jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ WF Charlottesville. Light golden amber color with a small white head. Smoked ham on the nose. Little else. A bit of burnt brown sugar. The taste is caramel-glazed ham. White bread. Crisp carbonation keeps it light and zippy. Not bad.
TylerGreenDC (293) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At GABF. Huge aroma of birch-ish smoke. Taste is of sweet, peppery bacon. Not as intense as Aecht Sch, but closer than any USA rauchbier. Yum.
snoworsummer (2090) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours clear medium brown with a very thin white head. Smells smokey, musky, like ash and meat. Tastes very smokey, with malt and nutty sweetness. Low/medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3506) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy white head. Aroma is liquid smoke, pork, toasted malts, and light pine hops. Flavor is smoked meat, dry malts, light toast, and faint hop bitterness; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smoked malt, earthy hops, dates and cookie malt. Flavor is smoked malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft. Pours a cloudy brown with a small, light tan head. The nose is lighter in the smoke than an Aecht marzen with a little meatiness to it. The flavor has some smoked meat, a little earth, and light malt notes. Finishes fairly clean, but not as crisp or as clean as I hoped. Good, not great.
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Smoked malty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has smokey and sweet malts with low bitterness, and some lighter toasted malty notes. Pretty good.
Drake (8502) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy red-amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of smoke, caramel malts and a fruity finish. The taste is assertive smoke, stone fruits, caramel and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.