Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, loads of butterscotch with fruity malt and light acidity, strange. In mouth, a sweet oxidized malt with light coriander, curacao, very sweet... Oh well. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a hazy golden color, vibrant color with a stark, frothy white head. Aroma was smoky bundles of grains, with a salt undertone. Flavor was light salty smoke, some earthy notes. Liked the body, but wish it was a bit less smoky.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Some smoky and funky aroma. Light mouthfeel, slight smoky bitterness with a slalty refreshing finish. Nice, light yet very complex.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey. Wonderful smoked malt aroma, a little acrid and meaty. Hazy medium amber with frothy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with big smoky flavors. Mild wheat and light hop notes. Bitter sweet smoky finish with nice smoky after. A little watery.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium off-white ehad atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some smoked wood, light salt. Taste is medium sweet, some smoked wood, light salt, lemon. Light-medium body.
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow color, huge white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burning haystack on a background of peat moss. Taste is smokey, tangy burnt lemons. Delicious.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is smoked malt, ham notes, peppers, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt and smoke dominant with earthy hops, peppers, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Jow (2534) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at stagshead. pours gold with white foamy head. not a particularly strong smelling brew but odd. Its certainly salty and minerally, you get some boiled ham flavors and a bit of dirty estuary water. brackish? some hops but this is a strange odd concoction.
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt orange in a dimly lit room. The flavor is dominated by saltiness. instead of sweet or bitter, ocean water comes to mind. The aroma is rather smoky with some notes of nail polish.
HeadyDE (554) - Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at blind tiger..golden/ copper color..almost no head at all..definite smoky nose..charcoal and smoke..a strange hybrid of styles that seems to be rauchbier dominant..other styles are overpowered..the salt presence is a bit strange and this offering is clearly one of the more interesting samples in a while..memorable for the uniqueness..not really much else..