Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This met the characteristics of the style, but was making me feel a little off. I was fine with the beers before and after. Decent head. Not too drinkable. Too carbonated.Thanks John.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL courtesy of tytoanderso. The pour is a clear, deep cherry red to black tea color. A massive, yellowish head erupts but not a hell of a lot of lace. Nice retention. Aroma is really on the spot: huge bacon, peated malt, lavender, grease, caramel. Taste is heavy bacon, giant smoked malt, caramel, molasses, a little soapy. Palate is rich, oily, on the spot for smoked. Gets a little soapy and thinnish, powdery. Really the start of something special.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haute Dish, pours murky reddish brown with off white head. Aroma has a nice balance of smoke, meat, and nice caramel and toffee malts, with a touch of burnt toast and bread. Taste is nice, with a really nice balance of smoky and sweet that balances to a creamy but slightly sweet and dry finish. Very good.
BVery (7878) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a small but creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked peat. Medium palate but quite smooth. Taste isn’t overly complex, but there’s a nice not-over-the-top smoked wood component paired with just a touch of meat and caramel malt. Really well done - terrific balance all the way around.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A moderately smoky and somewhat fruity bronze ale. Very nice session beer
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed moderately fresh, approximately 2 months after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Medium cloudy bronze body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is moderately smoky (smoked pull-pork) with underlying notes of barley candy sweetness. Taste is toasted caramel, barley candy lollipop, juicy leafy hops, good amount of smoke (smoked herring), pleasant fruitiness the encompasses red fruits, ripe bananas and tropical fruits. Bottle is relatively light. This is truly a session beer, my little 12oz went down in record time. A nice session beer I’d drink on a regular basis to keep me going, and yes I know that using alcohol as a life crutch is never the answer. Unless of course the question is: why haven’t you kill a dozen of people yet?
JK (4916) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a keg at Firkin Fest, 2011. A little light. Simple and straightfoward, with light-medium smoke in the aroma and flavor on a lager beer. Red color. Flavor and aroma is good, if not very strong.
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a medium head. Smokey aroma. Strong smoke flavor, very ham-like. Strong malt character, with light, buttery Munich malt notes.
wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smokey yet malty aroma which for a rauchbier is different because normally its all smoke. The flavor is subtle for a rauchbier, the smoke doesn’t pummel the taste but it definitely is there with a hint of smoked meat in there. Very good rauchbier.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Red’s. Poured a clear ruddy, dark orange color. Aromas of campfire scented clothing, bacon, leather, and subdued chocolate rose from the glass. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Plenty of smoke flavor mingled chocolate, but not quite as much smoke as the brews from Bamberg.
jrallen34 (3495) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Chris... light copper, clearish, light tan head, not much to look at... smoked malts, ash, a hint of salty pork, a bit of a skunk generic finish... taste is a bit watery and generic, a boring smoked lager, some interesting notes but not knocking me over