blackisle (802) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy yellow white color. One finger frothy white head, dissipates very slowly to a thick layer, good lacing; aroma smoky, burned wood, tree bark (I think), cheese, vegetables; mild taste, combination of sweet, bitter and sour, smokiness, cooked vegetables; light body, watery texture, soft carbonation; mild bitter finish, grassy and earthy notes, and also some sweetness, smokiness lingers on in the aftertaste. Interesting, quite complex in every aspect. Wouldn’t drink it very often though.
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold white head. Nose/taste of smoked wheat, smoked meat, smoked banana and light citrus. Lighter medium body.
fkoolen (343) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white foamy head that nicely laces the beer. Nose has smoky but creamy cheese and sweet malts. Additionally, taste is very soft and slightly acidic (probably the oat or the yeast used). A little more rounded that the Grätzer but flavourwise they’re very likewise. Medium carbonation, easily drinkable light body.
Jow (2239) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Jeffrey. Pours hazy greenish yellow with soapy head that quickly vanishes. Nose is smoked wheat all the way. Tastes of wheat, lemony citrus, peppery, sour cardboard, woody (willow bark I suppose), and light bacon. Nice carbonation and body. Pleasant quick sipper
Bosskie (443) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful opaque luminescent orange hay colour, nice frothy head with big bubbles.
Smell is a mixture of puke, wood and rotten fruit, with some subtle smoke. Some citrus sourness there too.
Taste is very watery with a touch of citric bitterness and smoke. Meaty. Light touch of leather and some fruitiness.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a bit hazy golden appearance with a white head. Burnt leaves, smoky woody, light apple, lemon, a bit salty aroma. Medium bodied. Low sweetness and low to moderate sweetness. Slightly tart. Citrusy. Kind of fun.
rikstar (875) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33l fles gedeeld met Nikos, biertje met een koperkleur geur en smaak redelijk vlak iets zurig, de rook erg op de achtergrond. Viel wat tegen zeker in vergelijking met de grätzer.
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Cloudy yellow with a lasting white head. Aroma of clove, smoke and grassy hops. Malty and spicy flavour with banana notes. Slightly tart and somewhat yeasty
ericdevin (874) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours a medium golden orange, decent amount of white head which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma interesting; definite smoke character but also a some biscuit and caramel notes, like an over-malty IPA. Body decently lively, finish smoky but in an artificial way. Essentially disappointing.
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the BierKoning. Hazy yellow-whitish pour with thin white head. Aroma of lemon rind, lemon tea, smokey, iced tea notes, something distinctly tree-like, don’t know if it’s really the willow bark but it is certainly pleasant. Taste is mild, light smokiness, lemony, zesty, quite refreshing, light floury body with mild bitter vegetal finish. Palate is light, a tad watery, low carbonation. Super easy drinking, I’d have this on cask on my patio all summer long.