weark (608) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge / Clear golden orange color, fast disappearing white head / Aroma of smoked meat, wood smoke, yeasty, hints of earthy hops / Flavor is malty, yeasty, smoke meat, ashes / Light body, medium bitterness, rough, medium rough smoky finish / not bad but lack of body, too smoky, result : a not well balanced beer
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy amber beer with a little persistent foam; solid aroma of smoked bacon and ashtray; quite thin-bodied, low carbonation, earthy and smokey finish - could definitely benefit of some more malt backbone
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-06-29 and 2013-06-25, growlers from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier; brewed 18 April 2013
It pours a beautiful amber color, cloudy, with copper-red reflex, and generous creamy head. Very nice aroma of smoked malt, persistent but elegant, with notes of campfire. The mouthfeel is smooth; flavor of roasted malt, some caramel, and an interesting subdued biscuity note; overall very dry; strong bitterness, with a bit too much grass and yeast in the final.
Very good and fresh sample; compared to the Aecht Schlenkerla benchmark, this one is drier, the smoked malt is well present but less fat, no schinken, and more bitter.