1648 Smokey Nol

Formerly brewed at 1648
Style: Smoked
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Seasonal - November to March. Also available bottle conditioned.

A derivation of Ginger Nol.
Brewed without the ginger leaves this beer with a deep and satisfying smokey flavour. Deeply warming for the long cold winter nights.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ As 1648 Smoked Ale ].
Clear medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, leather, smoke, light plastic. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, plastic, smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111208]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23256) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
cask at bow ... ruby ... creamy tan head .... light smokey ... roast malt nose ... juicy malts ... light sweet roast ... light smoke ... light woody ... actually easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Cask. A bit bitter and smoked roasty aroma but not much. Brown darkness. Light briwn head. Nice medium smoky taste. Medium sweetness but bitterness is bigger. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some wood and mild caramelly notes. Flavour is fruity and floral hops along with some mild maltyness as well as some mild leathery notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (3086) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Smoke, raisin, vanilla and some coffee aroma. Light smoke flavour with a hint of vanilla and raisins. Dry, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1971) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
(bottled) Props out to an obscure UK brewery making a smoked beer , inivitive stuff : I like smoked beers to be aggresive in smokeiness or in my mind why drink them ? a palate expereince thats unique and bombastic . This example has an acidity ,with sour fruit notes but the smoked character is like a burning campfire after its rained for hours. SUBTLE . Smoke is subdued here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle conditioned. Labelled as Smoked Ale but I assume its the same brew. Very dark ruby brown with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and liquorice with coffee and weetabix. A decent amount of smokiness for a UK brew with blackberries. Flavours are sweet rye bread with dark chocolate bitterness and gritty cocoa. Roast malts with pepper and winter fruit. Quite dry on the finish with more chocolate and smoky aspects on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17994) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2010
Cask handpull at The Grove Tavern, Tunbridge Wells. Very deep ruby almost black with a disappearing beige head. Smoke and dark fruit aroma, some sour dark cherry/blackberry type fruit. Unfortunately a woman with unbelievably strong perfume has decided to stand in front of me so I cant smell anything apart from her. Hoping she will move. Blackberry and damson aroma is excellent. Perfect condition in mouth and served perfectly. This is one of the best British smoked beers Ive had. Stunning. Smoke and juicy dark fruits with a bit of a hop sting on finish. Stunning beer. I had just had an Orval and for something to make me feel this good, has got to be good. Maybe just a bit too juicy/watery on the malts. But still a hell of a beer.

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