jcwattsrugger (12129) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma ispeat/slight smoke, light malt. Taste is peat/smoke/wood-light malt, slight spice hops. Not my taste but nice.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
Beechwood smoked malts seduce from aroma to finish in this simple but ever-so-efficient Rauchbier.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the misty amber.
-Carbonation is quite prickly (artificial). Drinkability would be higher with softer, natural carbonation, imho.
-Mouthfeel is as crisp as all of their lagers.
-Subtle herbal hops add depth, but this is still a brew for smoke lovers, and smoke lovers only.
On tap at the brewpub.
jredmond (7334) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on BQ2010. On tap at the brewpub in burlington, VT. Loaded bacon aroma, tons of flavor in this little guy. Taste is like biting into fresh bacon. Absolutely delicious, notes of bacon, meat, burnt, roast.. incredibly well done.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de fumée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de viande fumée avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #3340)
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A very smoky and very hoppy/bitter golden ale. Tasty stuff.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is moderately smoky and the smoke is more like smoked ham than smoked wood. Somehow once I started drinking the beer the taste felt uber-smoky. Lots of smoke over toasted caramelized crackers-like malts, Ritz™ comes to mind with its vaguely cheesy flavor. Generously hopped by a strong leafy and resinous bitterness. This is a tasty beer.
Another good food and beer evening at Flatbread. At first our plan was to hit Vermont Brewpub just across the street but the food and beer was just too good at Flatbread. So I decided not to cross the street, because you know, I’m not a chicken.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft, big plisner flavors, smoke, light and tasty, pretty good stuff. I like it
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours red with an off-white head. It has a mild aroma with a little malt and smoke that starts to come through as it warms. It’s hard to tell in this restaurant that has a wood fire pizza oven in the main room though. There’s already a bit of a smoky smell in the air. The flavor is sweet with smoke coming through in the finish and more as it warms until it’s quite obvious. Caramel malt flavors lead into a dry, smoky finish. Pretty good.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a transparent copper consistency, clear throughout, and topped with a creamy white head... Semi-sweet salty smoke and toasted grain... Crisp and lively almost too much with a fairly firm smokey profile balanced with a semi-sweet grain aspect.
Reynolds314 (3272) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light and smokey. Could use a bit more malty sweetness to counter the dry cracker malts and smoke. overall its decent but lacking.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at American Flatbread - Burlington. Sweet, caramel malt aroma, some tea leaves and maple showing here, along with very light smoke. Clear medium amber color, with a fine, diminishing head. Flavor is also full of sweet caramel, with herbal, fruity hop and light, woody smoke. Effervescent and clean on the palate, some residual sweetness lingering late, body is medium. Not too smoky, really, but not bad.