MetalNHopHead (2257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
The Cowboy deserves to have its pour scored to the original theme from Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Okay, to be fair, I don’t know if The Cowboy should truly make us think back to that point in history, but then again, neither should Leone’s films. Damn things were filmed in Italy, hence the name Spaghetti Westerns. What the hell am I going on about? Ah well, I guess the point was to say that something doesn’t have to be consistent with reality to be seen as authentic. The Cowboy is like that. It’s a smoked beer that isn’t much like a smoked beer. Yes, it’s darker than your average Pils with almost an orange color. Just of touch of smoke in the aroma along with bread-like yeast notes. Flavor somehow manages to capture both clean Pils malt and a touch of savory smoke. How’s it manage to do both? Beats me, just gimme another. AndyW68 (1641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Yellow pour. White head. Smokey aroma. Smoke and hops and smoke. I’m sure smoke lovers will like. I like some mild smoke, but not into this. thorongil2 (3553) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
(bottle) hazy, bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of smoke, whiff of noble hops, then saltiness, finally smoked fruit; dry, subdued flavour with a long, very light bitter finish; slightly creamy palate; interesting sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2016
On tap @ Craft Beer and Co Clapham, London - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt and smoked malt. Woody notes. Taste: medium body with smoked malt and smoked wood notes. Strange balance but ok... Aftertaste: dry smoked notes. Not my style. Nordcore (1698) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Golden, hazy with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma, spices and citrus. Killer bitterness, light citrus and smoke ending.
Hrdygrdymn (8) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
Neither especially smoky, nor Pilsnery. Plenty of carbonation with a head that never fully disappeared. Light, slightly hazy and very well behaved in the glass with gentle lacing. No real hint of Saaz, but crisp and easy to drink when cold. As it warms, hints of citrus push through with a slight pear in the aftertaste. I tried to find the smokiness but couldn’t really, and while I appreciate that smoke could easily overpower such a light beer, what smokiness there was could easily have been mistaken for wheat. shawndjkidd (14) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
just enough smoke to pair perfectly with anything off the grill! Yet still crisp and clean like you look for in a pilsner AgentAle (1846) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Aroma is sweet and smoked roast malts with hickory and light pepperoni. Taste is sweet light malts balanced well with some light clove and earthiness. Appearance is a clear gold with small sediment in suspension. RCx240 (203) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Hazy, pale gold. Frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, smoke. Taste is tart, citrus, with a bitter, earthy smokiness. Lingering smoky finish. Light body, lively carbonation, slightly oily mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. ryanhunter_4 (379) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured at home. Day 13 of the craft beer advent calendar. Pours a cloudy orange with a huge white head. Took forever to pour because of the head. Smell was lemons and no smoke. Taste was kind of like grapefruit with a nice slightly bitter finish. I got a bit of smoke on the taste but not very much. The beer is good but it wasn’t what I expected at all.