TorbenJensen (1414) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The foam is nice and stable. The smell very aromatic hard roasted malt and some smoke. The taste is not as complex and rich as you wish. However, it has a good sweetness of the malt and again tasted a slightly smoky flavor. It is soft and round, but not very rich. The aftertaste has only slightly volatile hops.
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beautiful beer! Light Amber color with a healthy white head. Aroma was earthy, apples too. Medium bodied on the tongue, crisp, malt dominated, no big encore here though....just more earthiness, perhaps caramel notes, sort of a strange chalkiness at times near the finish.
conway (2210) - - SEP 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with off white head. Yeast, fruity sweetness, dark malt and very light smoke. Very surprising.
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perhaps this is hurt by the category, maybe "Specialty Grain" is more appropriate. From one of the most actively effervescent brews I have ever seen comes only the faintest smoked-wood scent. Instead, this tasty refreshment is dominated by aromas of apple, pear, coriander, light spicy white pepper and a light bubblegum and basement mix reminiscent of Belgian fare. The curtain matches the drapes nicely in this dry amber pour with a bubbly ivory cap. There is nothing quite remarkable about this brew but it is a pleasant sipper.
Kezman07 (24) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 341ml achetée à l’épicerie. Couleur brune pâle avec une légère mousse blanche. Au nez, il y a de la levure et du pain. Le goût est centré sur la levure belge, légèrement épicée elle dégage également un coté légèrement sucré. Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse et l’effervescance est de faible à moyenne. Pour une bière fumée, elle n’en dégage aucune trace. Il s’agit toutefois d’un produit intéressant disponible dans toute la province.
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 341ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast and subtl hint of smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, yeasty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
deepeary (404) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is sweet malt, fruity, apples. Taste is dominated by Belgian yeast, herbal, fruity. Wit-like flavours. Definitely not a smokey beer, but a tasty ale no less.
kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy light brown with an acceptable off white foam. Lots of Belgian spiciness in the aroma. Body is malts, light caramel, pepper, and allspice. Nice enough but whiskey and significant? I think not.
guil0000 (346) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a small sticky white head. Fruity aroma, mostly tropical fruit with some spices and malt. There’s also the typical unibroue yeast. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet on the palate. Missing something. Not too bad but not their best. No hint of smokiness.
mansquito (4865) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rosamunde, Brooklyn tap: Wow, so I have never seen this beer for sale until now. Now that I finally tried it, I was disappointed. Not only was it not very smoky, but it was also not very good in general. Kind of sweet and herbal. No smoky character. Nothing really appealing about it. Meh. Maybe I would have liked this more had this not been my last beer of the night.