Jblauvs (1335) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing golden pour with a slight offwhite filmy head. Aroma is sweet grains, a flutter of smoke, and some earthy herbaceous notes. Slippery and lightly drying on the tongue, the flavor is that of an earthy lager with lingering malty sweetness and a whisper of smoke. Pretty good + Great price = Quite good.
puboflyons (1419) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottled version. The pour is golden yellow with a white fizzy head. It looks like an American Pale. The aroma is subtle and played down. I was hoping for more smoke in a smoke lager. But I got pale malts, sugar, and crisp hops. The body was light to medium. The taste is a step up from the aroma with a slightly more smoky feel and a lingering thin bitterness. It reminded me more of a pilsner.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-white-hazy yellow. A-sweet lt malt-smoke. T-smoke, sweet lt malt. 3.4
thornecb (3638) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold into a snifter. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and mild smoke aromas. Soft with sweet bready malt upfront turning to a mildly smoked earthy bitter lasting finish.