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Brewed by Taps Istanbul Brewery & Restaurant
Style: Smoked
Istanbul, Turkey

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Light amber in color, this beer has a unique blend of hop flavor with medium full body and exhibits smoke taste reflective from the use of specialty beechwood smoked malt.


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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
A shade darker than straw yellow no head. Nose is bland other than hint of smoke. Smoky mouth backed by crackery sweetness and faint grass. Not my cup of tea, but not too shabby none the less.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Clear gold with a white head. Lightly smokey and sweet grain, and the stuff they put on puke in a bar...but in a good way (never thought I’d write that) in the aroma. Medium body. Flavor is smoked ham, salty, a bit sweet, and light malts. Not all that smoky overall. This could be a good gateway beer for people who haven’t been introduced to smoked beers. Not a great beer, but it is interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sevenlee (1407) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
Disappointingly the only beer other than the Marzen (which even had a problem) which was available when I went. Aroma is malty with some fruit but no sign of the elusive smoke. Taste is hardly a smoke bomb. Pretty decent but I wouldn’t be waving that smoke flag so much and serve this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: The Port Shield, Istanbul.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Smoked, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, smoke, some sausages.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (765) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Picked up in Istanbul. Pours a clear ambery color. Topped with an average white head. The aroma is not strong but pleasantly smokey. The taste also slightly smokey with a moderate bitterness. Pretty nice.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fayez (28) - TURKEY - JAN 7, 2014
Smoky on nose but very light on palate, taste is very watery and a little hoppy..

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Celikelf (64) - TURKEY - SEP 2, 2013
It is a nice beer that you should try once. Buy it is not one of my favorite beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A - Clear golden with a 1/2 inch chunky white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. S - Brie cheese coated with honey, doughy bread, sour cream, buttery diacetyl. T - Follows the nose somewhat, soft cheese, sour cream, tangy pear, buttery diacetyl. Thick crystal and pale malt, maybe a little thin smokiness. An unpleasant bad fruit character. Has a sour processed meat type of flavor. Finishes malty and sweet. M -Low carbonation, thick and slick. Nasty diacetyl. Gross movie popcorn type of diacetyl. It takes over all flavors and the finish is thick and narsty. No smoke, I don’t know what this is? This is close to undrinkable. Serving type: bottle 03-17-2011

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OytunTinc (1) - İstanbul, TURKEY - NOV 29, 2012 does not count
Great aroma and taste. The one and only local smoked lager beer @ Turkish market. The smoke taste is very succesful, overall it deserves a 5 star rating

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
serjaymz (92) - Istanbul, TURKEY - NOV 24, 2012
Looks like a lager, smells like cheese, tastes like a smoked meat.. An alternative taste from Turkey's first craft brewery.. --- The Server

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bebelondon (4) - TURKEY - SEP 6, 2012 does not count
Felt like you’re eating barbecued pig, but still nice, it’s stomach filling.


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