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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Fire in the Ham Caution! This is an intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brewís malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. Aromas of campfires, smoked ham, and bacon dominate a soft malt and hop backbone. Although hard to believe, this beer is vegan friendly. OG 13 Plato / IBUs 20 / ABV 5.4%

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1085) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle poured a slightly hazy yellow hue w/ white fizzy mostly diminishing head and good lacing. Light aroma of smokey toast. Initial flavor light acidic to a light bitter finish. Tastes are smoke, lemon, grass, and cereal. Light bodied, watery texture, soft carbonation, and a light metallic feel in the finish. One of the better smoked beers Iíve had seems a bit smokey at first sip, but the flavor is of short duration making it an enjoyable drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1226) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Tap. Clear golden pour with a nice white head. Smoke, ham, bacon, wood. A lot of smoke. Interesting beer but I canít have a lot of this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is ham and sausage and malt. Taste is smoky and a little sweet. Smoke is everywhere. The smoke is good. The beer is good. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (1211) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2015
500ml bottle pours clear rusty amber with small finger of head. Nose is pretty much straight smoke, toasty grain, creamed corn, light hay spice, some round fruit. Taste is dominated by smokey grain, some round bitter apple sauce fruit, potato, light crust, corn, meats. Finishes mostly dry, lingering smoke, creamed corn chowder, some bready toast, some bitterness and grain. Not unpleasant but pretty one note, probably donít need to revist this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle: Super cloudy, toasted golden color. Soapy khaki-tinted head that fades to a collar quickly. Aroma of peated mats, lightly meaty smoke, faint bacon, salt, some toasted cereal grains. Taste is less meaty & more just smoke heavy. Liquid smoke, peat, mild campfire, toasted grain, pale malt, straw, a touch of grassiness. Mild char towards the finish. Light-medium bodied. A little subdued over all but still pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. golden orangish pour. good dose of smoke/smoked meat in aroma & flavor. medium to fuller mouthfeel. Easy drinking. good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7876) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Clear, bright golden color. Nose of smoked ham, brown sugar added and baked. Very smoky flavor, ham, lightly malty, great balance. A well done version of a pale and smoky beer where the smoke flavors can stand out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
bottle from the great phatdog. love this brewers other beers. not a fan of this one - I didnít get much smoke in taste nor aroma. I didnít get much of anything in taste or aroma - meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4348) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from Sav Mor Liquors, drunk 4/5/14
Glassy, clear, soft-rosy/orange colored body is topped by a beige head that recedes slowly to cover.
Caramel mixes with smoke in the nose, rather sweet and bacony, with lots of black pepper, soft vanilla notes and a bit of raisiny-like sweetness. The smoke isnít dominant here. Didnít think it really faded that fast, but this certainly is to the contrary. I think this is what, 9 or 10 months old? No signs of oxidation, just lots of maltiness.
The flavor is more of the same, somewhat tired body is low on carbonation, with some sugary, bordering syrupy caramel notes more than balancing the light smoke phenols. No flaws or anything, just without the big smokiness, itís a touch too sweet and Iím surprised how little carbonation is left. Will be curious to try an aged bottle of Smoked Marzen and see what happens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (566) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 18, 2014
It pours a hazy straw gold with a couple of inches of foam, some awesome lacing left behind as the foam shrinks slowly. It smells like a lovely breakfast minus the eggs; smoked ham, big on bacon aromas, it has my attention 100%. Tastes just like what I smelled. Big bacon, ham, yeah, the smoke IS intense and is not for the timid but Iíve never been accused of being timid. It comes in a 16.9 oz bottle and Iím sure, after Iím finished, I would not yearn for another but thatís no slant on the brew at all. Sometimes one and done works. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. This beer was, as I have finished, a real treat for me. Thanks again, Kevin!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Nose brings out lots smoke, but not of the ashtray kind, but lighter. Flavour is similar, with notes of smoke and to an lesser degree, corn. The smoke is very prominent, drowning out everything else that might be there otherwise. Decent stuff - a drinkable not-too-overpowering smoked lager.

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