t think of anything similar to this one that I have ever tried, but I also can’t imagine that I’d want to drink beers like this regularly. I’m torn. Props for the originality, I’ll throw a couple of bonus points to the overall for that, but it still isn’t a great beer.
AndySnow (4308) - 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.
burg326 (4127) - 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.
reggiedunlop (3336) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an opaque pale orange with a thin whit head. Aroma is funky and reminiscent of hot dogs. Flavor follows suit...hot dogs!...nasty! Drain pour.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.
troyc (2776) - 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.
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Light pour with a small white head. Aroma is a little meaty, bread, and kinda yeasty. Taste very strongly resembles vegan bacon.
VsXsV (2573) - 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 (2391) - 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 (2286) - 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.