paintedmaple (378) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting take on a wheat beer,,,some smoke is discernible in the flavor as well as some other flavors not normally found this style. Rather thin body and watery mouth-feel detract from what otherwise is a decent beer.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Smokehouse 52, Chelsea. Murky medium-dark orange-brown body, thin cream head. Light toasty nose. Sweet body, with brown sugar and berries and a bitter, grassy finish. Modest smoke, mostly like sweetened, lightly tannic tea. Not bad.
umich03jm (1815) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample draft at the brewery. Pours a murky dark orange-brown color with a nice head that lingers a bit, leaves oily lacing. Aroma is dark bread and light smoke, interesting. Whoa, the smoke is way more present in the taste than the aroma. It’s more like a pepper smoke than a roasty smoke, very spicy in the finish. Slight sweetness helps to balance the smoke out. Unique beer and I enjoyed it a lot. Note: Listed as 7.3% on the board here.
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some sweet grains with a bit of roast and a backing smoke. Flavor is light with roast and light smoke with a bit of light fruit in the finish. A bit odd.