Gachupines (885) - USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is big smoke with a bit of charred meat. Very reminiscent of the grill. Flavor is a nice amount of smoke with a bit of sweetness underneath. Charcoal aftertaste with a surprisingly clean and crisp finish.
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw colored pour. Small white head. Some lacing. Malt and yeast in the nose. Fruity taste with some malt. Not much pineapple and no smoke.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy bright yellow gold with a white head that subsides to a frothy thin cap.
Aroma: Smoky malt, banana, pineapple. Very Belgian wit like.
Taste: Pilsner/Pale German malt pop, nice earthy spicy Eurohops, a little fruit twang in the end with some wood smoke notes in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Overall: Drinkable, balanced, but didnít knock my socks off. I didnít get much pineapple, appreciative of the smoked malt. Fun to try.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice gold color with a decent white head. Odd nose with a bit of pale malt and pineapple. Didnít get any smoke. No smoke flavor wise either. Plenty of pineapple though. A bit of bready malt too, but not much else. Finishes fairly clean. Eh.
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from State Line. Poured turbid gold with white head. Nose was bready pale malt, mild hops and pineapple. Tasted a bit of a mishmash, with bready pale malt, some pineapple, and mild rauch, and although it was original as hell, it didnít quite come together.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Medium white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, smoked wood, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some pineapple, light wood smoke. Low carbonation, light-medium body.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with a thin white head.
Light malt aroma. No smoke or pineapple was noted.
The flavor is fruity and mildly sweet, but again no sign of the smoke or the pineapple.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. A hazy amber pour with a big beige head. The subtle aroma features some candied grapefruit, caramel, candi sugar, some juicy citrus, and just the slightest hint of smoke. Goes down relatively medium-bodied. Sweet upfront taste-wise with quite a bit of candi sugar and artificial orange juice. Tangy oranges, grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, and a hint of smoke finish things off. Not a whole lot going on here. This was a big let-down.
Aurelius (4127) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stinks - stale smoke/cereal aroma. Bomber, bad label, dull straw-colored beer, white head. Rauch-y tasting, mineral, dry, stale cereal, decent bittering. I didnít get any pineapple out of this at all. Frothy mouthfeel, pleasant carbonation. Cigarette finish. Not really sure what the point to this was. ABC, Betton.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy yellow-apricot color with a large fluffy yellow-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was hickory, bacon, wood and not much else though pleasant in nature. The flavor was woody and smoky with a bit of bacon and charcoal. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
NachlamSie (2755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Bruisiní. Pours golden with a white head. I was a little unsure about how the pineapple was coming across, but it really grew on me. The smoke is meaty and comes across nicely, really carries into the flavor well. This gets smoother and more drinkable as it goes along. The smoke is consistent and well done. I could use more, but it isnít underwhelming by any means. Juicy, balanced drinker. Like it.