Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of dusty singed straw. Taste is slowly smouldering hay, straw, light lemmon, white pepper. Delicious. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Moderately hazy, golden yellow appearance with a touch of brown and a cream colored head. Mild to moderate BBQ smoky, woody, mild wheat, slight veggie aroma, though the veggie smell isn’t a hint of an off taste but more something from the smoking of the malts. Initially a light wheat, smooth flavor that develops into a BBQ smoky taste as the beer progresses through the mouth along with a little floral hoppiness. Some of the burnt, woody characteristics come through towards the finish. Roasty, slightly burnt, a touch aftertaste. Very easy drinking beer. The smoke characteristics are more like BBQ smokiness than a charred smokiness. Very tasty beer and again it’s really awesome that these guys are bringing back some old styles and being pretty innovative. (4.1)notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit III. Picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. The aroma and flavor don’t have nearly as much BBQ or meat smoke as last time I had it on tap last year. Kind of a more burnt woody flavor. The carbonation and wheat malts seem to be a bit more dominant this time. Still a fun beer to drink, but not as good as last time. (3.7)
Hazy golden pour - sweet baby Jesus this is some smoky shit - nose of intense smoke and not much else, aside from some semisweet malt - smells like an intense campfire - soft carbonation and medium body - strong smoke character, but none of the acidity or astringency that sometimes plagues smoked beers - dry maltiness - slight unwelcome acidity, but otherwise awesome - can’t remember the last time I had an American beer that used smoked malt so well - fucking tasty. nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy, straw yellow with some sudsy white head. Nose is nice, cold smoke, inviting ash character, salty, lemon, dried hay, wheat chaff. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly lemony, lightly smokey, a little truffle, spritzy, mineral water. Finishes clean and refreshing. Very nice. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
651mL. Pours a glowing straw with healthy white foam. Nose is tropical fruit, Hawaiian ham, pineapple, smoked meat. Taste is soapy, grassy, clean, mild sugar, honey smoked Hawaiian ham. Palate is dry, grassy bitter. Nice one.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
effervescent gold, translucent. Hay manure nose, lightly dusty, rounded smoke profile. Flavor similar, smoke throughout, citrus cutting mid before the smoke returns in the end. Balanced and refreshing with just enough smoke. onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
Clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is kinda meaty with notes of salted pork and greasy smoke. Flavor is clean and balanced, between smokiness and malty sweetness. In truth, it tastes like a smoked blonde ale. Gentle greasy smokiness, mixed with an earthy pale malt grain flavor. Slight sausage tone on the finish. Overall a bit light but it’s exactly where it needs to be--any stronger and it would be gross. Gentle noble hop bitterness throughout. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Hazy light amber body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some smoke (smolder), light lemon. Light-medium body, light effervescence. drjay44 (3799) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium well retained off white head over a slightly hazy gold (SRM 5) body....nose is cereal, malt light smoke....taste is light smoke, cereal, leading to a light sour bite with light hop bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation adds a pleasant fizz. This meets this archaic style quite well , It has a medium smokiness with a pleasant sour finish and is quit enjoyable. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7 Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of smoke, bread, fruittiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, biscuit and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering smokey finish.