BAM_Lee (1) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up in a good bottle shop a few months back. Hazy amber, off-white head that fades fast, Smokey-bacony aroma with hints of toast and pears. Smoke defines flavor, with nice toasty malt and low/just balancing bittering. A touch of papery oxidation (likely from age & travel). A touch of acetaldehyde/green apple. Soft smoke on the palate. Medium body, slightly sweet, less so than some rauchs. Very nice, a worthwhile salute to the Franconian rauchbiers, Not as rich, or as pungent as some, but a fresh example of this would be very close and a nice sipper.
Ungstrup (30451) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel and a bit of smoke. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl, caramel and a bit of smoke, leading to a dry finish. The body is light. Thanks yespr for sharing.
erickok (4303) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks fair, orange hazy body but head is a little strange, off white. Bacon. I can’t really get much beyond that bacon smell (which is a problem with the whole style for me). Maybe some light fruit (mandarin). Taste not as extreme. Bitter but smooth still,maybe the caramel sweetness doing its work. Fun drink and nice within the style. (On tap at Botermarkt Bierfestival Haarlem)
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At ACBF 2011. Smokeyaroma. Darkish orange colour with lasting beige head. Smoke is a little thin. Bit medicin. Base beer is a little sweet. Orange candy sugar. But smoke is thin and watery.
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, 7.6% abv, bought at Arkadia Alko in Helsinki about half a year ago. Pours a beige coloured head with fine retention. Rings of spotty lace to the glassware. Hazy, orange-brown body. Inviting aroma of peat and chocolate malts. Mild peaty taste profile supported by sweet malts followed by a very nice ending of dark, bitter fruits. Well balanced. A likable zeeuws bier, indeed (Tromsø, 23.07.2011).
SirLimpsalot (2668) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trevlig, lite sötaktig doft med tydlig sälta. Fin, mild rökighet och salt eftersmak.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko at Arkadia, Helsinki.
Dark, slightly hazy amber with a small head. Smokey aroma and taste. Also sausage and ham. The finish was dry with notes of wood. Very nice!
Quack-Duck (8574) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, with thanks to Bierkoning! Hazy brown colour, large beige head. Pleasant aroma of smoke. Solid malty base with quite a lot of hops, unusual at first, but it goes well with the smoky character of the beer. Very nice.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours murky yellow/brown with a small beige head. Aroma of burnt bacon, smoke, some dark fruits. Flavour of smoked bacon, ashtray, wood. Leaves a dry, dirty mouth feel. Medium bodied. Not my cup of tea,
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 oz. bottle, pours hazy dark orangey amber with a beige head. Aroma of pungent smoke / peat like a fire pit and tobacco like - not very inviting to me. Flavour is pretty much the same - tobacco, fire pit smoke, super burnt / charred malts, with a slightly sweet and smokey finish. Definitely not my thing.