TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rich O’s Publick House: Burnished golden. Creamy white ring deposits wispy lace. Greasy, petroleumlike smoke aromas, with a light note of sugar cookie, smoked cracker dough, mineral, browned biscuit, peach marmalade and apple peels. Soft, compact carbonation. Spicy licorice-tinged hop bitterness is firmed up by a stiff dose of minerals and equally firm woody smoke. Delightfully fluffy smokiness, with nary a hint of ash or astringency. Some faintly apparent juicy esters emerge alongside a suggestion of orange preserves. Sturdy malt is deepened with some springy and grassy hay notions, though it loses some of its sound structure as a bit of wet hay begins to creep in. Vibrant hop flavor imparts some dense yet somewhat succulent texture to the otherwise smoke- and mineral-charged center. Plentiful aniseed-tinged hops accompany a lively yet thoroughly fulfilling blend of dry malt and breaths of smoke in the finish. A straightforward version, more or less, with that telltale Heller-Trum cleanliness and balance. A fun quaff.
Lowenbrau (3777) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @Schlenkerla, Bamberg. 06-08-2016.
Pours hazy amber with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Little smoky , malty, roasty, grilled meat nose. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smoky, malty, little ripe fruit notes. A bit palate saturating.
vinivini (1588) - BELARUS - OCT 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Amber coloured opaque beer. Creamy head. Caramel malts, smoke, smoked cheese, spice on nose. Light to medium body.bittersweet caramelly taste. Additional smoke & decent spicy bitterness. Long balanced finish. Good one.
lello4ever (805) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Colore biondo limpida con schiuma biancastra molto compatta e persistente. Aroma lieve di affumicato. Al palato ancora inizia affumicata con sentori di pancetta, ma svaniscono subito. Finale amarognolo un po’ debole. Corpo leggero, carbonazione medio bassa. Discreta ma le. Manca qualcosa.
MoritzF (9564) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(live at the Schlenkerla) Almost cloudy, ruby amber colour with a firm mid-sized and slightly beige foamy head. Moderately smoked malty aroma with the impression of smoked ham, even slightly nutty, also slightly grainy with a whiff of herbal, old world hops in the background. Rounded bitter-sweet flavour, light to almost medium bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Moderately smoked malty taste with hints of smoked ham and sausages, cereals, backed by herbal hops; lingering bitter-sweet finish. Very balanced and more-ish Rauchbier. 12.VIII.16
jackl (7190) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity pour from the barrel @ GBBF 2014. Slightly hazy amber pour with a small head. Nose is substantial and personable. Fat smokiness. baked ham. Brown sugar. Flavor is less smoke-heavy, a bit more subtle. Mellow crystal malt. Baked bread. Light lemon accents. Soft smoke. Palate lets the beer down a bit - watery and under carbonated. Feels a touch lifeless. Only OK - would love to have tried this in better condition.
gegwilson (3525) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the GBBF 2016. Golden with a frothy off white head. Nice smoked bacon aroma. The taste has hay, beans and bacon with a woody smoked finish. A bit weird, but lovely.
SinH4 (3729) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel at the brewery. Hazy orange color with eggshell head. Aroma is smoky ham, sweetish malts, earthy hops. Taste is a crisp Helles, sweet maltiness feeling paired with a light ham smokiness, a bit herbal as well. Low carbonation. A great summer sipper!
SlackerMads (3165) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Hazy amber, nicely lacing off white head. Lots of smoke, meaty, twigs, flowers, earthy, grain. Light bodied, solid smoke, low sweetness, dry bitterness.
chrisv10 (16037) - DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Cph. Clear golden/amber with medium white head. Aroma is malt, grainy, caramel, smoke and smoked wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, beach wood, smoke, caramel, grainy, medium sweet and a little bitter.
Michael27 (1297) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Frisch vom Hahn im Schlenkerla. Ideale Erfrischung derzeit. Quasi ein Verschnitt aus Lagerbier und dem Schlenkerla Rauchbier.