Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, & campfire; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, and some fruit; Overall, a little too sweet - but not bad. onceblind (10593) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Clear golden/bronze with a thin laceful white head. Aroma smells like roasted peat and a veggie and tofu-laden grill on a summers afternoon. Flavor is smokey and a little greasy, yet also with a decent kick of toasted cereal grains and peat. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear dark copper - thick lace - nose and flavor are a nice showcase for the smoke - body is creamy, with soft carbonation - moderate sweetness, with a touch of bracing acidity and bitterness, but the star of the show is thr campfire smokiness - very earthy and woody throughout - not as intense as schlenkerla urbock in the smoke department - if only it were, I would rate it even higher - even so, a great rauchbier. NachlamSie (3572) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pint at the brewery. I can’t get over how good this is. It’s a clean, smokey lager in all honesty. It’s copper in color. Aroma is not overpowering, but it’s not very subtle either. Crisp campfire notes with bacon fill my nostrils with token crackery malt. Nice solid meaty smoke in the flavor with crisp, clean lager notes. Honestly I thought this was not going to be great, but I love this stuff. The finish smolders and no flaws get in the way. If it were more smokey, I would start to bring out the Schlenkerla comparisons. . . .but it’s not. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is smoke/bacon-medium malt. Taste is some-sweet medium malt, 2nd spice hops.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
At GABF. Pours clear amber. a light smoke/bacon on the nose. Palate is clean, with a good smokey flavor that’s not overdone. .Great finish. nickd717 (4889) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
On tap at Sandlot. Pours a light yellowish-amber color with a small white head that fades. The aroma is nice, with bacony smokiness and pale malt to back it up. The flavor has mild pale malt sweetness - like a helles or golden ale - and fairly well-done smoked bacon flavors. A little caramel in there as well. Medium-bodied, maybe a little on the thinner side, with average carbonation. This was the best beer I had at Sandlot, not that that’s saying much. A subtle and drinkable smoked beer. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a clear deep golden with a thin lasting sticky head. Aroma is cold smoke, meaty, slight medicinal and phenol. Flavor is toasty malts, light sweetness, cold smoke, meats, campfire, a bit harsh. I feel like this was way better last year, but I didnt have notes from last year on this one. Ok. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Nose is lighter smoke, light toasted maltiness. Flavor is smoke, some caramel & light sulfur. Lingering smoke & toasted malt - nice! DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009
Smoked malt aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and smoky. Rich on the palate with a slightly dry smoked finish.