sic1314 (959) - Leiden, - NOV 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap in the Wildeman. Poured a murky yellowish white a small white head. Aroma id overly smoked malt. Medium body, flavour of some citrus but very unbalanced and dominated by the burnt tasting malt.
Leighton (6903) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Thanks to Paul for some rare styling. Pours murky, pale yellow-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Some sweet dough on the nose, hints of peaty smoke. Light sweet flavor, fairly dry, some minerals, moderate smoke, hay. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish, minerally, some white smoke, hints of lemon, ham, hay, dry dough. Pretty novel stuff.
Pawola22 (3074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Pours a very cloudy, dirty straw and sewage colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is moderately smoked and woody with a good amount of yeast, some fruity esters, a lightly sweetened wheat malt backing, and some peppery spice. Flavor is similar. A bit more phenolic and some plastic to the smoked wood, but not too bad. Some peppery, spicy yeast and a light wheat note with a few fruity esters before this finishes dry, woody, slightly salty, and smoky with a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. Pretty dry, smoky, and woody, but balanced enough to keep it fairly easy drinking. Not bad.
kiwianer (2309) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, body blond-grey and cloudy. It smells bacon, yeasty, malty. the taste is bacon, malty, nice, a bit bitter. 11/13/12/11/-/13
Slayer85 (978) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A very hazy pale to medium golden beer, with a large, frothy/creamy, lacing, mostly lasting, white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately yeasty (leather), with notes of smoked ham, wood and maybe fish, banana and spices/pepper. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, hint of bitterness. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with light bitterness. Different and worth a try.
Nice aroma and lacing, but the aftertaste is a bit sharp, unrefined, unpleasant. Interesting.
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is smoked. Towards burned plastic. Bitter, smoked and dry. Light chemical touch. Dry and smoked into the far finish. I guess there are more than reason as to why some beerstyles died, not sure there are as many reasons to revive the styles.
culchiem (1666) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky yellow wheat colour with a thin head, good lacing. Aroma is light smoky wood. Flavour is sudsy, some spice and burnt wood, finish is dry ash.
Yorker (582) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours murky yellow with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is smoke, salt, wheat, and citrus. Flavour is smoke, salt, and wheat.
ThirstyBird (416) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy light yellow tan with a nice off white head. Smell is subdued smoked malt, roasted barley, earthy, even a hint of pepper. Taste is lemon, peppermint, smoke ending very dry and bitter while being a bit watery. Body is light with average carbonation.
bierkoning (8944) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Blonde, cloudy. large chunks of yeast. Citrus, wood, twigs and smoked sausage in the aroma. Earthy woody citric yeasty flavor. Earthy bitterness and smoke in the aftertaste. Interesting beer.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy white, ash colour, white head. Aroma of smoke, cigarettes and cotton. Flavour of ash, tobacco, aspirin and chalk. Light carbonation, finish tobacco and aspirin.
Positivity point for reviving an old beer style.
(From 33cL bottle @ Benzai. Courtesy of Joes. Thanks!)