valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pour at brewpub - actually shared with another as I’m just not a huge smoked beer fan, but this one sounded interesting. Copper pour with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is obviously smoky (medium strength) with some sweet malt, a heavy dose of spice (yeah for the rye) and some ’bbq’ accents - very interesting, and not overwhelming. Flavor is solid - the smokiness is far from overwhelming and actually complements other flavors of ham (yep, no doubt it is in there), spice, medium malt backbone - good stuff. Palate is appropriate for the style, and this is about as drinkable of a smoked beer I’ve ever had. Kudos to this effort - although I probably won’t go back for another, this was truly a good beer...
Christpuncher (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just like the name, this beer does taste like ham. Bitter ham. Pours an orange in color and smells like a pilsner. Very strong. Had at the tap room.
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CraftBeerLvr41 (46) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Darker gold in color and nice white head that shows medium retention.
S: Big time rye in the front of this. Smokey aroma later on, pretty nice.
T: Rye up front with some smokiness up front. There is a underlying sweetness to this but only in the front half. Very much reminiscent of a ham on rye.
M: Medium mouthfeel. Tastes were smokey and left everywhere from the palate and long into the aftertaste. Nice dry rye to it.
O: A nice change of pace, not something I would crave however.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber/copper color with small white head. Aroma is full of smoked meat, spices and bread -just as the name suggests. Taste is sweet and malty with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with very light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This one was a lot of fun.
DrunkSanta410 (138) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at three floyds brewing. Sweet, smoky aroma. Almost smells of bacon. Taste is smooth, interesting malt profile. Mild bitterness backing, but mixes well with malty sweetness. Tastes like it’s name. Good beer.
kappldav123 (4545) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2012. Beer in the glass copper coloured, almost no head. Fine smokey-spicy aroma. Starts mild-malty, modest smokey, not too intense. Finish less smokey, fine malty-spicy. Quite drinkable. Really nice!
sunevdj (3041) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a clearish amber with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Malty aromas of straw and smoked matls. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. No carbonation. Dry, smokey finish.
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is rich, malty and bready, some dry ricey character. Hazy brown color with a creamy light tan head. Dry toasty rye flavor, light sweetness. Nice highly drinkable, little smoke character.
Huhzubendah (2239) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer appears a golden amber hue with a quarter inch of white head that leaves some decent lacing upon the glass. The aroma is of smoke and smoked malt. I don’t think I could single out ham, per se, but I could get a sense of smoked meat in the nose. The flavor is decent and follows the aroma. I didn’t enjoy this brew nearly as much as my favorite authentic rauchbiers, but it was good nonetheless. The body was a tad thin for my liking. A fun beer, I would have it again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-10-2011
daje (1799) - NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, July 19th 2012
Amber body, small offwhite head. Aroma is smoky, mild bacon, sweet malt. Smoked taste with vanilla, rye, salt meat, caramel and yeast, leaving a smoky and bitter finish. Pretty good stuff!