dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could stand a bit more smoke but what’s there has a natural woody essence and lets the hop and malt shine through. Way better than any plain lager I’ve ever had.
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice dark amber color. Small amount of head. Smells of dark smokey malts. Leaves a dry feeling on the tongue.
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a better beer than I had imagined. Pours a crystal clear amber. Very slight aroma of smoke but mostly caramel and malt. Flavor has more smoke but it isn't overpowering. Not a fan of the style but this is probably the best one I've ever had. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear orange hue with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are malty, bready, honey, light smoke, toasty, nutty and dried fruit. Flavors are smokey, nutty, maple, molasses. Fuller bodied with medium carbonation.
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a cloudy amber color with off white head. plenty of carbonation and floaters. minimal lacing so far. strange aroma of caramel and smoke. almost a semi sweet smell. flavor is well...caramelly sweet smoke. almost a medium bodied lager but this is not a good smoked beer.
Onionkid (360) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours red with a small head. Aroma has malts and caramel, kinda boozy. Nice, smoky and sweet flavor, malty overall. Little chocolatey at the end. Pretty decent. 4.5% alcohol.
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo: Poured a dark natural golden honey color that appeared as a burnt amber hue while only a thin layer of head graced the top of my beer. The aroma was full bodied with a rich base of caramel malts that really gives off a scent of smokiness. The flavor is pure rauch with a thick taste of smoked malts that makes this beers one the better rauch or amber style beers I’ve come across.
airrick2003 (411) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: very clear bronze to amber color, small tan head
Aroma: rich malt, roasted malt, pretty intense aroma
Taste: coffee, smoky, strong dark malt for an amber, some hops show themselves on the finish
Palate: highly carbonated, not dry at all, minimal aftertaste
Overall: pretty strong malty smokiness dominates this beer, pretty good I just prefer more hops than malt
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travita (3693) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The look is clear, off white head, and amber in color. The smell is smoke, plastic, malt, band aid, and ok. The taste is blah, malt, water, caramel, and smoke.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Amber and clear with a good sized cream colored head. Aroma is of charcoal, ash, smoke, vinegar. Taste is of leather, smoke, plastic, light ash and malt.
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Gingerman with Linh. Pours a clear copper/amber body with thin white head. Aroma is light smoked malt, but very faint overall. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet smoke, fruity malt, burnt plastic and light bandaids.