BeerandBlues2 (9465) - 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.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a clear, golden orange appearance with a white head. Smoky meaty, caramel, lightly fruity aroma. Toffee, smoked ham, light ashy, pear flavor. Pretty tasty.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden/amber with a small white head. The aroma has peat smoke (not meaty), smooth caramel, bready malt, some cereal and a hint of spice. It has a medium/light body that is a bit rough with carbonation, but still has a smooth slickness to it. The flavor starts with the peat smoke, but it has a lot of sweet bready malt that offsets it nicely. The finish shows a bit of spicy hops and has a nice balance of malt, smoke and hops. This is one of the cleanest tasting smoked beers I’ve had.
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.
Iphonephan (3066) - 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.
jandd1983 (2505) - 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.
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a copper color with white head. Smoky, malty, firewood flavors. Pretty good rauchbier.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - 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
Narnad (1454) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3-23-2014 Deep golden-orange color and almost zero head but nice lacing. Nose is very plain with not much strong smoke presence but does have an overall sweetness too it. Flavor starts out with a smooth cherry wood flavor, sweetness from the malt really balances the smooth smoke presence. Light fruity flavor with notes of apple and tart cherry. Body is modest with a light oily mouthfeel and low carbonation that accentuates this. Overall a well balanced but a bit on the sweet side. I love the beechwood smoke in this brew that lends a nice smooth smokiness.