Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
EBF2008. The color is warm golden and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of smoke, salami and smoked eel. The flavour has sweetness and notes of salami and smoked eel. It’s OK, but I prefer a smoked beer to be less sweet.
Theis (14274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF. Clear dark amber - white head. Nice clean aroma/taste and body. Lovely smoked, caramel, berries, fruity, maber malts. Nice.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. "Dust & must" aroma. Good dark amber looks - very clear. Very lively at first (the first glass the barman poured was nothing but foam!) but then settles down. Has the expected smoked beer flavour (it has 40% Bamberg rauch malt after all!) but not as good as the authentic stuff from Schlenkerla I’m afraid.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head quickly disappears. Amber body. Smoky apple and caramel aroma. Dry-sweet fruity smoky apple taste with caramelly charcoal notes. Mild, balanced, harmonic. Dry dusty grainy smoky aftertaste. Body is thin and delicate. Very nice! (0.1l taster draft at EBF ’08.)
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Teerenpeli, Lahti. Clear amber colour with a small head. Smoked malt aroma. The flavour is also smoky and malty with some sweetness. Light to medium bodied, not much aftertaste. The beer was not bad, a bit thin but drinkable.
MiP (14047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, 5.0% at EBF08. Weak smoke aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Big stable creamy tan head. Good smoked flavour, smoky and nice. Some burnt wood, hint of ham.
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is smoked and slight plastic like aroma. Smoked and towards meady malt base flavour with a mild acidic note. Smoked and dry into the far finish. Good one.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011 First rating
Draught at EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet and smoke scent, also apples. Smoke taste. Not much aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Draught at the brewpub in Helsinki on July 21, 2011
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet, smoke taste, rather mild. Faint smoke and sweet aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet and smoke scent.
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at EBF 2008. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Fruity and caramelly malt aroma with some soft smoked notes. Dry and bitter finish.
liinis (1667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this was draught at Teerenpeli Kaisaniemi Helsinki when it still was there.
Some strange thing about the smokyness like it came from the grease of a smoked ham (mildly). I happen to like smoked ham...