1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer has a nice beechwood type smoked malt. Clean malt flavor. The palate leaves a dry smoky and lightly oily component. The aroma is pretty smoky. This beer needed to warm up quite a bit before showing itís hand. Really reminds me of beer from Bamberg.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, RBSG Fri night. Minimal beige head, cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, light smoke, cherry cough drop. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, smoke, some orange, bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Beerman6686 (3186) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was nice medium bitter/citrus hops with a nice mellow smokienes to it too. Flavor was a great balance of caramel malt, citrusy hops, and light smoke. Very interesting stuff.
Capa (1908) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with a white head. Light smoke, sweet malt, and fruity nose. Noticeable smoke in flavor but not ham like, just a solid hint. Bitter citrus hops, lightly sweet malts. Real interesting and a smoked beer I could go a few rounds with.
blipp (4880) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Malty sweet aroma with some light citric notes. The flavor has pale malts, light smoke, a light sweetness, and some floral hops. Good stuff.
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest. Pours clear gold with a medium beige head. Earthy hop flavor with malt and smoke. Malty flavor up front with some bread and caramel notes before a bacony smoke finish.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery in a pub glass. The beer pours a medium amber color with a moderate white head. Subtle hop character comes through in the aroma, mimicking the English version of pale ale, rather than the more aggressively hopped American variant. This is also reflected in the more prevalent level of malt character in the nose: subtle caramel. The palate also reflects the more malty and subtle characters of English pale ale. Earthy hop flavor comes through, as does a level of bitterness that is fairly light, and mostly overshadowed by malt. The description includes smoke, but this is undetectable. The finish is clean and about neutral. Overall, a nicely crafted beer that lacks any outstanding characteristic in either the positive or negative realm.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish brown with large white head. hoppy nose. moderate carbonation. some bitterness before herbal and citrusy hop notes, touch of crystal malt, perhaps a little smoke towards the end, but nothing i would discern if not told. decent version of the style
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery pours amber/brown color with off white head. Aroma is not that impressive. Mostly grain with a hint of smoke. Has a medium mouthfeel. Flavor is smoke, caramel, and finishes with a touch of hops. This is a nice brew. Its a bit different thatís for sure. The components described are all there, but just seem a little wierd and donít necessarily balance each other as well as Iíd like. And its a bit too sweet. But still nice to drink.
MIBRomeo (2351) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown pour, thick tan head w/ sticky lace. Grainy plain aroma, w/ a touch of smoke. Avg pal. Smoky flavor some light grains, touch of grass in the finish. odd but ok.