Brewed by Starr Hill
Style: Smoked
Crozet, Virginia USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A medium-bodied German Style smoke beer. The flavor is malty with a slight sweetness that gives way to an aroma of smoke, bacon, and campfire. The beer is fermented at cold temperatures with a Bavarian Lager yeast to round out the pungent flavor.

Adam77's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Poured yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma of smoke and meat. Flavor of smoke with heat from the booze. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Draft: Wood, umami, rubber nose. Clear amber, medium head. Mild smoke, cheap lager, fusel alcohol. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Not overpowering rauchbier, fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2014
22oz bottle. Lightly hazed amber topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, smoked meat, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, smoked meat, bread, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Aromas is all smoked bacon. Smoked, bacon, wood flavors. Solid rainbow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma of citrus and big smokey notes. Same with the taste. Lots of smoked wood, grapefruit, and citrus. Interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Amber pour medium fizzy head. Aroma of smoked pork and oak barrels. Tastes like smoky bacon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (462) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Poured into tasting glass. Amber with white head. Aroma is smoked pork. Taste is smoke, grass, hay. Lighter in smoke than the Germans but just as good paired with meat or smoked cheese. Finish is a lingering smokehouse or campfire.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Akward, weird tasting beer. Golden pale color. Smooth, white head. Campfire taste, comes as a strong after taste. Wasn’t a fan of this lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Appearance: clear light amber with a near white foamy head and minimal lacing. Aroma: smoke (of course), grass, crackers, caramel, cereal. Taste: smoky meat (bacon!) and honey granola, with golden grahams, grass, hay, and some light spice (almost like some rye in the malt bill?) crisp, with a lingering smoky, nutty malt. Finish: Really nice smoke beer. Base seems to be in the lager variety, marzen specifically, all for the better. Excellent effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
$8.79 bomber from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours golden with three inches of white head. Smells like lightly smoked pork and grass. Tastes the same: smoked pork, wheat. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap pour - @ RHP. Pours clear gold orange with medium fluffy white head. Big notes of campfire, bacon, and some oranges. Nice creamy mouthful. Tastes of hopped oranges, nice malt bill, touch of citrus hops at the finish. Nice medium bodied and creamy. Really pretty good.

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