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Yazoo / Calfkiller The Beacon
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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What is The Beacon, you might ask? Calfkiller and Yazoo brewed this beer with some German oak smoked wheat malt, local TN honey, and some in-house Calfkiller-roasted coffee. It’s fermented with Calfkiller’s house ale yeast and unfiltered. I am so happy with how it turned out! The nose is fresh, clean and slightly flowery. The smoked wheat shows up in the beginning of the first sip, followed by a herbal, earthy body but finishing dry and only slightly sweet.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Tasted on draft at the Yazoo tap room on 3/7/13. Pours hazy dark yellow with almost a brown tint and a thick white head that slowly recedes to average but rocky lace. The nose is dusty cracked wheat malt with a light hint of smoke and a bitter, almost green coffee note. The flavor is light wheat malt up front, moving to an almost creamy wheat flavor and ending with a very lightly, very light coffee note. The body is medium with an almost creamy texture, average carbonation and a long strangely bitter finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Chris!. Yellow / straw coloured pour with a persistent white head. Aroma is fizzy, effervescence, light smoke and grainy. Flavour is composed of orange peel, straw, earthy whaet grains, hint of smoke. Palate is dry, fairly crisp. Solid interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at the chriso May 2014 tasting - London. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a big, frothy white head. The aroma is all pale wood, dry smoke and pale bread. Light sweet flavor, a bit dry, with dry smoke, birch. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Modest sweetness to finish with white bread and lingering smoke. Well done.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Lightly bazy gold beer, good size fluffy white head. Palate is very light and airy. Whisper of smoke and very light floralness. Trace of citrus. Light airy finish. Fluffy and ephemeral.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1750) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours clear gold with sour, salty aroma. Smoked malt with light citrus in the taste, with spice, herbs, floral hops and salt. Expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chriso. It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The nose is toasty, smoke, smoked meat, dough, hay and grain. The taste is toasty, light bitterness, clean what, hay, straw, light smoke and spice with a clean, dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Clean and easy drinking, but really not much to it....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Smokey bacon. Clear gold lasting white head. Smokey bacon rather good and drinkable. Light some grassy hop and tang.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrana (458) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tastes like smoke, bandaids, and sweet, biscuity malt. Not very impressed by this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
bottle, blonde yellow pour. medium to lighter bodied. fruity floral aroma. flavor was lihght smoke, sweet malts, fruity & floral notes. nothing crazy but decent

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3786) - - NOV 3, 2013
bottle. slightly hazy gold with a large, fluffy, white head. sweet, floral, pineapple aroma with bacon. like a grilled/smoked pineapple. flavor has less smoked notes but still has a lightly sweetened pineapple note. light bodied, dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
I thought the label said "Cat-Killer" and thats about the whole of what I remember about this beer.


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