sloshgator (285) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
True to the description except I wouldn’t say it was mild-smoked. The smokey flavor is pretty pronounced. This is one tasty beer if you like the rauchbier style or if you like a good smoked ham! Very well-balanced with a nice smokey flavor that is not too hoppy and has just the right amount of sweetness. This beer is something to be savored. It is not just the smoked flavor, but the distinct essence of ham. It is said that the brewmaster, Ron Raike, actually brewed this beer with a ham hock. C&L needs to keep this one around as a staple beer, because it is a true original.