DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, "managerís special" at Lemon Tree. Iím 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 neighborís 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 itís been shipped and shelved much longer. Smoke might turn a little cheesy toward the end, but this is still excellent.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Lightly smoked malt aroma that has enough of a rauch/smoked beer character without overpowering the lager elements. Some campfire/charcoal along with barbecued meat and ash followed by grassy, floral hops, straw and light fruit notes. Smokey but has decent balance.
Medium bodied with a flavor profile thatís very similar to the aroma. Thereís a tasty delicate smoked malt profile that provides great flavor without overpowering everything else. Iím a huge smoke head but for this style itís nice to have some balance. Plenty of smoke, charcoal and bacon like flavor but itís countered by paler non-smoked malt notes, grassy hops, bready yeast and light fruit sweetness. Hints of apple and pear on the back end before a slightly dry finish. Very flavorful while re sing well balanced and easy to drink.
rosenbergh (9823) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. (Texas Wine & Spirits) Carlsbad, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild smoke, malt and mild sourness in the aroma.
The flavour is mild smoke, smoked ham and some malt.
SudsMcDuff (7744) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, 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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a thin white crown. Aroma of smoked meats with a pale malt backbone and some toffee underneath. Taste is pale and smoky with a touch of nobility and bready malt. One tricker that conforms to the law of diminishing returns.
UncleKorm (1178) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle poured a golden hue w/ a thick rockey long lasting white head. Faint bready aroma. Initial flavor is a moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish of short duration. Taste is smokey malts. A pleasant level of smokiness. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and soft carbonation.
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 doesnít 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.
blipp (7865) - San Diego, California, 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.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Cloudy orange gold color with a little white head that fades fast. Nose is a muted Helles; bicuit malt and grassey florals. Nice addition of smoke to compliment it. The same carries onto the flavor, where its evident the Helles has been paired with smoked malt. Good peat flavors. The smoke is paired very well here and the base beer is distinguishable. Really enjoyed this more than I thought I would and would honestly have this again anytime.
TheHOFF43 (2003) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is smoked meats, sweet. Flavor is smoked malts and meat with a light palate.