McGarnigle (546) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointing. First, I donít get any smoke from the smoked whisky malt. Iím not sure what I get from that. Spices? Maybe a bit of coriander and white pepper. Itís malty but not sweet. Not a light as many Belgian pales, but also with not as much yeast flavor (from a brewery whose yeast is usually not very subtle). It feels like a bit much for me to knock down despite relatively low ABV and light taste.
JDBaker11058 (1229) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: cloudy cola brown, with a huge, creamy/frothy light tan head and generous lacing. Aroma: malty, like a scotch ale, with toffee, caramel, a hint of smoke and earth, some leather. Taste: malty and sweet, but lightly so, with toffee, caramel, a hint of melon, and just a touch of smoky wood. Finish: that great Unibroue yeast comes through, balancing the slightly sweet malt. Notes: Like a light, slightly smoked scotch ale. Really a treat to find something from Unibroue I hadnít had before.
Chudwick (2011) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle (best by 3/6/2016) into Le Dimpled Guinness - whiskey, ales and smoke? Iím stoked! Nose is the unmistakable Unibroue funk but no smoke. Hum. Sip adds no smoke. How is this a smoked ale? Itís basically a Belgian with lots of effervescence. Disappointing to say the least. However, itís still a decent beer but nothing close to what is advertised. I think the style needs to be reconsidered. The label description says "smoked whiskey malts" but the taste is not the least bit smoky. Did I mention I donít think this is smoky? Cuz itís not smoky. Not one bit. Who ever says this is smoky is smoking crack only because there is no way anyone with a right mind would ever suggest this is smoky. Who says this is smoky? Not me.
PS - on my very last sip, I actually got a smoke flavor. Regardless, how is this a smoked beer? It must fall way better into other styles!
ljthiessen (329) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange-brown colour with a fizzy white head. Orange, coriander, and light lemon and whiskey notes on the nose. A little more whiskey in the flavour, with a mixture of citrus notes, some Belgian yeast, and a lightly spicy finish. Definitely something different and refreshing, but not fantastic.
Beergeek23322 (2190) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/26/2014. Cloudy brown with a short white head. Sweet malty aromas with spices, citrus, caramel. Iím not picking up the smokey part at all. Finish has a light sourness to it.
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange/lemon, coriander, light whiskey and barley malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet light citrus, caramel malt, hay and very lightly bitter herbal flavor. Excellent.
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a hazy brownish gold with an off white head. Saison nose. Light bodied. Mild smoky flavor. Crisp , mildly bitter finish.
Jojojam (62) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dull colored apple cider- not clear. Lots of green apple/pear in the aroma. Belgium spice there too. Soft mouthfeel, very light prickly on the finish. Taste like it smells. Very enjoyable and easy drinking.
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Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Hazy orange brown with a thin white ring. Smokey, cloves, yeast, and white grape juice. Taste is smokey with a light white grape sweetness. Medium body with fizzy feel.
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours cloudy amber, large beige creamy head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is smokey, cardboard, grain. Flavor is the same, light sweet, very light bitter. Bit of smoke. Light body. Meh