IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
LIght light color. Aroma has a bit of smoke. Sweet with grassy hops and a hint of charcoal. Like a more interesting Leinie.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very strange flavor to this. The people I was with thought chips. I didn’t know what to think. Pale yellow appearance, no head. Aroma is fresh yeast. Palate is smooth. Pretty ordinary but good.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Town Hall on 9/6/2008, pint appeared yellow, pale, with a small head, no lace. The aroma is slightly smoked. The flavor is much the same as the aroma. The palate cleansing and refreshing. Overall, a nice change up.
pepsican (1395) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
gt of the mw! Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Peaty bog aroma. Flavor was more peat, smoke, fresh tobacco, and lightly sweet malt. Smokey finish. Very good!
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint @ brewpub. Color is completely clear straw color with almost no remnants of a head. Not enticing visually at all. Aroma is very clean, lightly doughy, lightly herbal, malts. There is a subtle touch of sweet smoke. Taste is a bit more crisp with some light herbal hops coming through. Finishes with a beautiful light smoke that sits on the back of the throat for a while. And I get something like just a touch of jalapeño. May just be a cool way that the hops are presenting themselves. Has a nicely easy drinking, light mouthfeel as well. I really like this light smoked, a bit more than the Schlenkerla.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at GTMW ’08. pours clear gold with basicially no head. grainy and lightly smoked aroma. flavor has touch of grain and smoke. enjoyed this one!
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gtmw 08.... clear golden yellow brown with a non-existent head....lightly smoked and corny malt aroma... light smoke and sweet malt that never became tiresome (granted i only had about 3 ounces of this). and i found this quite drinkable which was a pleasant surprise for me.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light in color, slight tinge of smoke in the aroma. Very crisp with a little hint of smoke and hops. Slightly sweet. Pretty easy drinking beer, I typically like a little more smoke, but for the non smoked beer lover, this should be a good one.