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Gopher’s Beer
Brewed at Mivshelet Ha’Am

Style: Smoked
Bat Yam, Israel

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Smoked dark beer. Inspired by Klobaska which is a smoked Czech sausage, served with mustard. Has subtle smokey aroma and flavour.


Leighton's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Many thanks to Tomer for providing. Breakfast beer to kick off my trip to the USA; it’s now 5:16am. Pours a kind of muddled russet with a large, frothing tan head that fades into a short cream. Nose gives off a hefty dose of smoked caramel, toast, ripening fruits. Light sweet flavor with further smoked caramel character, some dry leaves, mellow toasty bread. It’s not as sweet as I had expected, or as sweet as I would have hoped. Light bodied with lively, explosive-in-the-mouth carbonation. Dries out slightly to finish, more leaves, light bitterness, mellow smoked malts, dry caramel. Not an altogether great beer. Quite rough around the edges.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1753) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell for the Gunnar tasting. Clear reddish/light brown with medium tan head. Nose is smokey frankfurters, meaty, sausage, wood smoke, caramel. Taste is light smokey wood, and meaty frankfurter sausage, with some slight burnt wood acidic and charred meat.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle share at craft beer co clerkenwell at the Gunnar tasting. Aroma is slightly stale oxidised malt some smoked malt. Golden dark brown with an off white head. Flavour is smoked malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber-hued brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is smoked sausage, ashes, caramel, nuts, caraway and hints of cured game. Very smokey, but I like it. Taste is caramel, ashes, smoked meat and hints of dark chocolate and soapy herbs. Medium body and carbonation. Quite a tasty smoked beer from Israel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC, Clerkenwell tasting. Pours dark brown , small head. Aroma is malty with yeast notes. Taste is light smoked, malts, thin mouthfeel. Sour-smoked finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2014
bottle from Beer Market. pours a dark amber with lasting white head. subtle smoke aroma. medium body, rich dark malt flavors, mellow smokiness. pleasant blend. klobaska - names for polish smoked sausage. Nice. Drier than schlenkeras.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (955) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 7, 2013
07/11/2013 330ml bottle (thanks Ariel!). Bruna, leggera e limpida, schiuma media, poco persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, leggero affumicato, perfettamente bilanciata, non male! In bocca conferma le sensazioni olfattive, mostra un ottimo equilibrio e una bella beva, finale minerale e pulito, davvero una bella birra! Corpo leggero, carbonazione media. Ottima!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9819) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. dark brown color. Smoke, hints of roast and licorice in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish, almost tart. Fat sausage an tobacco. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle, thnx to Tomer. Pours a clear amber beer with a medium sized, creamy tanned head on top. Aroma is light smokey and malty. Flavour is much more complex, with the smoke more present and slight fruity sweetness in the background. Nicely in balance, short finish, thin mouthfeel. Decent brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (382) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Smoky and roasty aroma. Taste - smoked notes, malts, wood, caramel and toasted bread with dry finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
Bottle and a rather old one. Cloudy dark brown with a big, creamy white-pink head. Dry smoke, ash and fruit aroma. Very smoky taste and a little alcoholic. Bottle’s old so all the sausageness and mustard seed that’s so typical of this beer’s gone :( Medium body, well-carbonated, faint smoky finish. One of my all-time favourite Israeli beers.


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