JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Hand bottled,Thanks TAR&CB. Carmel colored translucent, small white head. Aroma is carmelly and smokey, like Virginia baked ham. Flavor is very meaty and thick. Finish starts off sweet with a touch of smoke and end very smokey like "Canadian Bacon". Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Tap: Light gold/amber with little head. Smoke,smoke,smoke,smoke. My first smoked beer and it is very unique. Just couldn’t do more than one if I had to. It was like drinking a smoked salmon if that is possible? Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
On tap: Strong smokey aroma. Orangish-gold with a white head. Excellent smoke flavor. Smoke is virtually all the flavor. Reminds me of smoke salmon or beef jerkey. Really enjoyed this one although I don’t think I could drink a lot of it. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Clear orange at the top of the pint, but omninously dark orange at the bottom, sticky white/tan lacing head. Aroma of smoked ham and dried raw bacon. Great mouthwatering aroma. Nice mouthfeel with plenty of other subtle tastes behind the strong smokey Rauchbier flavors, soft applesauce, fresh baked bread, crisp caraway seed hints at the finish. An awesome beer! hotstuff (5175) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Draft at the Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery. Small ivory head, sparse lacing, uncarbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Smokey aroma and malty and smokey flavor. Smooth, watery, thin mouthfeel. Light bodied beer.
thedm (6223) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2004
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of unnoted finely sized mostly lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and copper in color. Its aroma contained notes of smoky malts. Its mouth feel is initially slightly tingly with a flat palate. Its flavor contained smoky malty notes. A very average brew. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Tap. Deep amber colored. Moderate white head. Very nice smokey aroma. Well balance malt, lots of nice smokey flavor. Like liquid smoked salmon. Hops present in finish, earthy flavored. Well done. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Probably one of my favorite smoked lagers, if not my favorite. The perfect hint of meaty smoke rather than the virtual smoked sausage offered up in many. Hint of wet cedar in the aroma. Subtle, chewy smoked flavor that dissapates slowly. Medium-bodied malt character with a wonderful bittersweet finish. TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Draft: Unfiltered apricot. Milky ivory foam produces solid lacing. Smoked/lightly caramelized meat, airborne malt dust, and toasted graham aroma. Briskly minerally with plum hints. Creamy, slightly oily mouthfeel. Feathery-soft bubbles. Highly evident smoke flavor melds with the slippery fruitiness and staunch mineral underlay, which pillars the smoked malt frame. Malt breadiness becomes more apparent, midway, deflecting the notable, aniselike hop spice. Firm cottony texture matches the mineral astringency, which continually deepens the malts. Just enough airiness and caramel to bolster the depth and drinkability. Faint plum acidity and tangy smoked meat accentuates the sweet and woody malt aspects. Dry and airy finish with leafy hops and tobacco in the background, but remaining exceptionally smoky and malty. Marvelously assembled Smoked Lager. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Delicious aroma, with some real smoke and sweet malty unperpinning, even a tad flowery. Spicy hops plus big oily smoky bread flavors makes this a real treat - growler gone in no time! Warms up very nicely.