eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2002
very light and meek lager, with bacon all over it. strange combination - not as strong tasting as the spezial rauchlager. easy-drinkin rauchbier rauchbier (3880) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
Wooden cask (gravity) GBBF2003. Gold, good white head and moderate condition. No apparent smokiness in the aroma, just a suggestion of fields full of cow dung. Good helles type sweet malt in the mouth and a lingering grainy aftertaste.
skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2004
Aroma is smoked, bacon, hoppy, some malts and smooth. taste is smoked bacon, hoppy, a little sweet, some malts, quite bitter with a lasting smooth aftertaste. Well-brewed. caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2004
Clear yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of weak smoke, bacon, hops. Soft pilsener taste with some smoked notes. Bitter bacon aftertaste. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 17, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a bubbly white head. Cereal-maltiness, light smoke, wee bit of grass and citrus, dry-ish finish. Medium-full body, above avg. carbonation. Nice lager.
Ungstrup (37217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
A yellow beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is smoked - reminds me of tared rope. The flavor is sweet and lovely smoked - giving it hints of tared rope, combined with strong notes of wood, leading to a dry end. Nice. Thanks Dalle for getting this. pilsnerrogge (2932) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2005
(Bottle) Golden coloured with a rich head. The aroma brings smoked ham and sausages. Smoked, malty flavour. I expected more smoke...... but what the hell, I enjoyed it anyway. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
Substantive creamy head. Medium body, with cream and grain, smokey and hops in finish as well as metallic. Drinkable, but I thought the smoke was more than I would want next time. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Any first impressions?aracauna (3584) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
-A veil of head disappears into the pale yellow clarity.
-A timid aroma produces a slight hop accent, and mild wooden smoke.
-A rising herbal, leafy hop flavor buries the smoke residue.
-A very lean maltiness creates an aqueous mouthfeel aimed at long sessions.
What if you dig deeper?
-The herbal hop bitterness is proficient and moreover very pleasant.
-My bottle doesn’t have much smoked character to it, with reason, since there is no smoked malt at all in here!
-Maltiness is quite underwhelming, and not nearly as well-developed as most basic Franconian lagerbiers I’ve had over there.
Bottle bought at the brewery; best before August ’06.
A second bottle, bought in the US recently, produced more smoke in the aroma and flavor, thus hinting this time at a smoked lager. But the nearly anemic maltiness and easy finish still couldn’t wow me. 3.4/5, compared to the 3.2/5 I had in the first bottle, mostly aroma points going up.
I wasn’t really expecting this to be smokey, but it was. Apparently, it’s not something from the recipe, but lingering smoke in the brewery equipment. It’s still rather strong, but I suspect that’s because the beer is rather light. Good balance between lightly sweet malt and the husky smoke in the aroma and flavor. Just a touch of hop aroma and bitterness.