Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CBC Holborn Garden, 10/07/14.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well.
Nose is light piss, smoked malt, spice, citric peel, floral, toasted bread.
Taste comprises light vanilla, hoppy pangs, floral, earthy, smoked malt, light campfire, caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent subtled smoked number, easy drinker.
Marduk (2528) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Sweet, malty, sour, fruity aroma. Malty, grainy taste. Medium bitterness. Malty aftertaste. What part of this beer is smoked? Brains?
RichTheVillan (2433) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Craven Arms; hazy golden yellow pour with a thin white head, smoke and lemon aroma, taste has citrus, light smoke, biscuity malts, a hint of bitterness.
rikstar (656) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l fles gedeeld met nikos, een klein beetje troebel met een witte schuimkraag. Lichte rook geur met een beetje mout. Smaak is licht hoppig met beetje rook. Mooie afdronk.
jrodooo5 (925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoked indeed! Wow, this is the definition of a 1 trick pony! Pours a cloudy gold w/ a tan head that leaves some lacing. The aroma only slightly hints at the smokiness to follow in the taste. It’s almost as if the hops in this beer are currently on fire. I respect the originality here but it’s just not something that I would want to drink a lot of or often!
CacheManyHose (156) - HONG KONG - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Craftissimo. Pours a clear dusty gold-copper with thick foamy white head and lacing. Smells of smoked/roasted meats, bit of lemony grassy hop. Tastes similar, but with more pilsner flavours (lemon and pepper). Quite unusual and not overly strong (in the way that smoky beers sometimes are), but definitely a bit odd and reminiscent of food. Body is thin-medium with a little oil.
HKdIPA (201) - HONG KONG - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Clear golden pour. Aroma is exactly as expected - smoked pilsner, like bacon dipped in beer. Taste isn’t as smokey as the aroma would suggest, more of a classic pilsner. Maltier finish than expected. Not bad but not as interesting as I’d imagined. That said, it’s pretty much exactly what it says on the bottle.
jefcon (1359) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting beer. The smoke is nothing like on a rauchbier, but more like woodsmoke, light and wispy. Fine hops and very well-structured.
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, snow white head. Not overly intense, minimally smoky aroma, some wood, herbal hoppy overtones. Taste is initially smoky in wood and ashes direction, immediately erased by fruity hoppy notes with mandarine and orange touch and subtle malt sweetness, before they combine to an integrated whole also including a floral hop note; malt sweetness has powder sugar character. Unbelieveably silky smooth palate. Very nice balanced, a great deal of subtle flavours, agile. Though very integrated, you can split up the taste in plenty a number of flavours and rearrange their sequence anew with every sip - not really palpable.
PotjeBier (1584) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, shared with andrejes, bierkoning, theJvd, joes & benzai. Clear golden blonde color. Dense white head with good lacing. Aroma’s - from the glass: vegetal, sulphur-ish, a bit weird - retronasal: smoky, some malty sweetness. Flavor is moderate bitter, moderate sweet, lightly smoky. Light bodied. Rather dry and bitter finish, Apart from the odd smell, nice.