pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 On tap at beer bistro north. Fairly new I believe... Pours a semi-transparent mahogany hue and topped with a silky but thin just off-white head... Aroma are a meshing combination of husky dark grains, almost seems like a touch of roast, semi-sweet at most but smooth, that finishes off with a medium degree of smokiness. Smooth and not overly amplified on the smoke front. Toast unless warmth of the malts grows after warming... Flavors are more of the same with toasted husky grains with a mild touch of smoke. Finishes off a bit sweeter than I would have liked. Smooth bodied, just shy of medium weight, with not too lively a level of carbonation which bodes well for it. Generally nice but a bit more of a smoke profile would be more to my liking. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Clean and clear cherry-red/amber pour with moderate white head that disappears quickly. Medium smoky nose with touches of sweet, moderately roasted maltiness. Flavors are likewise moderately smoky (pairs well with BBQ) and sweet malt bottom. The smoke is pretty well in check here (making it a nice introduction to smoked beer newbies) but really well done...certainly enough to satisfy the afficiandos of the Bamberg region beers. A fine example of the Franconian regional beers and another great entry from the GI brewers. Nicely brewed! esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at The Bowery during MKE beer week 2013. Dark brown with a thin brown crown. Aroma is nicely smoked with wheat, smoked meats and mild nuttiness. Taste is of smoked malts, sweeter malts, yeast and a hint of toffee. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the mega Whole Foods in Chicago, IL while running some errands and getting some lunch. Appearance is a coffee like darkish brown with a very thin white rim. Aroma of smoked malt, bit of wheat, not overtly smoked but definitely dominates the aroma. Taste has a touch of spice with a light wheat flavor, notes of light chocolate and smoke. Definitely leaves a raw feeling in the back of my throat. Pretty decent smoked ale. monkeychugg55 (1086) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Hazy medium brown with a small white head. The aroma is light smoke and some Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar, but also includes bourbon barrel, and spice. The finish is very dry, with some wood and smoke. Alright, but the overall mix is a little weird.
tmoreau (4298) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 oz. serving to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a bright & clear, amber/brown hue, with a modest layer of light tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was roasty, with some woodiness, herbal hints, and smooth but mild malt. The flavor continued these notes, adding moderate to low hop bitterness, a touch of peat, mild smokiness, a hint of leather, and a touch of tart astringency toward the finish. A calm but sessionable brew, somewhere between a smoked Brown or Scottish Ale. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Hmm, not sure whats going on here, the caraway and rye bread is very dominant not so much the smoked here... but a cool idea and decent tasting, not going to blow someones socks off but respectable from goose island. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
Tulip on tap at Keystone in Hyde Park, for $7. Hazy, brown / red color. Thin khaki head, good retention. Nice smokey nose, good wheaty sort of bready satisfyingly smokey flavor. Hint of pepper. Light caramel malt. Bigger body. Good smooth carbonation, kind of dry in the finish. Mostly sweet taste, in the way an American wheat ale usually is, but good savory aspect with the smoke as well, I enjoy that. Light fruitiness to it. Iím pretty full as I slowly consume this, but this is pretty good to savor, as far as light beers go zebra (2097) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
on tap @ fischman, so a little west of pulaski. far from intense, but a nice pure smoke. rating #10! chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Smokey throughout. Fortunately, Iím a fan of smoked ales and so I did appreciate just how authentic the smoked flavor was. Unofrtunately, thereís not a whole lot else going on - and thatís being kind. The idea of sitting down and drinking anymore than 4oz of this sounds awful.