Plaas (82) - Alkmaar, - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very intersting new beer, as close to the original style as possible. Easy going beer with a great taste, luckily low in alcohol. Breadish, soft, not too smoky, balanced. I really enjoyed this. Not easy to distinguish from the Grodziskie (samerecipe with willow-bark added) however.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of smoke, lemon zest, hints of plastic and diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Aromatically rather shy, and not as clean as it should be, but it could be a very fun beer in more skilled hands...I like the concept, a smoked low-ABV wheat beer. But alas, there’s not much smoke, not much of any of the aromatic components really. And again, the light plastic/butter notes are off-putting. As is the ridiculous price ($6 for 11oz of a 4% beer is just plain stupid), so I’m actually kinda glad it’s only mediocre.
RW80 (270) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
appearance: clear gold with a small lasting white head.
Aroma: wheat, smoke, yeast. and light citrus.
Taste: Baked banana’s, some smoke and wheat . Finish is dry with a bit of smoke and a slight buttery note.
thin body, average carbonation.
Ratman197 (8856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, smoke, citrus and yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, smoke, yeast and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lingering smokey finish.
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured hazy, cloudy, pale yellow with a nice forming head. Smoke and charred grains on the nose. Ash and charred notes with sweet malt flavors coming though. Quite drinkable and clean with a ton of smoke complexity. As it warmed, unfortunately a little bit of a buttery note came in.
kerenmk (1880) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks ArizviSG.Murky blond whith white film. Smoked salmon, fishy aroma, tastes smoky, salty and fishy. Light body, soft carbonation, delicate smoky finish. Fun!
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smoked sea salt, Islay whiskey malt, perm solution / acetone, white grape / pear juice esters turning to saccharin and the smoked wheat turning to unpleasant meat odors. Medium body, soft carbonation, short froth. Lightly sweet, low bitterness, tart, woody. Odd. Saccharine / malzbier sugar and hair spray chemicals in a syrup glaze / glycerol finish. Lightly hazed gold, from bottle.
tomer (1484) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, very hazy lemon yellow colour, aroma of smoked fish with some citrus, flavour of smoke and wood, some sourness and a light bitterness right at the back. Interesting and quite nice.
DSG (4922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Koelschtrinker for this bottle! Cloudy pale yellow. Aroma is smoky, lemony and wheaty. Smoky and wheaty flavor with a faint sourish hint, lemony touches and a fruity note. Light-bodied. Nice, interesting and very refreshing.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Cloudy golden witha lasting white head. Malty aroma with wood,some smoke and a lact-sour note. Dry and thin flavour with smoke and wood.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange, apple, smoked ham, and rye bread aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with nice head. Mildly sweet apple, smoked meat and bready barley malt flavor. Nicely blended. Delicious.