decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed yellow pour. Smoke, peat, and wheat. Large peat, wheaty, and yeasty. Medium bodied and fizzy. rbwg
VsXsV (2246) - 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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.
Fatehunter (1179) - 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.
Sledutah (4663) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012
Hazy yellow with a small white head and some light lacing. Smokey, meaty, yeasty and bready. OK.
ben4321 (3863) - 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.
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First to rate! 2/25/12. Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Very light pale dusty golden pour with a small khaki head. Smokey, meaty aroma for sure with touches of yeast. Very smokey, salty, meaty flavor with light citrus. Whoa.
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a hazy yellow with a small off white head. The aroma is yeast and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a smoke and pepper flavor. Easy to drink a decent ale.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, cloudy yellow orange color with bright foam, aroma of plastic and smoke, flavor is fatty, smoke, bitter wood, effervescent finish
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011 Vintage. Hazy pale blonde pour into thick pillowy white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing that melts into a lingering pool of foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of smoky oak, roasted malt and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of yeasty biscuit and toasted wheat bread which fades into a bitter lemony tartness that is soon overpowered by the smoky, oaky finish.