Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy blond-tan, thin white head. Aroma is light, with hints of smoke. Soft and oily palate, with gentle smoke. The malt balance is a bit sticky and maybe even plasticy.
ALLOVATE (2861) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting @ Cellarbrations Carlisle Carpark Brewday.
Bright, orange amber with a loose head of fluff. Subtle aroma harbours hints of smoked meats, granola and spicy rye bread, stonefruit, and a touch of anchovies out of leftfield. Pleasantly malty on the palate with an ever present rauch malt background. Esters of peach and nectarine add a juicy sweetness to it whilst a peppery finish gives way to a long smoky aftertaste. Quite light in body and racy in mouthfeel with enough going on to keep it interesting. This was deliciously refreshing. A superbly balanced session ale. Good stuff!!
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a nice golden amber with small white head. Aromas of smoke ham and some grain. Flavours of sweet grain with just a hint of the smoke in support. Taste doesnt quite live up to the the aroma but nice all the same. Medium mouthfeel
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried back in Sept 11. Clear bronze body with mainly lasting head. Ham/bacon flavours in the taste with some ash in the malty aroma. Was called De ville Smokey Ale.
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biero. Nice and complex. Aromas of smoke, caramel, apple, and grain. Taste is sweet, with light sourness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.