Goose Island Samovar
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   ABV: -
Samovar is a dark wheat ale brewed with a small percentage of smoked malt. The beer is fermented with our house ale yeast then blended with smoked Russian Black Tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
draft, Pours a murky ruby foamy off white head nose really grainy smokey grain earth flavors are really smokey ham grainy watery feel but really drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours darkish brown with some light amber tints shining through and a very thin tan head. Aroma is of smoked malts with some earthiness and molasses thrown in. Flavor is a tad thin with some bitterness and some definite meat flavors throughout. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7685) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets and Kyle. Pours a deep amber. No head. Aroma is smoke and meat. Mouthfeel is bitter with notes of smoke and meat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Draft on tap at Acre GI Invasion event (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich hazy brownish hue, a good cakey tannish head, murky. Aromas are good smokiness, earthy with touches of ash, sweeter biscuits, faint toffee. Mud. Big black tea influence leaves a huge earthy muddy feel. Touch of roast, faint anise. Initial lighter bodied, with good roastiness, faint meat and carmleized toffee moving into black tea, earth, a touch of wood. That light lingering meatiness grabs me, the black tea keeps it grounded and earthy. Finish is smoky, earthy, meat grows on with some sticky malts. Really has casts some nice Schlenkerla Weizen shadows. Nice smokiness, earthy with lighter sweetness. I could drink a lot of this. Aroma is a bit lacking, but taste, balance, and whole experience are lovely.

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