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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Smoked pilsner. I need to know what kind of beer cowboys drink, as I have recently become one. I want to be the best cowboy I can be, and I think drinking the correct beer is important. I already have a cowboy hat and a nice big shiny buckle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (1923) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark golden color with a thick head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and bit of smoke. taste of citrus, some caramel sweetness and smoke. Solid bitterness with a lingering smoky bitterness. Moderate body, crisp and smoky. Not really into smoky beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. A- Subtle smoke, ham, wheat. A- Gold orange color, clear liquid, white head. T- Smoke, subtle ham juice, subtle bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Tasty stuff. A nice amount of smoke to make an otherwise normal pilsner very tasty. All around some good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Strong smoked aroma. Pours cloudy and dark yellow with a small head and good lacing. Smoked ham flavour with some bitter orange/citrus notes. Full bodied. Lingering smokey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1209) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
The Cowboy deserves to have its pour scored to the original theme from Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Okay, to be fair, I don’t know if The Cowboy should truly make us think back to that point in history, but then again, neither should Leone’s films. Damn things were filmed in Italy, hence the name Spaghetti Westerns. What the hell am I going on about? Ah well, I guess the point was to say that something doesn’t have to be consistent with reality to be seen as authentic. The Cowboy is like that. It’s a smoked beer that isn’t much like a smoked beer. Yes, it’s darker than your average Pils with almost an orange color. Just of touch of smoke in the aroma along with bread-like yeast notes. Flavor somehow manages to capture both clean Pils malt and a touch of savory smoke. How’s it manage to do both? Beats me, just gimme another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyW68 (1361) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Yellow pour. White head. Smokey aroma. Smoke and hops and smoke. I’m sure smoke lovers will like. I like some mild smoke, but not into this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2161) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
(bottle) hazy, bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of smoke, whiff of noble hops, then saltiness, finally smoked fruit; dry, subdued flavour with a long, very light bitter finish; slightly creamy palate; interesting

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sir__v (1769) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2016
On tap @ Craft Beer and Co Clapham, London - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt and smoked malt. Woody notes. Taste: medium body with smoked malt and smoked wood notes. Strange balance but ok... Aftertaste: dry smoked notes. Not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1246) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Golden, hazy with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma, spices and citrus. Killer bitterness, light citrus and smoke ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hrdygrdymn (6) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Neither especially smoky, nor Pilsnery. Plenty of carbonation with a head that never fully disappeared. Light, slightly hazy and very well behaved in the glass with gentle lacing. No real hint of Saaz, but crisp and easy to drink when cold. As it warms, hints of citrus push through with a slight pear in the aftertaste. I tried to find the smokiness but couldn’t really, and while I appreciate that smoke could easily overpower such a light beer, what smokiness there was could easily have been mistaken for wheat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shawndjkidd (12) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
just enough smoke to pair perfectly with anything off the grill! Yet still crisp and clean like you look for in a pilsner

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