DrnkMcDermott (3015) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. In a dimpled mug, has kind of a light brown color, thin lacy layer of foam. Smoky smell but not in an obnoxious way. A bit of cheese rind and barbequed beef, in my opinion. Still has a big smoky flavor, most like a Gouda cheese rind, but also like a Cold-eeze cough drop. You know, kind of medicinal yet minerally. And I’ve always held that Cold-eeze was like sucking ona roll of pennies. Yeah, that’s it. Zinc. You have got to really like smoked beers to enjoy this, and luckily I do, in small doses anyway. However, some tasty German malts comes in here, more detectable than the other Schlenkerlas I’ve had. And yeah, a bit of a medicinal taste. But I can’t help but want to try it.
vinivini (1430) - 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 (743) - 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 (9491) - 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 (7090) - 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 (3389) - 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 (3398) - 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 (2964) - 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 (15761) - 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 (1099) - 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.
sunevdj (3983) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ølbaren. Pours a clear golden with a big, soft ice looking, off-white head. Dry with a light sweetness. Aromas of smoked malts with hints of metals and wood. Also notes of light caramel malts. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish wit bready notes.