onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Clear copper with a thin white cap. Smells like British mineral water and weird dark eastern European bread, and a bit of peat smoke. Flavor is much cleaner, leaning on peat smokiness on a light semi-sweet body, with some earthiness and a bit of an herbal tone. A little too light but I like the tone of it.
polomagnifico (1144) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. aroma has notes of smoke, cereal malts, lager yeast. medium amber hue with an average white head. little lace. flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. palate is medium bodied and watery average. overall a forgettable beer.
maxwelldeux (2696) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with a moderate head. Has a very heavy smoky smell to it that is very inviting. The taste is devoid of smoke, though not bad.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear reddish copper with a half finger tan head that fades pretty quickly. Ok lacing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma moderate smoke, light coffee, caramel, and toasted malt. Not really any hops detectable.
The taste has a pleasing smoke mixed with a healthy dose of toasted malt. Kind of tastes like an amber with a little smoke added. Some toffee and caramel. A slight tartness on the tip of the tongue along with a moderate bitterness finishing slightly sticky. Mouthfeel terrible though being extremely thin and watery.
Overall, an ok rauchbier but far from the top in the style. I would drink it again, though, purely for the ease of accessibility and lack of rauchbiers on the market.
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely a little bit of smoked flavor to this but I would probably conclude that it is an amber over a smoked ale. Nice and malty though. Nicely made.
boozedude (1450) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour..aroma I canít explain..taste is malts light caramel ans smoke...not at all what I expected..but pretty decent fir this type of beer
uhclem (325) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma and taste were off. Mediocre appearance and palate. Nice smoky finish, though.
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle to glass; there is the slightest smoke aroma. amber pour. no smoke in flavor some malts and then a slightly bitter hop finish; it is beer but very average...
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this at the smokeout at Samís, Durham. Pretty uninspiring reddish pour, with a medium creamy head. Lots of nutty malts and just sligth smoke in the nose, like an amber lager gone awry. Flavors are pretty bland and underwhelming, just a slight hoppiness to relieve the impression of an amber and only the faintest dose of smoke. Not a fan.
megawill (14) - Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Oz Bottle. Aroma- malt and cereal grain, very slight smoky aroma. Appearance - orange-brown, slight reddish head, quickly dissipates, nice lacing. Taste - wee bit of smoke on entry, mildly hopped, orange peel, malt shines on the finish, , flavors nicely balanced. Palate - a bit on thin and watery. Overall - Enjoyable a good but not great beer.