ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massively meaty nose, sweet smoke. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, moderately smoke, some honey and apple, lots of floral hops. Strange, but good.
obguthr (4366) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fascinating aroma of caramel apples, thistle, and hay. Cloudy dark amber, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Dry, lightly toasted malt, almost smoky, grainy. Rye malt possibly. A touch chlorophenolic. Finishes with smoked wheat. Flawed, but probably a great beer when it’s on. It’s certainly distinctive and unique.
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a superb surprise find of a beer. Lovely sweet, slightly yeasty, woody, yet smokey aroma. Bright orange/amber colour and foamy off white haed. The taste isn’t overpowering with the 6.5% but it’s balanced mix of slight fruit with the rustic smoke tinge. An interesting but great beer that I will be having again.
Lubiere (10746) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An orange amber ale with a thin creamy off white head, In aroma, fusel wood extract, a bit smokey and smooth. In mouth, a lightly sweet malt with good smokeyness, nice, if a bit too oily in mouthfeel. On tap at ChurchKey DC, Sept. 16 2010.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. pours a darker iced tea color. fruity aromas with light smoked wood, notes of tea, dark & light fruits. mild yeasts. smokes adds an unique twist but i like it
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, light grass, malt, slight smoke, slight Bamburg wood, slight smoked meat, and Belgian yeast. Poured a muddy amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter. Tastes of smoke, malt, light Belgian yeast, slight Bamburg wood, slight smoked meat, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, light smoke, slight smoked meat, slight Belgian yeast, and a hint of Bamburg wood in the dry finish.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bottle from Dranken Geers. The last De Dochter beer I had was world class, what’s this one got up its sleeve?....rauchmalt and milk chocolate, by the sniff of it. Pours clear copper, pinkish like papaya flesh with the bits in, below a fine beige slick. Soft and lactic with a slightly earthy, brackish, orange-accented puff of tobacco. Brazen wood and a suggestion of mango in the dregs. The rauchmalt returns in a finely sieved, peaty aftertaste. Tasty, but I expected more.
thornecb (4694) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Molasses aromas. Thin with slightly smoked, dark sour pit fruit.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy ginger coloured beer with a small white head. No smoke for me, but instead very spicy and yeasty. Fizzy fruits and lots of hops. Some carbonation prickle too. Not bad.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a tulip glass poured out of a bottle. Pours amber brown with a thick and highly carbonated white head. Aroma of funky yeast, grass and smoke. Taste is interesting; Sort of a dry bready flavor with a mild sweet and smoky flavor on the way down. Nice body and the carbonation isn’t overwhelming.