RIPAlchemistVT (2) - - APR 15, 2013 does not count
Totally unexpected winner here. Grabbed a couple bottles in Huntington, LI and had no idea how much I would love this beer. Think smoked berliner weisse, with a hint of beef jerky and you have Vlad the Inhaler.
Pale straw in color with a thin bright white head. Smoky aroma. Taste is incredible, as it has a sour tartness that goes so well for the style. Very drinkable and for everything that is going on, the flavor does not linger one bit. Very refreshing and a must try if you like smoked beers. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
Pours unclear lemon white very hazy with white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma brings lebanon baloney, tons of that smokey meat flavor, kielbasa, crazy. The flavor brings a beautiful tart acidity that goes down so smooth on the palate with a decent sweet yeasty ending. It is a bit dry, but not too dry at all, so nice! obguthr (6358) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Smoke, brisket, light crabapple undetone. Milky yellow, headless. Tart crabapple, lemon on front, surge of smoke on the back. Light body, pleasant level of tartness. Exemplary. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jason. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of beef jerky, BBQ pit, smoked pork, smoked banana, smoked wheat, smoked wood and lightly soured wheat. The smoke is perfect - not overdone, but very smoky. None of the "off notes" that some smoked beers acquire. Tons of fresh BBQ, smoked pork and jerky. Lighter than medium body. A total home run. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2010
22 oz. bottle at the Bellport Charity Dinner. I was very surprised by the pour of this beer. I know it is a wheat beer, but with a name like Vlad the Inhaler, I was expecting something dark and mysterious. This beer is probably the most densely opaque ale I have come across and is approximately the color of banana flesh with a moderate white head. Pretty cool looking actually. Pleasant aroma of very mild smoke along with some wheat grain. The flavor is in a word, excellent. It begins with lemon and bitter orange and is followed by a wash of mellow wood smoke. Mild bitterness at the finish. Light-medium bodied. Between the Hellsmoke Porter and now this beer, and I have to say this brewer excels at smoked beers. Well done!
ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Location: Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Aroma: The aroma is smokey and sour, oak, plenty of meat, and some sour wheat
Appearance: It pours a hazed yellow-golden color with a nice head and decent lacing as well
Flavor: Just a great mix of the smokey flavors and the sour wheat, really works nicely
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a solid drinkability, a smokey finish
I was impressed by this one. I quite enjoyed how the whole combination works. Its pretty unique as well. Well done here.
Pours a light pale yellow with a billowing three fingered head. Heavily smoked aroma accompanied by some fruitiness and funk. The flavor is initially sweet and finishes sour. andant (1) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Aroma is very smoky, a lot of oak, appearance is a little hazy. Taste of smoke with a little bit of funk, very interesting beer style. Overall even though the alcohol content is low, not the easiest beer to drink a lot of. Pith (160) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours cloudy almost light pickle juice yellow with dissipating thick white medium carbonation head. Sour smelling with wheat and smoke and wood hops. Stars high carbonation almost pickle juice. Sour and smoke. Middle sweetness. Burnt oak? Finish wholly smoked saurkraut. Interesting truly andvery good with kkielbasa. Definitely a wheat with a Polish twist. Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! Hazy very pale yellow, fluffy white head. Really nice juicy aroma, but I can’t read my handwriting well enough to know why I liked it so much. The taste is earthy with a soft sourness on a nice background of campfire.