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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Awesome. Not the best smoky rauchbier but for an Americna brewery not bad. Make it a regular!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
I am getting ready for Bamberg in a few weeks. Copper color and clear. Rauchbier is a style I can’t pass up, and this Lakefront beer delivers. Smoke aroma up front. Semi sweet malt flavor with more smoke and wood. Malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Sugar Maple. Filtered orange-tan body, thin white head. Creamy, mellow, medium bodied. Quite surprisingly well done, this is sessionable and enjoyable, and doesn’t come across cheap or grainy like other LF stuff can. Mild faint hop balance, smooth golden malt and minimal, but present, smoke balance each other out well. I can dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 Medium dark yellow. Medium white head. Smokey, malty and a little ’meaty’. Light medium body, almost tangy mouthfeel in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
A decent helles. The smoke is not overwhelming, in fact its barely there. Almost everything about this beer is understated. A pale lager with a "pale" flavor and aroma. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. A very nice session. Tried at the Cunigan’s tasting party in Oct of 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Thanks John!! .. 22 ounce bottle .. Pours a deep gold.. eeep! .. Medium sweet smoke, quite a lot of sweet syrup/cereal .. Mild mouth and a sickly sweet finish .. A nice smoked but the base and sweetness lower the enjoyment just a touch .. . . The first person to beer mail me a picture of a cat , gets a free pint!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/2/13

Aroma: The nose is fairly malty, bread, straw, some medium smoke, and a hint of grassy hop
Appearance: It pours a hazy orange color with a small foamy off-white head and mild lace
Flavor: The flavor of this one is malty up-front, kind of bready, but not particularly sweet, with a light grassy-style hop presence to the finish. There’s also a smooth, clean smokiness (with some meaty notes to it) that carries lightly and evenly through the entire palate.
Palate: It is medium bodied, with a smooth, fairly clean feel, soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: My first rating of 2013. Happy New Year! Anyway, I found a lot to like here. I thought there was a pretty decent use of the smoked malts, which flowed nicely though the full palate without overpowering the other components of the beer. Something I wouldn’t mind seeing Smoked beers do more often. Overall, I thought it was pretty well-made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bomber brought back from Argonaut Liquor. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma has very timid smoke with a more prominent vegetable-lager character. This was obviously geared to be a subtle rauchbier. The flavor has corn notes and papery hops with a wimpy smokey background, which is a shame because the smoke itself is very nice: a straight up bacon quality. It could cover up some of the sugary corn flavor if it were more potent. All in all, I liked it fairly well. Just needs more smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bomber, "manager’s special" at Lemon Tree. I’m guessing there was just one bottling, so this is time to drink. Golden to brassy pils color in the glass with a steady stream of fizz. Smoke is prominent but not overwhelming in the nose, like a neighbor’s grill smoking something. Smoke is also in the taste, but it still brings some nice light pilsner malts with matching German hops through. I can only compare this to the Schlenkerla helles, which I usually don;t see until it’s been shipped and shelved much longer. Smoke might turn a little cheesy toward the end, but this is still excellent.


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