ryanscourt (1261) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2.4% abv, light and smokey. Like the effort and pretty nice. Fairly drinkable. No body though and minimal aftertaste. Little hop bite at the stop and some smokiness but finishes pretty boring. Would be a good fourth of July beer with hotdogs.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Study. Cool to see someone making this style. Soft pale white pour with a thin off white head. Smells kind of ’feety’ from the smoke with a touch of bread dough and acidity. Soft smoke shows in the flavor with some grainy/bready notes. Light body. Dry with a touch of bitterness.
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super light cloudy straw white with a thin head, fades fast. Nose is fairly muted--when you stick your nose in a lot you can smell the smoke but the beer is far too cold anyway. Flavor is pretty light as well as can be expected given the gravity, but I wish it had a little more going on. The smoke character is kinda woody, light ham, and has a strong bitter ashy finish. I wish they had made a smoked Berliner instead to give it a little more going on.