77ships (3019) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to jfb. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. Nose is paint, new wood, light smoke, touch acetone, touch paint thinner but not overly brutal, interesting. Taste is sour grains, some leather, sweet spices, mellow sourness, wheat, mellow smoke, touch bread, lightly fruity,… Easy to drink, lightly grainy body. Very easy to drink, interesting, quite lovely. Nice stuff.
sloshgator (276) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very unique style. Not too sour and not too smoky. Drank at Redlight Redlight in Orlando. Highly recommend trying if you can find it.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 5 Points Bottle Shop. Boy was I excited about this one. They had me at sour-smoked ale. I guess I was expecting something more intense, but this is not as sour as a Berliner weisse nor as smokey as a Bamberg rauchbier. Instead, this is a beautifully harmonious, tasteful, light-bodied ale. The aroma did surprise me with its assertive Euro-hop character. This blended well with a citrus tartness and delicate notes of banana. The flavor finally reveals subtle smoke which gives this a little heartiness. Finish is pleasantly tart with an ongoing lemon quality. It’s complex and unique.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500mL Bottle at Track 84 - Warwick, RI. Aroma of distant baba ganouj came with salted lemon and grain sugars. Flavors were much, much, much lighter than I had anticipated. It’s a delicate, but eminently drinkable and enjoyable true "session" beer. The crisp, prickly sour mash creates a nice light acid that blurs into a hint of smoke, kind of like potatoes on the grill or eggplants, followed by rich, earthy grain and juicy Noble hop quenching sensation. Very well executed. I love the elegant flourish through many different flavors and sensations this gives. Complex for such lightness.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5/12/12)
Aroma: Sauerkraut, wheat, hay, earthy, and smokey.
Appearance: A hazy light amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Medium sweetness and a medium sourness. The smokiness comes in right before the finish.
Palate: Full bodied, slightly thin in texture, with a soft carbonation.
I love sour ales, smoked ales, and wheat ales, so this is a bit of a dream come true for me. If it weren’t a historic style I’d have even called it innovative. I’m surprised by how well everything works together in this one.
krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It starts off with a slight tart smell that transitions to a very dough yeast scent. It is a cloudy amber color with constant tiny bubbles rising through it, Taste tartness over all with hints of yeast wheat and smoke, would have liked them to be a little more present. The mouth feel is great refreshing while a slight roughness traces over the roof of your mouth and your tongue. The after taste leaves a yeasty coat that is enhanced by running your tongue over the surfaces. like stepping on the sand as a wave recedes. Over all it would be great if the smoke and wheat was a little more present but still and outstanding beer.
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unfiltered orange-tan. Thin white head. Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy on the palate. Banana, tangy hops, mild smoke, clove, bubblegum. Really pleasant sour tones. Hyper sessionable.
envane (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent deep yellow with a white head. Unique smoke and lactic aroma. Taste is medium sweet malt with orange rind and melon notes and with light tartness and smoke. Weird, weird flavour combination but intriguing. It grew on me.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light orange with moderate haze. Aroma of sweet malt almost like candy, grainy, hint of smoke. Smoke more prominent in flavor, not so sweet, offset by nondescript hops, a bit of horse blanket sourness blends well with the smoke. Solid mouth feel and light-moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer outside my normal hoppy world.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly sour and smoky wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color with large white head. Moderate smoked meat and light wheat malt flavor. Very nice - really love this beer even if it is on the lighter side. Danke, Herr Professor Briem.