Nordcore (1264) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Golden, hazy with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma, spices and citrus. Killer bitterness, light citrus and smoke ending.
Hrdygrdymn (6) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
shawndjkidd (12) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
just enough smoke to pair perfectly with anything off the grill! Yet still crisp and clean like you look for in a pilsner
AgentAle (1425) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet and smoked roast malts with hickory and light pepperoni. Taste is sweet light malts balanced well with some light clove and earthiness. Appearance is a clear gold with small sediment in suspension.
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, pale gold. Frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, smoke. Taste is tart, citrus, with a bitter, earthy smokiness. Lingering smoky finish. Light body, lively carbonation, slightly oily mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
ryanhunter_4 (200) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured at home. Day 13 of the craft beer advent calendar. Pours a cloudy orange with a huge white head. Took forever to pour because of the head. Smell was lemons and no smoke. Taste was kind of like grapefruit with a nice slightly bitter finish. I got a bit of smoke on the taste but not very much. The beer is good but it wasn’t what I expected at all.
dfearnley (1610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Halved grapefruit with a sprinkling of sugar.
Adjunct: Lemon, not smoky nor pils-y, the carbonation burns. Is this a mislabeled beer?
RhetoricalAns (801) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw yellow pour, multitude of small floaters, huge white head (I wasn’t expecting the level of carbonation on the pour), some lacing, leaves a nice thin cap. Nice round grain aroma, not much smoke but there is a slight earthiness / heavy presence there. Taste i well balanced, again little smoke but heaviness to the grains. Medium body above average carbonation. Could drink quite a few of these.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Craft Beer Advent Calendar Day 13! Really nice pour into a pilsner glass. Medium yellow hue with a big foamy head. Decent lacing. Unfortunately smoked flavoring usually tastes really artificial and "meatey" to me unless done right, and that’s unfortunately the case here. Nice presentation but the taste just wasn’t for me.
pintbypint (3309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown bottle from the 2015 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Yellow colour, unlcear, lots of carbonation bubbles rushing through the liquid, big airy white cap. Nose has fruit and lemon but not very smoky... hmmm. Taste - grains, smoke (there it is!), grass, lemon. Nice overall, smokiness is subtle, but adds a nice touch to a decent lager.