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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Brewed with malt smoked over cherry wood. A small-batch brew with a subtle hint of smoke to compliment 17th Street Barbeque.

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jandd1983 (4720) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pour at 17th Street BBQ. It poured a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma was a touch sugary and smoky. The taste was similar to the aroma with more smokiness, a little sugar and some malts. Good lunch beer.

csaso (2368) - Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle - average size foamy head, nice dark Amber color, fair smoked malt aroma and flavor for sure, but not too overpowering, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

yokozunapete (7) - New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
On draft at 17th St. BBQ in Murphysboro. Aromas of roasted malt and yeast. Slightly smoky on the palate, not a clean beer, but it doesn’t need to be to be a great accompaniment to BBQ.

keepersj12 (3143) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2015
I'm not a big smoked beer guy but this was pretty good. Poured dark Amber with a red hue. The aroma was a little strange, smoke and bacon? The flavor is smoke and caramel. It's very creamy and the aftertaste lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Finhead (1860) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Dark brown pour with a white head. The aroma is very sugary, a cross between candy cigarettes and Valentines hearts. It has a light body with watery texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a quick finish.

malrubius (3117) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from Liquor Outlet in Boontown. NJ (?). Clear amber with lasting head and lace and slight chill haze. Smoky aroma with hints of caramel and brown sugar and wood. Mild smoky caramel meat and slight peachy fruity sweetness with whisky-ish smoky clean finish. Lingering woody smokiness and mild woody hop bitterness. Medium light sessionable body and medium effervescent carbo. Pretty fucking excellent. Bravo.

ben4321 (6900) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/20/14

Aroma: The aroma is clean and lightly smokey, wood, bready and sweet malts
Appearance: Pours a reddish-orange color with a clean, frothy beige head and spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is light sweet malts and light smoke, it feels just a hint thin flavor-wise
Palate: This one has a smooth, creamy feel, soft carbonation, and a fairly short finish
Overall Impression: This is an alright beer. It has a decent smoke presence, but it is a little thin on the mouth. The cherry isn’t all that noticeable. This one drinks solidly and it isn’t offensive or anything. It does have a nice pour and a pretty good mouthfeel. It just doesn’t quite get there from a flavor/smoke perspective.

ganache (6111) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bomber, says 5.6% abv. Nose very sweet and filled with cherry juice (not at all what I expected) but not wood or smoke, it’s as if someone spilled the grenadine. Ephemeral tan head on a deep murky mahogany. Taste is moderately dry and bitter, just hints of flights of sweetness here and there, thin malt with no evident hopping, light fruitiness and even more restraint on the cherry juice than before. No smoke evident. Full body is too full here for such a flimsy malt effort, earthy hops are there but suppressed to even below levels I would expect from a Red/an Amber. Numbingly boring, pass.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
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Appearance: Wow this has a beautiful color and clarity, a deep chestnut pour, with a tall and dense tan head that lasts a while finally settling into a messy coating.
Aroma: The aroma is smokey with a strong cherry presence and a malty sweetness of caramel.
Taste: Cherry is prominent on the intro with a caramel and malty presence, but it becomes a bit watery by the midtaste and loses it’s bold flavor. The finish picks up a little to a malty and sweet cherry presence. The smoke is really subdued, but that’s not a bad thing. The finish is rather short, and overall the beer is sweet and fruity.
Palate: Medium bodied with no carbonation in the body.
Overall: This is a nice smoked beer without too much smoke. I know some will find that the cherry is over the top, but it’s not artificial. This drinks nice and is something I would like with some cigars.

jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Draft @ 17th Street Murphysboro. Pours a very light amber with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma is mostly caramel and bready malt with a little bit of smokey oak. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Mostly caramel and bread. I think I can taste the smoke but I’m not sure, it could just be my imagination. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, not bad. I was hoping to get a little more smoke but in all reality, that probably wouldn’t work for the BMC crowds. This probably makes a pretty good transitional beer.

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