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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fire in the Ham Caution! This is an intensely smokey lager similar to those found in Bamberg, Germany. Most of this brew’s malt was dried over flaming beechwood, which ingrains unique smokey flavors. Aromas of campfires, smoked ham, and bacon dominate a soft malt and hop backbone. Although hard to believe, this beer is vegan friendly. OG 13 Plato / IBUs 20 / ABV 5.4%

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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1246) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle poured a slightly hazy yellow hue w/ white fizzy mostly diminishing head and good lacing. Light aroma of smokey toast. Initial flavor light acidic to a light bitter finish. Tastes are smoke, lemon, grass, and cereal. Light bodied, watery texture, soft carbonation, and a light metallic feel in the finish. One of the better smoked beers I’ve had seems a bit smokey at first sip, but the flavor is of short duration making it an enjoyable drinker.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4876) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2016
500 ml bottle from Pearl Street Beverage in Burlington, WI, consumed at cellar temp from a König Pils glass. Pours a vaguely hazy/oily deep gold verging on amber, with a smallish lasting head...pils malt dominates a pleasant if only lightly smoky nose; if you’re going to use the words "fire" and "ham", you ought to make it SMOKY, guys!...the smoke and a bit of sweetness comes through more as it warms and just before that first sip...the smoky-toasty character is more evident to the tongue actually (and unusually), with a very light sweetness and an overall malt characteristic reminiscent of a helles, the sweetness and the smokiness carrying through to the finish which is remarkably unchanged from the first experience in the mouth...medium-bodied, perhaps slightly on the light side, with carbonation perhaps a little low and a touch of syrupiness coming on as it warms. My first experience with this brewery; I think this was the only thing Pearl Street had. Not a bad drink to go with blackened catfish, mashed sweet potatoes and fried okra.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfontana (810) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Can pour into taster cup at One Stop Market 30th Anniversary. Appearance is pale yellow (urine-like) with effervescent sparkle, mild head and lacing. Aroma is mainly smoky, with mild yeast, and is that a fruity ester quality? Taste is smoke dominant, on top of fruit(?). Not really sure if that’s it or not, but it’s not really working. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, average carbonation, and smoky, dry lightly bitter and tart finish. Overall, this is very smoke dominant and it either drowns out, or just doesn’t quit work for me with the rest of it. Things seem to be conflicting. For me, a rare miss for this brewer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Smoke, wood, bacon. Light smoky taste. Some sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tapefuzz (202) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
500mL bottle. Pours a brownish gold with a medium off-white head. Aroma is smoky bacon. Taste is mild ham, some hints of fruit, light malt, and a little yeast. Lingering smoky finish. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall, there is a little too much sweetness for a smoked beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Bought this in Denver. Bottle. Hazy and pale. The aroma is a bit smoky with a bit of sweet pale malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19634) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Tasting at Josh’s
Blond color, clean. Delicate smoke, a veil of cereally and crackery malts, and chestnut flour; low bitterness.
Pleasant, but without bite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerplace (1007) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
500ml bottle at Josh. Aroma is smoke, wheat, some veggies. Taste is fruity, slightly smoky. Easy drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13194) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle - Light smoke and bacony notes with some fruity notes. Clear gold with a decent white white head. Fruity, smoky and a long odd sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupulist (314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Pours a pale orange colour with a lasting off-white head. Smells very lightly smokey. Taste is surprisingly mild on the smoke, with some interesting grilled pineapple notes. Refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9689) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized head. Grain over citrus and a touch of musk. A faint touch of sulfur behind it, though that could just be people sitting near me with no control over their bodies, yeah, probably is. Some faint smoke, bacon filled. The eggy sulfur smell is now clearly from my neighbors. Fuck those guys and their eggy intestines. Medium bodied, smoke, a bit of grain, a touch of sweetness. Easy drinking, smoky and grainy. Smoke lingers into the finish, almost greasy. Pretty nice smoke, ham and bacon, meaty. Slow lingering smoke into the finish, long gentle sweetness. I really want some pickles now.


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