blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured honey amber with a thin white head. The smoky aroma is nicely restrained and not at all overpowering. Also has fruity and very light spicy notes. The flavor brings a nice smoky punch. Burlap, jerky, burnt wood. Hiding in the background is wheaty malt and a fair amount of hops that linger awhile after the smoke has left. Very good.
bp (720) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: I’m not a big fan of smoked beers but this one has me reconsidering the style, poured a golden amber with a thin white head, aroma was smoke and taste was the same but it was a much more mellow smoke taste then most smoke beers I have had. Really was an easy drinking beer. The best of the four drafts available for my palate.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears a slightly transparent, light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a mild collar. Gentle spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of smoked meats, doughy yeast and freshly picked, spring flowers.
Taste is of camp fire wood inflused meat, dough, and obvious wheat. Mild hopping comes through.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, chewy, with a tad bit of bubble gum dust sticking to the palate.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ EB+B] Poured a lightly hazy, dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked wood, toasted malts, wheat, citrus, and light toffee. Taste of smoked malts, almonds, toasted malts, and grainy, toffee notes in the end.
TomDecapolis (4223) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap opening night. Pours a lightly hazy copper orange with golden notes and a medium creamy/bubbly white head left some lacing. Aroma of smoked meats, woody, campfire, light wheat and citrus notes. Flavor of smoked meats, campfire, Cheerios, wheat, light citrus notes and some hop flavor.