VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Tar, smoke, syrup and malts. Nice light smoked beer.
ogivlado (6659) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml. -Amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, distinct smoked ham in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, smoked bacon and touch of wood with rather flat smokey finish. Pleasant but a bit watery.
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the source bottle. Pours amber color, off white foamy head. Nose: very mild smoked notes, provola cheese. Mouth: watery, hoppy accent, malty in a way but hops dominate the floor.
efeesse (300) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer with gold color, strong wheat flavor, soft carbonized, not much foam, sold in 50cl bottle (in Hirschaid).
Mortlach (1477) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @FrankenBierFest, la Limonaia di Villa Torlonia (Rome). Pours amber with a medium head. Flavour is smoked malt, bread, biscuit, grain, maize, hops. Flavour is delicate smoke, malt, low sweet leading to a bitter end, a bit watery, easy to drink and fresh, amazing! Light body, medium carbonation. Amazing brew!
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Vova. Clear amber.
Nice aroma of smoked salami and kabanos and malt. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and smoked sausages. Medium-bodied. Nice.
Benzai (11368) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to bierkoning] @ home. Clear amber-brown color, average to medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malty and moderately smoky. Taste malts, smoke, some hops, lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Quite nice, one of the better smoked beers Ivé had (and I must add smoked beers aren’t really my thing..).
culchiem (3153) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the pub. Lively caramel with a medium head. Aroma is mainly grain with a bit of ham. Flavour is malty smoke, a little bacon, dry date finish
worldbeertaste (1780) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper with a medium white, lasting, head. Smells of smokey ham right away with caramel, malt and light fruit. Medium oily body with medium carbonation. It starts off with smokey meat with caramel and malt and finishes with a slightly burnt, grass bitter end. Defiantly enjoyed drinking it and easily would have more.
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Keg at Vagabund, Berlin, 20140419) The beer poured copper coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and it lasted long. Aroma had caramel, smoke, malts and smoked ham. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, caramel, smoke, molasses, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had smoke, caramel and bitterness. A nice balanced smoked brew but a bit too sweet.