Yazoo / Calfkiller The Beacon
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18527) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17284) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12510) - 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....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Cloudy hold color with a nice white head. Wheat, dark honeyed notes, some yeast and the smoke. Neat beer. Hints of spice and sweetness dance in between the smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle at Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is grainy, floral and sweet with notes of ashy wood, ripe pineapple, roasted oak chips. Taste is again lightly sweet and crispy, with notes of wheat, hay, pineapple, citrus, campfire. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, interesting, quite an odd one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2012
This was an odd one. Murky brownish orange and no head. Smells fruity, wheat-ish, some smoke aromas. Very watery on the first sip. Taste is Lemony, some wheat malt, some smokey notes. Dry finish. Not a total lost cause by any means, but maybe needs a few minor tweaks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2013
750 ml. Hazy golden pour with a one inch, creamy head and lots of effervescent action in the body; the look of a Belgian Tripel. Nose of smoky wheat and resin, with a hint of dish soap. Taste is upfront with smoke and light wheat that develops into a smoky, lightly peppery cracker with some touches of wild garlic, green grass, resins and lightly sour citrus on the finish. I normally only consume beer, but this seems like it would pair nicely with some sort of fish. I might take up eating food again just to see. Light body is smooth, and surprisingly seems lightly carbonated with a slight oily texture, and is to the dry side.

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