corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Lightly smoked malt aroma that has enough of a rauch/smoked beer character without overpowering the lager elements. Some campfire/charcoal along with barbecued meat and ash followed by grassy, floral hops, straw and light fruit notes. Smokey but has decent balance.
Medium bodied with a flavor profile that’s very similar to the aroma. There’s a tasty delicate smoked malt profile that provides great flavor without overpowering everything else. I’m a huge smoke head but for this style it’s nice to have some balance. Plenty of smoke, charcoal and bacon like flavor but it’s countered by paler non-smoked malt notes, grassy hops, bready yeast and light fruit sweetness. Hints of apple and pear on the back end before a slightly dry finish. Very flavorful while re sing well balanced and easy to drink. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Awesome. Not the best smoky rauchbier but for an Americna brewery not bad. Make it a regular! JK (6146) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
I am getting ready for Bamberg in a few weeks. Copper color and clear. Rauchbier is a style I can’t pass up, and this Lakefront beer delivers. Smoke aroma up front. Semi sweet malt flavor with more smoke and wood. Malt finish. nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Sugar Maple. Filtered orange-tan body, thin white head. Creamy, mellow, medium bodied. Quite surprisingly well done, this is sessionable and enjoyable, and doesn’t come across cheap or grainy like other LF stuff can. Mild faint hop balance, smooth golden malt and minimal, but present, smoke balance each other out well. I can dig it. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 Medium dark yellow. Medium white head. Smokey, malty and a little ’meaty’. Light medium body, almost tangy mouthfeel in finish.
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 14, 2012
A decent helles. The smoke is not overwhelming, in fact its barely there. Almost everything about this beer is understated. A pale lager with a "pale" flavor and aroma. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though. A very nice session. Tried at the Cunigan’s tasting party in Oct of 2012. SudsMcDuff (8427) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Thanks John!! .. 22 ounce bottle .. Pours a deep gold.. eeep! .. Medium sweet smoke, quite a lot of sweet syrup/cereal .. Mild mouth and a sickly sweet finish .. A nice smoked but the base and sweetness lower the enjoyment just a touch .. . . The first person to beer mail me a picture of a cat , gets a free pint! arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of some caramel, toffee, slight cherrywood smoke, bacon, hints of earth, spice, vanilla, very campfire-like. Taste is a mix of wood smoke, earth, campfire, some bacon, hints of vanilla, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet, smoky. This is a nicely made brew. ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/2/13
NachlamSie (3479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Aroma: The nose is fairly malty, bread, straw, some medium smoke, and a hint of grassy hop
Appearance: It pours a hazy orange color with a small foamy off-white head and mild lace
Flavor: The flavor of this one is malty up-front, kind of bready, but not particularly sweet, with a light grassy-style hop presence to the finish. There’s also a smooth, clean smokiness (with some meaty notes to it) that carries lightly and evenly through the entire palate.
Palate: It is medium bodied, with a smooth, fairly clean feel, soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
My first rating of 2013. Happy New Year! Anyway, I found a lot to like here. I thought there was a pretty decent use of the smoked malts, which flowed nicely though the full palate without overpowering the other components of the beer. Something I wouldn’t mind seeing Smoked beers do more often. Overall, I thought it was pretty well-made.
Bomber brought back from Argonaut Liquor. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma has very timid smoke with a more prominent vegetable-lager character. This was obviously geared to be a subtle rauchbier. The flavor has corn notes and papery hops with a wimpy smokey background, which is a shame because the smoke itself is very nice: a straight up bacon quality. It could cover up some of the sugary corn flavor if it were more potent. All in all, I liked it fairly well. Just needs more smoke.