HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fascinating beer, really a strange beast. Moderate smokiness, comparable to some lighter rauchbiers, but with the lemonade light tartness of a berliner weisse. Hard to drink a lot of, but really quite a cool beer.
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, light smoke. Interesting blend - smoke and sourness. Tart, the smoke makes this a more complex beer.
thornecb (4739) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a weizen. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sour smoke aromas. Smoke upfront turning to a dry sour dusty grape front to back.
nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Orange cider pour no head. Aroma of smoked pears leather. Tastes like tart apples strong smoke woody faint malty wheat background. Acidic dry vinous palate. Really nice to have a lighter sour type beer with strong smoke flavor.
krumbum (642) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a peated version. cloudy golden orange. Smells of wet dough. Great that flavor that turns to band aids. Nice sour after taste.
JBPortland (1102) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 10/13 notes. 500ml bottle pours red brown into tulip with almost no head. Nose is apple, pear. Mouthfeel is sharp tartness on the front of the palette, very low carbonation. Taste is tart musty apple, smokey malt. Finish is smokey, tart, pear. Lack of carbonation took away some enjoyability. OK.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is softly smoky and a little bit of light sourness and a bit of soft fruitiness. There’s a bit of salty character and a bit of lingering oak smoke character. A touch of wheatiness. Really interesting brew.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle cloudy grainy hazy golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is weird! Smokey wheat and spice, yeast funk. Flavor is fruited smoked bacon, apple, hint of yeast and spice. A smoked brew for sure. Light medium body with plenty of carbonation. Lingering smoke. This is weird. Not bad, but a strange combo of light weisse and dark smoke.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber-ish, hazy pour. Minimal carbonation. Subtle hints of ash, tart apple and sour wheat layers, with a mild yeast quality. Hints of sweet wheat, banana/fruit and more ash as the beer warms, though seems to finish dry. Best chilled, not cold. Delicate, simple and refreshing overall. Some age in bottle might increase and benefit a desired sourness. Nice. Enjoyable.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
MaBeer1972 (1418) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Unique smoky aroma and flavors with a distinct sourness. Light amber with minimal head. Served in a tulip. Very nice find!