Samtzu (549) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2016
Tap pour. Huge aroma of honey, malts and smoke. No front flavour to the beer but as it sits smoky flavours appear with hints of the honey again. The_Osprey (8717) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle share at CBC Islington as ’Herne Tāne’. Many thanks to David. Dark amber orange, still, foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is mostly smoke as advertised, burnt wood. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is bready, smoke, light floral notes, some pepper. A tasty, well-balanced, rounded smoked beer. Good. mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to Big Dave for this one. Light hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting sticky off white head aroma is smokey malts Phenols, bacon. Flavour is composed of bacon Phenol, maple brown sugars. Palate is medium full, moderate carbonation, Scopey (15522) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to Big Dave. It pours deep amber with an off-white head. The aroma is fresh, bitter - sweet, apricot, peach, marmalade, candied peel, sugars and a touch of smoke. The taste is crisp, bitter, earthy, grassy, smoke, lemon, grapefruit and a touch of alcohol. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Novel stuff. madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
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teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 22, 2016
Craft Islington bottleshare. Thanks to Big Dave. Almost clear amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. modest fine carbonation. Tangy fruits. Bubblegum esters. Tangy smoke. Tangy dried fruits. Light semi dry floral finish. Okay.
57cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Dave for this one. It pours a hazed golden color with a small white head. Aroma is smokey and sweet with some bites of bacon and caramel. Taste is sweet and lightly tangy in the finish with more notes of smoke and bacon. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, OK Leighton (22080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - cheers to Dave. Pours deep gold with a frothy cap. Smoked ham in the nose, some honey and bread. Medium sweet flavour with more bready malts, cured ham, honey, light toasted caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, more toasty malts, light leaves, berries, honey. Good stuff. gam (4045) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
Good size beige head rich copper pour medium strong carbonation aromas bacon peat smoke fruit rich malt flavours toffee peat rich grassy note caramel medium bitter citrus chocolate syrup crisp note the finish good malts sweet sharp smoke good lasting freshness of the ale goes down well tombutlin (355) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
Faint smokey aroma with a hint of hop richness buried in this golden orange lager. The dominant feature is the smokey taste, which immediately reminded me of a good smoked cheese. It doesn’t overpower the very rounded beer and is a really good effort from a tiny brewer. I probably wouldn’t want a session on this, but that goes for most of my favourite beers omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2015
Always been in two minds with smoked pale ale and lagers as they tend to not be balanced. However with this pale ale the smoked characters do not overpower, but more compliment the beer.