TylerGreenDC (208) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Aroma of smoked ham. Flavor of smoke that dissolves and gives way to a solid lager. No sweetness, just a nice, clean progression of flavors. No surprise that a St Louis brewery would have mastered a central European style, right?
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet smoked malt, ham, light earthy hops, pear and pineapple esters. Flavor is malt forward with sweet smoked malt, light hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
wxman (1338) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Schlafly Tap Room source. Pours a clear golden orange with a classic white head that stays around. Good stuff all the way. Nice smoky aroma with a taste of sweet caramel malt, bread dough and smokehouse goodness. Enjoyed with an order of their crispy ribs for a delicious smoke-on-smoke experience.
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What’s. Not to like. Great slightly. Sweet smoke character and clean lager below tha. Lots of smoke. Draft at brewpub.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
seymour (1319) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted from keg at the 2013 Schlafly Hop in The City festival in a mini weiss glass. It poured a golden amber colour with weak off-white foam, much lighter than I expected. This was CRAZY smokey, overwhelmingly so. It masked all other aspects. I thought I enjoyed some smoke malt, but apparently only small percentages, not 60% of the grainbill. Perhaps it’s true-to-style, and I simply don’t like this kind of beer.
gregwilsonstl (935) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Harsh smoked flavor. Clear amber. Not a fan of this. Sampled at hop in the city 2013
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap room. Pours a light golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is nicely smokey, woody with notes of sweet doughiness and a bit of meaty character. Flavor is much the same, lots of the woody smokiness that sits over a sweet biscuit note finishing crisp and clean. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Excellent rauchbier
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by a friend. Pours a crystal clear copper with an offwhite head. Nose is richly smoky, beechwood, light caramel sweetness noted and very clean. On tasting, light sweetness, bacon, smoke & a woody note. Low hoping. Clean, could use a bit more malt with less sweetness but a really nice classic rauch here.
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, it poured an amber color with a small white head. The aroma was very smokey, almost like bacon with some malty notes and woodsey aromas. The taste was smokey but very well balanced. The body was medium and the finish left behind a bacon flavor. Nicely done.
Iphonephan (2654) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey DC on innauguration night. Pours a clear light amber with an off white head. Aroma of an agricultural burn - but much subdued. Rather thin mouthfeel. Short indistinct finish.