Troupis (84) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Over-the-top smokiness to start but finishes well. Perfect with a lot of foods but not great on its own for its boldness. But really good with food almost as a continuation of eating. Aroma doesn't match the taste in strength for me (wife disagrees).
On tap at Bru in Lake Forest, CA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RedSox2004 (1360) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange amber in a one-finger off-white head, modest retention and lace. Big smoky aroma dominates, accompanied by modest citrus and cured meats. Moderate malt sweetness. Medium body, light carbonation and a lingering sweetness and plenty of smoke in the finish.
Ontape (422) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. ABV listed at 5.8%. Pours amber, not much head, very clear. Big smoke nose with lager yeast behind. Drinks very clean: smoke and raisin notes up front. A bit sweet but overall balanced; smoke is strong but not overwhelming.
TylerGreenDC (439) - - OCT 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft. Like so many weak-tea rauchbiers, this one is more raisin in aroma and flavor than smoke. Too sweet. A tentative example of the style. Finishes crisply, at least.
joeneugs (3645) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a nice clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is fruity, salty and smoked with some jerky. The flavor is nice with good jerky smoke character and a decent caramel malt backbone. The smoke takes center stage but is off set nicely with the maltiness. Very impressive.
DedicatedToFun (3326) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice smoked lager, on tap at Smog City, nice golden pour and strong smokey flavor
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at the Newhall Refinery. Pour is clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is smoke and biscuit malt. Flavor is lightly smokey, bready, biscuity maltiness. Finish is light smoked maltiness. At 7% this one was quite sessionable and very dangerous, great beer!
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Smog City. Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is smoke, bacon, salt, and sweet fruits. Bready malt and a bit of orange peel. Flavor is fairly sweet, surprisingly. Salty, smokey meat (bacon). Fairly citrusy/orange peel notes. Sweet bread and perhaps apple.