sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Grand Tasting RBJG#2. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet with aromas of of smoked malts and some caramel. Also hints of licoroce. Medium to light bodied Medium carbonation.
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Clear brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, nice smokey, amber malts, roasted, nutty, bitterness, wood smokey. Nice.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Beechwood smoke and mild hoppiness define this simple but pleasant Rauchbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy pale brown.
-There are no ‘ale’ qualities in this one ; I’m happily surprised.
-Malt flavors are well polished.
-This is not an over-the-top Rauchbier à la Schlenkerla. It’s more of a quencher like Spezial, Hönig or Fischer, to give you an idea.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly smoked, a tad more peaty than anything. Smooth but slightly undercarbed body. Pleasant.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBJG2. Amber brown colour, golden head. Aroma is lightly smokey meat, citrus. Taste is again light smoke, hoppy, malty. Interesting. Would like to try it again.
AndySnow (2800) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Chocolate, smoke, wood aroma. Smokey burned flavour with some chocolate. Well rounded and not extremely smokey.
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tons of aged smoked Gouda. Moderately smokey mouth. Lightly smoked mouth. Lingering Gouda finish. Pleasent
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBJG2. Murky brown color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of chocolate biscuit. Taste is burnt toast.
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nice smoky nose, katusbushi, chocolate. Cloudy brown with lace. Nose is a bit faint but nice. Nice smoky, lager-like flavor. Simple but tasty with chocolate and smoke. Very drinkable, Bambergian. Good level of intensity.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very original beer with a light hazy appearance and with a airy ivory colored head. The color of the beer is brown with a reddish shine. It has a malty-vanilla smell untherbuild with smooked peat aroma’s and some medicinal hints. A little like the aroma of laphroaig malt whisky. It has a medium boddied taste with the roundnerss of pearsirup and some light roasted malts in it. In the afthertaste you can notice some hints of beefstock and roasted oakwood. Thanks Hervé for this rare beer.