slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Draught. Bright clear copper, thin white head. Sweet nose, caramel and malt. Mild smoke flavor, well incorporated into a generally complex malt profile, biscuit, toast, straw. Clean and easy drinking. A very nice take on a hybrid between a Rauch and a Vienna. nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pint at Sugar Maple. Filtered amber. Thin head. Odd and twisted, a confrontation between amber and smoked malt. Smoky and very smooth at the same time. Nice. very easy and true to style, not relying on an overdose of smoked malt. Excellent, mellow enough to confuse the rater’s palate. Mellow, a subtle creature. msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pour is a yellow gold with a small white head. Nose is of smokey hops. Taste is a very mellow lager with a good smokey note. Not exactly anything special but a good novelty. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, Pours hazy copper wh head, nose slightly smoked sweet toffee and grains flavors have sweet toffee slightly smokey okay drinkable tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
dark orange color, nice foam. flavor is slightly smokey but not overpowering. didn’t think a smoked lager could be this refreshing but it really really is nice. on tap at ecentric cafe
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Draft at CDA at Fizz. Pours a brooding brownish amber with a stiff offwhite head. Nose is nicely smokey with a hint of a clovey phenolic as well. Some nice toasty malts back it up, no real hop character. On taste, the clovey phenolic is far more pronounced, overshadowing the smoke. There is a hammy component, but the fermentation flaw is overly apparent. Not a bad beer, I just wish it was smokier. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Draft pour at Craft Day Afternoon (Chicago, IL). Pours a crisp amber pour, touches of copper, shiny glow, with a huge offwhite head that cakes big and laces well. Aromas are decent smokey meatiness, some sweet biscuits and light toffee, smoke is decent in strength, touches of ham and light florals. Initial is light bodied, a nice kick of smoked malts throwing some carmelized sweetness, smokey hammyness. Touches of bread dough, biscuits, and toast. Lingering smoke, carmelized malts. Solid lighter smoked offering. I could do this in bottles. It’s simple yet I enjoyed it. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
On tap at Bells. Pours a golden/amber/yellow with a small close knit white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, smoked meat, caramel, and toast. Flavor is much like the smell but milder with a yeasty finish. Light/medium bodied with moderation carbonation. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear light golden color with a very thin head that doesnt stick around for long. The nose is slightly smokey with a bit of meat. Touch of malt in the background. Flavor adds in a good touch of smoke and hits the crisp malt quite well. Nice balance and not overly smoked. Light to medium body with good carbonation and a smokey finish. Tasty. I like it.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-29-2011 blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
on tap, clear golden amber pour with short tight foam, aroma of smokey canadian bacon, flavor of fatty smoked pork, lager yeast, nice finish