Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of fruittiness, straw, light toasted malt and light smoke. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, earthiness, smoke and light fruittiness with a crisp lingering lightly smoked finish.
crossovert (8593) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome. Not the best smoky rauchbier but for an Americna brewery not bad. Make it a regular!
3fourths (8456) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. lightly hazed amber orange body with a small white head, short retention, no lacing, light effervescence. mild nose of clover honey malt, no hop aroma, smoked malt comes across as honey-glazed smoked ham with a bit of a roasted cashew smell. some smells and gulps there are traces of grape-flavored gum, powder and all. may be some esters, may just be the malt. sweet taste, medium body, low, round, full carbonation, but the malt drags on the tongue a little bit; a little harsh and a little too sludgy, something I see more often in American lagers than German. faint lingering traces of honey and ham in the finish turn to buttered corn rice cakes and twangy sweet-n-low. thankfully it has a clean profile, no major fermentation flaws, only a small bit of flint and charcoal but that could be from the smoked malt, and it’s very faint. as a whole it just doesn’t integrate well or create depth or intrigue. it’s a decent beer, just a simple one.
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, some smoke scent. Malty, some smoke taste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of some caramel, toffee, slight cherrywood smoke, bacon, hints of earth, spice, vanilla, very campfire-like. Taste is a mix of wood smoke, earth, campfire, some bacon, hints of vanilla, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet, smoky. This is a nicely made brew.
DuffMan (7466) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange-tinted gold with an average white head. Aroma is equal biscuity malt and light smoke. Clean cereal malt flavours allow the rather subtle meaty smoke character to shine without overpowering. Nicely nuanced, tasty.
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear light golden pour with a spotty white head. Smoked meats on the nose. Slightly sweet. Bolder carbonation. Decent.
Ughsmash (7265) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear medium golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up sweet bready malts, a touch of honey, and some almost detergenty smoked malts.. didn’t really do it for me. The flavor found warm honey and bready malts at the core, with dry smoked malts and light herbal bitterness laced throughout.. finished dry with a little residual smoked malt. Light-medium bodied and dry on the palate.. tighter, rolling carbonation.. fairly good feel to it.. OK overall.
bb (7194) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Caramel and light smoke aroma with light bacon. Malt and smoke flavor with light grassiness. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel linger with light smoke and light grass.
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Lightly smoked and sweet malts. Very clean finish. Appropriately low bitterness and good balance throughout. Lighter notes of grain, bread, and caraway. This is a very solid helles rauchbier. Lots of very competent craft brewers churn out awful lagers, but this one is pretty good.