Brewed by Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Traditional Ale
Örebro, Sweden


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Swedish juniper smoked whiskey malt, Svalöv hops Julita.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (2105) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2012
Whow vilken rökig doft - enris och badstu. Mycket trevlig balans i smaken av rök, aska och sälta. Bästa rökölet för mig hittils

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle shared by H.G. at the Zoiglstube. An exceptionally soft body with a layered and complex nose of salty peat smoke, soil, earth, nuts, wood, twig, seed crackers, and more. Very rich, sweet and beefy malt with astounding clarity of all components. Islay-like malt, juniper wood, leather, smoked sea salt, good god. Savory and salivating with remarkable fluffiness. This might be the closest smoke character to Islay malt I’ve experienced. And only 10% of the grain bill being Gotland smoked malt, it really does boggle the mind. Unreal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
I drank this at the brewery with Hans, bottle into a Narke tulip. The beer pours a light brown color with a light tan head. Decent retention and lacing...The aroma and taste are both wonderfully smokey. The smoke is medium to light and totally dominates the palate but not overall. Its super easy to drink and has the right amount of smoke with a touch of bacon on the back end. Super easy to drink. If you like smoked beers this is the beer you need to search out. Brings you all the flavor you enjoy from a smoke beer without all the strength of a Germam rauch. The easier smoked beer to drink around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Black with a nicely lacing white head. Nose is a very heavy medicinal peat, hospitals can clean their instruments with this type of stuff, very well-done and clear, enough to scare away those who are not into this kind of stuff at the table with some smoke and what I assume is juniper blended in, lots of smoked whiskey malts. Taste is clean, sharp, easy to drink sharp medicinal smoked whiskey malts blended with some nice caramel sweetness as well, sweeter sea whiskey, some syrup, medicinal sweetness, heavy herb, what I assume is juniper is. Lightly oily body, easy to drink, wonderfully well=done stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
[On tap at Bishops Arm, Vasagatan, Stockholm] Pours deep ruby, almost black, with a low head. Big smokey Islay-whisky aroma with notes of tar. Flavour is smoke, peat and ash. A big and powerful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3317) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Very very smoked in the aroma, as if a nice campfire just emerged. Slightly thin body and low carbonation. Great beer though, exactly how a smoked brew should be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2010, courtesy of Håge & Berith, thanks! This was a very nice smoke beer that Håge put on tap after the start of the festival. It had a nice aroma of sizzling bacon and ashtray (in a good way), and a taste of smokey butterscotch. Afterward, he blended this 50/50 with the Stormaktsporter (something only Håge could be brave enough to do), and the result was amazing! Thanks for an interesting festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3773) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is smooth smoky malt, some caramel. Flavour is smooth caramel, touch of smokey ash, roast and more. Lazy rate, awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
@Borefts. Intense and complex beer. Thick body of smoke and roastiness. Completed with a nice layer of whiskey and some bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4894) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
500mL bottle, via rickgordon, shared at Kennett Square Brewfest after-party 2006. Pours a clear dark copper under a fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film. Aroma is full of smoked malt with some delicious smoked meat notes. Very sharp and clean. Flavor is just great, with in your face smoke and moderate maltiness. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and a long lingering campfire smokiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very soft fine carbonation. Finishes lightly dry. Overall, this was quite a great Smoke beer. It really was up there with some of the classic brews I’ve had from Aecht Schlenkerla, not on par, but up there. Who would have guessed that this was from Sweden? These guys at Närke are really putting out quality stuff. Hopefully they will step up bottling efforts and get more of this stuff out to the world.

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