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Smog City Smoked Smaug Lager
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (364) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - OCT 23, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3055) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Really nice smoked lager, on tap at Smog City, nice golden pour and strong smokey flavor

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
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.


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