Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS. Hazed golden with a blotchy off white head. Not a lot of flavor. Some grass and cat pee. Soft malts lead to a dry finish. Some earth and a wisp of smoke.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with a fluffy white head. Sweet malts and a touch of smoke on the nose. Flavor follows suite. Needs a blast of more smoke
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Von Durham Rauche
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: clear gold, frothy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, hint of smoke
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, just a hint of smoke, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
emacgee (4407) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WBF. Pours a translucent pale yellow with a one finger white head. The nose shows some hay, mild smoke, dirty barnyard character. Flavor is smoky, musty, taste some hay, also a barnyard element. Shows a soft carbonation on the palate.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Very earthy aroma with light smoke, caramel and leafy hops. Taste is earthy notes, smoke and caramel. Medium bodied.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold pour with no head. Aroma of smoke and wood. Flavor was strong smokey, same in the aftertaste. This would be better paired with food probably, but not so great by itself.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour from Broad Street Cafe. Pours clear golden with no head. Still as a pond. Looks like a flat lager. Body has a bit more heft, but I might have been fooled by the room temperature pour and stillness. Nose of sweet grains and slight smoke and charred wood. The smoke is subtle, but it comes out just a bit more on the taste. Would have liked more smoke, but this was decent... I’m always a sucker for a cask...