zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
(draft @ MacGregor’s - Henrietta, NY) Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Very lightly smoked aroma, more dry hops than any sort of smoked malt. Flavor is much the same. Very lightly smoked malt flavor with a dry hop and grassy middle. Some mild smoke in the finish and aftertaste. arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pour on tap, hazy orange-yellow pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of smoke, slight caramel, toffee, hints of grass, pine and slight earth tones in there, some slight bacon like note from the smoke. Taste is a mix of bacon, campfire smoke, hints of grass, orange and cracker, slight spice, caramel, finishing smoky, slightly sweet. bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
Tap sampler, Bell’s Eccentric Café, 31/viii/13. Very well done smokey lager, with good body, well hopped. Comes very close to Schlenkerla’s blue lager/Helles. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Half a pint, on tap at The Lackman. Mostly clear yellow orange color. Thin white head. Some ropes and dots of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of softer, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky finish. Very nice smokey malt aroma to it, light caramel, pretty well-balanced. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Great, well-balanced smoked lager. Enough smoke to satisfy me (I like ’em smokey), with some savory taste to accompany that. On par with Aecht Schlenkerla’s marzen, from what I remember, maybe even more smooth cards04 (2809) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
One of the better smoked beers I’ve had. The smoke doesn’t hit you over the head...it’s just there, balanced with the hops and malts. Bell’s got this one right.
Patrickctenchi (6592) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Brassy/honey gold......small white head.
Caramel and camp smoke. aroma.
Very easy drinking,,,smoky....
a nice one. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft. Lightly smoky orange and caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Creamy, smoky caramel malt flavor. Nice smoky aftertaste. A great easy drinking beer. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear caramel amber with some wispy white head. Nose is lightly smokey, woody, nuts, fall fruit, some corn. Flavor is well balanced, light smoke, brown make, caramel, bread, lightly nutty, orange. Crisp finish with a hint of smoke. Extremely well balanced. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at Churchkey for Bells event. Poured a pretty golden, yellow color with a medium/small white head. Aroma was smokey malts. Light, some grassy notes. Smoke was actually quite good in thsi one. Not overpowering at all. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Not sure if I had the same thing. This was agolden colored very light bodied bbut immensely drinkable brew.