DrnkMcDermott (2800) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint mug at the Wrigleyville pub. The menu describes this as a "Grodziski" style of beer. Dark reddish brown pour with a nice thick head. Smoked malt in the nose, a bit of wood smoke among the usual cheese rind. Taste has lots of thick malt to hold up the smoke. Invites obvious comparisons to a Bamberg bier, but also reminds me of a peaty Scotch ale. Also some phenol, which would be par for a smoked beer. Very substantial for a beer with "regular" alcohol count.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Bowery during MKE beer week 2013. Dark brown with a thin brown crown. Aroma is nicely smoked with wheat, smoked meats and mild nuttiness. Taste is of smoked malts, sweeter malts, yeast and a hint of toffee.
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/15/2013: Goose Island Casimir... Aroma: Caramelized bread rye bread crust, chocolate malt, and some nice smoke/char undertones. Appearance: Chesnut brown color with golden highlights and a frothy tan-colored head; clean appearance, opaque. Flavor: Caramel and dark malts up front; roasty and smoke in the middle with some fruity rye bread and a touch of molasses; almost salty finish; good level of sweetness and balance overall; complex and unique, but somewhat difficult to describe properly! Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, calm mouthfeel; slightly watery maybe? Overall: VERY good, quite delicious! Quite flavorful and unique, but still really drinkable; Draught (growler fill) from Country Fresh Market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #20 for this beer.
dlbeer (793) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of smoke and wheat. Tastes smokey with a slight sweetness.
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chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smokey throughout. Fortunately, Iím a fan of smoked ales and so I did appreciate just how authentic the smoked flavor was. Unofrtunately, thereís not a whole lot else going on - and thatís being kind. The idea of sitting down and drinking anymore than 4oz of this sounds awful.
ddemmingjr (705) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap from Heinen's so I've got a growler to ponder this one from: pours clear deep mahogany, fluffy khaki head that persists. Nose of smoked wheat, peat, rye bread, peppercorns. On the palate, roasted grains, wheat, rye bread, peppercorns, subtle sweetness possibly from caramel malts, a bit nutty and subtle dark fruits. Such a unique, complex style that we don't see often. Lighter bodied, somewhat dry finish. Really drinkable and I'm happy this is all mine this evening on the deck...
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jlruthven (550) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Craftsman. Pours murky brick red, big soapy/foamy head. Sweet woodsmoke, big rye, bits of caramel and a hint of oak. Taste follows, with maybe a bit of vanilla sweetness from the bourbon barrel residue (or maybe its just my imagination). Soft, full palate. Nice.
beerbaaron (1249) - Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear reddish brown amber. Medium to large beige head, fully lasting with drippy lace. Smoke, peat, campfire, wheat, candy/fruit loops(?am I crazy!). Unique. Sweet and smoked. Smooth and surprisingly balanced to me. Interesting how it all comes together. Not being overly smoked allows more of the lighter character to stay in the background and makes for a fun beer to taste.
DrSilverworm (6420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tulip on tap at Keystone in Hyde Park, for $7. Hazy, brown / red color. Thin khaki head, good retention. Nice smokey nose, good wheaty sort of bready satisfyingly smokey flavor. Hint of pepper. Light caramel malt. Bigger body. Good smooth carbonation, kind of dry in the finish. Mostly sweet taste, in the way an American wheat ale usually is, but good savory aspect with the smoke as well, I enjoy that. Light fruitiness to it. Iím pretty full as I slowly consume this, but this is pretty good to savor, as far as light beers go
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy dark brown with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke and toasted bread malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt andf smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
jmikolich (1449) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmm, not sure whats going on here, the caraway and rye bread is very dominant not so much the smoked here... but a cool idea and decent tasting, not going to blow someones socks off but respectable from goose island.