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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A fire rages through the depot that brought so many families to South Lyon. From these ashes a new Witch’s Hat depot was built. 1908 is an ale in remembrance of this historic moment in our towns history. 1908 is an amber colored wheat ale brewed with crystal and smoke malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (1857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
On tap at the brewery. The pour is a nice amber color, minimally opaque, with a small rig of white head and no lace. The aroma is definitely wheat based, but I'm missing out on the smoke. There is a nice malt and a good sweetness that comes with it. I'm glad it's by overly wheaty because I'm not a fan of that. The flavor is pretty wheaty and the smoke doesn't come through until the back end. There is definitely a jerky smokiness happening on that back end. That's all the smoke though. The mouth feel is thin and light. No real carbonation and a lingeringly smokey malty finish. Not as bad as I thought it would be ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some smoky, meaty notes into a bit of toasted bread, some grassy notes with some red fruits as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, toasted bread, some sugary notes into some smoky, campfire notes with a touch of bacon, some red fruit, with some earthy, grass notes, finishing slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10771) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft - Lightly soured malts and bacon with smoke. Hazy copper with a decent white head. Light bacon and smoke with a bit of bitterness and a long smokey finish. Smoky and nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
paintedmaple (655) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9731) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
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.

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