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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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A traditional smoked wheat beer unique flavor comes from a combination of the smoky sweetness from the heirloom smoked malt and the spicy and herbal notes from Saaz hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[Bottle] Pours a dirty looking golden color with a soapy head on top. Smokey aromas. Smoked grains, salt water, dough, peat, some citrus and cracker in the taste. Somewhat thin. It was OK in my book. If you liked this, the homebrewer that created it now owns Sketchbook Brewery in Evanston, IL and he expects to come out with a very similar beer soon. Tasting notes from 7/2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Cloudy yellow pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light smoke, wheat. Taste is wheat and light smoke in the finish. Nice balance of smoke, not overbearing. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes, June 2014. Hazy golden pour with a small off-white head, mild lacing. Smokey aroma, lightly fruity, just a slight hop bite, hardly there. Okay flavor, smoked wheat apparent, obviously, a touch on the sweet side, hardly a hop bite. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1572) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. A balanced smoky beer with a white head , clear , golden, medium body. Refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2686) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
12oz. bottle. Sweet, tangy, lightly smoky and tart aroma, some pale wheat grain and vanilla present, with lighter notes of doughy yeast and grassy hop. Mostly clear light straw yellow in color with plenty of visible effervescence feeding a fine, persistent head, some nice lacing as well. Flavor profile is grainy, sweet, lightly smoky and faintly tart, with a mild hop bitterness and faint herbal hop flavor, finishing with a mild blend of spice and smoke. Finely but actively carbonated on the palate, rather thin in feel but I believe that’s more of a function of the style, body is light-medium. Interesting and extremely easy to drink, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with an almost non-existent white head. Aroma of smoke, grass, yeast, malt, sausage and more smoke - strong! Light-bodied; Strong smoke flavour with bacon and grass in the mix as well. Aftertaste shows a slightly sour note with some lemons and herbs, but the majority of the flavours are the smoked notes which are very pungent, especially for a beer low in ABV and low in malt. Overall, a surprisingly nice beer with a great smoke flavour and a low alcohol and body which makes for good easy drinking with tons of flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Foods in Falls Church, Virginia on 03-May-2014 for US$1,67 sampled at home in Washington on 01-November-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2493) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Pours a cloudy dark yellow with medium sized, white head. Nose has a camp fire smokiness to it. Taste is mildly grainy with a medium smokiness to it, not in a bad phenolic way though. Not really getting any of the spicing. It’s ok, seems dulled down, quaffable, but nothing great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3930) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Freaking awesome. I love smoke beers, and this one delivers a ton of hammy/smokey goodness both in the aroma and flavor. Dull straw pour with good ring of bright white head. A little saazy spiciness on the burps! Other than that, a very light bodied, refreshing wheat beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle: Pours a dark yellow with a small white head. Aromas are sweet smoke with some fruit going on as well. Taste is pretty smoky with a lighter wheat backdrop to it. Not getting much hop character at all...with there was some more going on in here other than the smoke that I get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/6-pack. Very good.

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