BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear, straw yellow hued body with a small white head. Very very smokey aroma, strong, woody, leathery, ham, honey and bready. Flavors are very smokey with almost a mineral character, ham, bready, malty, and maple. Fuller carbonation, malty sweet flavors but a dry finish.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Fort Collins Brewery. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with a white head. Burnt smoky, charcoal grill, a bit meaty, light caramel aroma. Burnt woody, chewy char, light caramel flavor. Not bad but not very inspiring either.
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is ham, smoked and light ash malt with light earthy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is light smoke, sweet cracker malt, light fruit notes and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Clear blonde gold with not much of a lasting head. Aroma is heavy with beechwood smoked malts, oak, and light bacon. Taste has a lot of rauchbier malts (smokey bacon) with some pleasant blonde malt action, very low bitterness, and an oaked cereal grain tone. Pleasant.