thorongil2 (3428) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017 fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of perfect smoked grains and wood, a little toffee, lemon, bread, and wet hay. Flavor has medium apparent sweetness, low bitterness, and a touch of sourness--that almost funky wet hay note. Finishes dry. Absolutely perfect body, not at all watery like so many American efforts, but still sluggable with that dry character. The smoke continues to be readily apparent retronasaly throughout the taste and swallow, another significant difference from many American counterparts. A beautiful showcase of smoke with other complexities, perfectly balanced. I’ve come to expect greatness from Barrier, yet somehow this one has still managed to blow me away.
(Tap) slightly hazy bright yellow colour with a small white head;aroma of smoke, hint of roast; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish j12601 (13108) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pouring at TAP NY 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big smoke, malt. Super smokey, long campfire. Crisp, beautiful, and full of smoke. Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Draft at Proletariat - NYC. Nice rauchbier. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy, off-white head. Rich smoked malts throughout with nips of ham and toast. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with rich fire, lingering smoke, moderate sweetness, faint leafy bitterness, more ham and light honey. Wonderful stuff. Slipstream (2702) - USA - AUG 15, 2014
On draft at the Jeffrey. A very nice rauch from Barrier! There is a little sour sweetness that nicely compliments the peat smoke flavor. gnomungus (89) - - JUL 1, 2014
Crisp, clear smoke is delicious, but moves into a rather plain, whitebread kind of beer. Good but plain.
Jow (4087) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Tap at Top Hops beer shop. Pours orange gold with nice head. Nose is meaty and pine. Tastes of only light bacon, with pine, toast, and malty, hint of copper pennies on finish. decent beer ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14
mansquito (6905) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Aroma: The nose is smoke wood and meat mostly, with toasted malts
Appearance: It pours a clear gold-orange color with a white head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, pretty nice and smokey, with meat and grainy flavors
Palate: This one has a medium body, and a pretty nice mouthfeel
I thought this was one of the better smoked beers at the festival. Some really nice stuff. I almost skipped Barrier due to their availability in the city, but I’m glad I did not. This was well worth the stop.
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is smoke, light meat, with a little sweet malts. Taste is smoky up at the front, but then goes into a somewhat sweet lager. The smoke really isn’t powerful enough or distinctive enough for me and sort of takes second whistle to the malts as you continue sipping. Ajcanon711 (63) - - FEB 28, 2014
Tastes smokey. Smells smokey. Love it.
Wish I could buy it in lower WC county
---AJ's Approval Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
Smoky beer, big in aroma and taste. Lacy. Overall an average beer. On tap at Barcade Brooklyn.