Douberd (3457) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle, 500 ml, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 6.5%
Very dark orange copper, almost red colour on the body, with a tall and thick off white head. Good retention, medium lacing remains on the glass. Body is crystal clear with continuous slow activity in it.
Aroma has just a touch of smoke, enough but not anything extreme. Aroma of malts is following, along with some spices.
Taste is lighty smokey at first, followed by a malty sweetness and fruity flavours such as green apples.
Medium thin body. Carbonation is soft, a bit low though.
Overall a good beer for someone who wants to start with smoked beers as it’s not overwhelming.
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish amber colour with a slim slightly off-white head. Nose and taste are light, almost IPA-like with red fruits and malts and a nuanced smokey aftertaste with some hoppy bitterness. Lively mouthfeel. Very drinkable for a rauchbier.
deyholla (8573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at De Dire Dorstige Herten. Pours a clear amber red with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a light smoke/smoked meat with sweet grains and bread. Flavor has a combination of bread, light sweet grains and light smoke.
hansvf (396) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rook bier uit Nijmegen . mooi amberkleurig. Lekker rokerig, maar niet heel super.. Lastige
kermis (7727) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of smoke, caramel, malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
ThirstyBird (2258) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a tiny loose tan head. Smell is malt, some smoke, armpits. Taste is smoke and caramel malt with some fruit filling in and a somewhat dry finish. Very mild carbonation, oily texture and medium body.
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gedronken @Qdt, met dutchdrebus, joes en benzai, bruin en helder van kleur, geen schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt een beetje gerookt, zoet, bitter,
DutchDrebus (4946) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ #Bexit tasting thx to ansjelaah. Copper colour with a small white head. Smells malts, just slightly smokey, hay. Tastes smoked, malts, bacon. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (11045) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Ansjelaah @ QDT 13. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, smoked malts, lightly bitter. Not bad imo, because it’s only lightly smoked even I can quite easily drink it. Low to medium body and carbonation.
Countbeer (5504) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized vast and thick and slowly changing creamy foamy head on top of a cloudy dark orange to amber colored beer but when some light comes through it turns into a more cloudy ruby colored beer.
Aroma is pretty easy and gentle for a rauchbeer: some lightly smoked malts, some malty cream, lightly smoked herbs and a slight hint of bacon.
Flavours of pilsmalts, smoked malts, some herbal flavours, some smooth bitters, light smokey tone and some honey. Easy, balanced and tasty!
Aftertaste is lovely malty, bitter, light herbal and pilsmalts.
Low carbo, soft creamy light oily texture, good and bit more than a medium body and a creamy light oily texture.
Fine and balanced beer which I would sure like to drink again with some bacon alongside...