maekchu (3259) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Pungent, fruity nose, pureed peaches, orange blossoms, and what seems to be smoke. Hazy medium amber color, thin creamy head, good lace. Big fruity and malty initial, small strain of bitterness. Thin-medium body. Very weird, but interesting. Seems like the pils malt and the smoke combine, and then just cancel each other out.
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose of lemon, grapefruit, light smoke, biscuits, peaches. Cloudy orange with a low head. Estery flavor, peaches, smoke, oranges. Bitter, a bit soapy. A very strange best, though somewhat likable.
c0fein (474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from boxbeers.com
Dark orange colour with a white head. Smoke, fruits, ash, easy drinking.
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Der er nu ikke meget røg over den. Fin pilsner med meget humle og fylde, men røgen skuffer.
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color. A little hazy. Crisp flsvor with a mineral character.. I perceive very little smoke at all in the flsvor or aroma, ao very disappointing in that regard. Solid pilsner anyway.
zgaier (1859) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden with a white head and smokey, malt aroma. Taste is smokey as well, of malt, caramel, and wood notes into the smoked finish.
jjgmd (1926) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
With Z, pours a clear rusty golden color with a small head . Nose is rustic smoke . Taste is very smokey, perhaps a bit overdone . Finish ends on heavy smoke as well. Too much smoke with no off setting notes . Fair at best . Quaff Score 6 / 10
CObiased (257) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours a murky light orange gold with a med soapy white head. Funky aroma of light smoke, earthy hops, barnyard and a hint of leather. Equally odd flavors
jaghana (5289) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml, a golden beer with medium head. Nose is on orange and smokes notes, aroma is on caramel, smoked malt, orange, quite smoked, dry toasted malt, ok even if not that complex.
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. An interesting brew, the crappy pils base is saved by an interesting smoked character but this wouldn’t hold a candle to schlenkerla.