madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers to Leighton. Hazy amber beer, little bubbly white head. Palate is light and soft and dry. Smooth and light creamy malt. Floral note. Smoke is pretty obvious but never gets acrid. Light dry finish. Pretty tasty and a little different.
cgarvieuk (14957) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home... Copper orange.... Light smoke... Light grassy nose... Soft fruits... Soft toffee... Light mapple.. Ok
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle) Pours clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of smoke, grain, wet smoldering grass. Flavor of smoke, grain, earth, caramel, and maple.
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks mom for getting this one! Pours mostly clear, red-gold with a frothy off-white head. Nose has lots of peat, some smokey ham, hints of caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy honey ham, light peat, modest caramel, some bread. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, more bread, peat, honey ham, subtle caramel. Very drinkable stuff. The peat isn’t overly potent. Nice.
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, maple, some wood smoke, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, wood smoke, some maple, lager yeast. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (9606) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Tony’s, from the Beer Shop LTD, 19/05/13.
Hazed copper with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel malts, maple syrup, touch of smoke.
Taste comprises smoked gammon, sugars, caramel, syrup.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ok - a little to sweet.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, shared by Steve_0. Thanks Stephen! Pours a bit hazy dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Woody, campfire smoky, caramel, a bit sweet, herbal, maple sappy aroma. A bit earthy, toffee, maple, sweet smoky, light meaty, woody, herbal, light fruity flavor. Pretty tasty, fun beer.
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel brown pour, thin tan head. Lots of smoke and maple flavors combined with a dry earthy lager. Damn fine brew.
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Mostly clear amber pour with flashes of orange and a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is straight-up, mouth-watering, applewood smoked bacon. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is smoky, tangy and laced with sweet caramel. The aftertaste is medium-sweet and a touch smoky. Bottles courtesy of landhoney!
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Wooden smoke, orange blossom and maple sugar suggestions live in this dryish, easygoing Rauchbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the glowing dark amber.
-The maple character is present but subtle.
-The mouthfeel is rather fluffy.
-All in all, this is a very interesting Rauchbier attained through different means than usual while style reaching very similar flavor results.