troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a dirty yellow color with a large cap of white head. High carbonation levels make this one look like a hefeweizen. Aroma of smoke and brine. Taste includes salt water, gravy, cumin and grains. Not overly smoky. Good lacing. Highly drinkable. Tasting notes from 1/2012. hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle… Murky golden ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is closer to smelling like smoked meat than any Rauchbier, American smoked beer or Lichtenhainer Weisse I’ve ever come across. It’s full-bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor-wise, this one sort of falls flat, but what are you gonna do? “Wheat is for baking and barley is for brewing,” although if Choc had thrown more acidity my way, I would have scored this beer much higher and I imagine others would have done the same. Finishes coarse and wheaty. Well, at least it’s perfectly-balanced and inoffensive. A+ for the attempt as I’m a sucker for breweries that try to recreate ancient, extinct and/or traditional beer styles; because, after all, no one is putting a gun to their head to do it and there’s a very good chance the brew will not go over well. Otherwise, the beer style probably wouldn’t be a thing of the past now, would it? Big props to ericandersnavy for providing this bottle! oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
[email protected]OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Yellowish golden colour, aroma is spices, mild smoked notes as well as some slight herbal and toffeeish notes. Flavour is very similar with some fruityness as well. Pleasant!
A - Pours a dingy golden orange, with a sudsy active head that melts slowly. Spotty lacing.
S - Aroma is smoked pork, particularly ham. Some very dusty wheat.
T - Solidly smoky, light wood, bamboo, green wheat, very earthy and organic flavors. Some subtle sweet and salt characters. Finishes with delicate smoke and dryness.
M - Moderate foamy carbonation. The carbonation turns smooth and almost takes any liquid feel.
This begs to be paired with food! The combinations are endless. Very delicate smoke works well. I’m gonna drink the 2nd half of the bottle while grilling fajitas.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On tap. Hazy golden color with white foam. Spicy smoked polish sausage, tart wheat, smoked wood aromas. Medium bodied with light co2. Nice spicy smoked sausage, lightly tart wheat flavors--good
Bricktop86 (934) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours hazy very pale yellow with a lot of pillowy head. Aroma of hay, smoked ham, grain, and slight skunk. Taste grain up front then turns into smoked ham some sulfur tastes as well. Long smokey finish. Pretty good and different DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Urbancaver for this. Brewed in 2011.
3.0 A: Murky brownish yellow color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average and just a few whisps of lacing are left.
5.0 S: Wonderful nose! Powerful smoked malt with layers and layers of depth. Campfire smokiness is in the forefront, but underneath there is porcine galore and beyond that are BBQ briquettes. The rest of the smell is pretty simple as you can’t get past the smoke and to it. Still, this is absolutely perfect. Big and powerful and as complex as you can get (given the big and powerful) and yet it’s so well integrated and rounded.
3.5 T: The taste can’t hold up to the nose. The smoke flavor is there, but it’s not nearly as deep or complex as in the nose. Only the campfire variety manifests. You can, however, get to the base now though. Light pear fruitiness, dirty earthiness, and poplar wood. Chard and chard-like bitterness. A bit grainy and wheaty as well.
3.5 M: Medium body. A little more carbonation than I care for, but not bad. "Fluffy" creaminess. Smooth.
4.0 D: Easy drinker with a killer nose.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-19-2012 04:47:23 finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle at SBWF.
Bit tart aroma.
A bitter lager with taste of brussels sprouts. WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours a light golden straw color. Big fluffy white head with good retention. Aroma is smoke, wheat and a light fruitiness. Flavor has similar notes, but the smoke is definitely front and center, almost giving it a smoked ham flavor. More balanced than many smoke beers, but the smoke is still the focal point. Medium bodied. I can appreciate what’s going on here, particularly everything that went into recreating this rare style. But it’s just not something I would seek out to drink again. hirigalzkar (3292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 2012. Pours light yellow. Wheat, smoke and gooseberry notes in aroma. Fresh, crisp and slightly smoked taste.