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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor have some nice smoked and ash notes as well as some wheat and biscuit malt. There is also some light grass and a bit of citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, citrus and light smoke. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, earthiness, smoke and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering smokey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8049) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Hazy light orange pour. This is pretty straightforward but really good at the same time. Smoked wheat - that’s what it is. And I could drink a bunch of ’em.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2870) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7055) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. A balanced smoky beer with a white head , clear , golden, medium body. Refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5115) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2836) - Melboring, 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.


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