Whatup14 (557) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 750ml. COuleur or trouble, mousse blanche fuyante. Arôme de fumée, bacon, paille. Goût de fumée, céréales, citron en fin de bouche, rafraîchissante. Carbonation faible, corps moyen.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a foggy whitish with a resilient white head. Smell is smokey, wheat malt. Flavor is lemonade, lemon, smoked, meat, belgian yeast. But mostly smoke. Finish is smokey and lemoney. Some lingering smokey, salty and spicy notes. Light body, soft mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. A very unique beer, quite the experience. Good, but not quite my cup of tea.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is a bit smoky, and somewhat cheesy. Smells a lot like smoked Gouda! Underlying light lemon and a little metallic, but this is like Smoked Gouda Beer. Moderately hazy golden blonde body with a small, bubbly, light yellow head. Starts with a little cheesy yeast esteriness. Becomes a little smoked in the middle. Lightly carbonated...not enough, IMO. After the smoke comes some more phenolic esters. The smoke plays very nicely with the malts and the yeast esters here. I don’t really get too much of the Berliner character of the beer, but I love the smokiness and how this is like a really nice Gouda Cheese. Could use a little more carbonation to help balance the thin and delicate body. Could be very drinkable in the summer.
Jow (1812) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pulled up to the bar and fellow ratebeerians had already cracked this puppy so I tossed in to give it a try. Weird brew all around. Pours dull dusty gold. Light smoky, yeasty, fruity aroma. Tastes of peach, pears, banana, smoke, peppery, pale malts and tart puckering. Aftertaste is campfire
dogfishho (583) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi-opaque golden color with a very dull luster. The aroma is filled with crisp apple, some mild dirt laundry funk, celery, and some ashtray. On the palate the first thing I'm struck with is a distinct smoke note, but I don't think there are any smoked malts in this beer at all. Finishes clean, light, and refreshing with a modest breadlines and a distinct clean herbaceous finish. Might tasty.
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jtclockwork (6881) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle. Pours gold. Nose and taste of lightly tart fruit, smoked apple, smoked banana, smoked malt and yeast. Lighter bodied. Very mild acidity. Good balance.
CanIHave4Beers (2865) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle that drank like a 187ml bottle.
Pours a very pale yellow color with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very smoky, richly smoky! Lightly fruity with some mild lactic (yogurt-y) character... mostly it smells smoky.
The flavor starts off smoky and tart, but moves into other territory as well plenty of light fruitiness, plenty of mild spiciness, and a satisfying sour character are all very complimentary. It tastes like if you smoked and apricot, and that was somehow delicious.
The palate is prickly, lively, and light without being watery.
Very satisfying and enjoyable beer.
crossovert (6088) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very much a perfect mixture of the 3 styles. Really it is decent;y close to a graetzer but not as smokey.
WilderPegasus (28) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow with a thin head. Tastes like a tart sweet and sour saison. I don’t really taste any rauchbier characteristics.
Spab (2083) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a lightly cloudy golden yellow colour with big, tight white head. Aroma is sour fruity esters, wheat and spice. Flavour is quite wheaty with banana, apple and a bit of spice. Lingering sourness in finish. Fine, fairly lively carbonation.