BeckaBenge (2) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great fall tailgating beer. Loved the smokey/woodsey scent and taste. it would be nice to purchase a six of that instead of 3 in a sampler
mbgrayson (520) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque orange, with light tan head. Aroma of malt. Taste of smoke and malt. Fairly complex, drinkable, and smooth. Thumbs up.
BillWyce (694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured clear amber with a small, white head. Aroma was smoky with mild earthy undertones. Medium-bodied with a moderately long finish. Flavor of wood smoke with a mild malt sweetness beneath. The smoke was notably milder than the German offerings (Aecht Schlenkerla), but that allowed more of the malt to show through. Didn’t like it as much as the more traditional versions of the style, but still a good showing and a decent intro for those who may not be familliar with the style.
beerfest5 (1125) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A style that I am still trying to wrap my head around after trying a few traditional bamburg offerings. Had this one with some smoked sausages for authenticity and they went together like peanut butter and grape jelly. I found this to be a little easier on the palate than the other rauchbiers I’ve had.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A style I’m trying to familiarize myself with and really can’t drink a whole bottle quite yet. I do enjoy the first half and then after that it is too overwhelming for me. Dark orange almost brown pour, nice head. Aroma of smoke is dominant. Flavor is smokey with a bit of sweetness to round it out.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brief write up; from Fall 2011 notes. Wasn’t at all impressed with this one; although I’m no fan of smoked beers (or smoked anything), the problem with this one is that it’s too one note with the smokiness; I wanted more of the maltiness to help soften the smoky, woody flavors. Almost like licking a charred log in terms of taste. Thumbs down.
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle BevMo: Aroma is faint with a minimal smell of smokiness while there is no trace of malts or hops. Appeared as a medium brown hue and created a little topping. The flavor was bland with only a taste of malts and smoke carrying this beer through. Boring and bland and nothing worth buying again.
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze color with almost no head. Aromas mainly of caramel malt with faint smoke,sweet on the palate with caramel flavors and a tinge of fruit,the smoke is subdued and relegated to a minor role.
Naka (703) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of molasses and smoky beef jerky. Flavor has a lot of porter character, but is just smoky and delicious. Medium body with a very smoky finish. I love rauchbeer.
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is the worst Sam Adams brew I’ve tried. Overly burnt. Tastes like ash and smoke.