Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Hazy blondish amber. Thin head. Has quite a bit of smoke on the nose - beech. Thin body so not a lot of malt but w a lot of smoke still. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice herbaceous malt with nice smoked ham notes. In mouth, a nice refreshing rauchbier with light smoked malts, light honey notes, very quaffable, ideal for BBQ. On tap at brewpub, April 16 2010. jercraigs (10875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
2011-05-18. Lightly hazy golden body with a nice creamy beige head and lace. 3+ Smokey aroma is a bit peat like, bit of smoked meat like smoke, muted toasty malt below. 6+ Flavour is similar, the smoke is less strong than in the aroma, but more prominent than I would like. Nice malty base is largely eclipsed by the smoke. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Decent, well made smoked beer but very much not to my own tastes. On tap at the brewpub MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
My Bottom Line : JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Smoked salmon allusions ride mild bready sweetness in this dryish, very drinkable brew.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the pale amber-hued golden.
-This is drier than most beers from BdTemps. A nice change of pace.
-The prickly carbonation and grain bill flavors do not recall any German-made Rauchbiers. This is more akin to a Smoked Golden Ale, or something in that realm.
-A little more softness in the mouthfeel (natural carbonation and pils malts, for example) would help this beer reach greater heights (in my tastes, anyway).
-This is a nice introduction to smoked beers for those who might be reticent to drink such a brew.
On tap at the brewpub.
Orange pour with a thick head. The nose is softly smoky with a bit of
lightt malt character. There is a touch of sweetness but it’s balanced
by an herbal bitterness. Lovely.
czar (9429) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
on tap at brewpub. medium dark golden, orange tint, slight haze, with a decent off-white head. lightly smoked malt, natural smoke. decent malts, although structure is somewhat lacking. fruity esters, hint of sweetness, some light toasted malts, caramel, buttery. light grassy hopping. average carbonation. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Ok for style, not a huge palate though. Smoke isnt too intense and integrates ok bit there isnt much more to this beer. Finishes a little bitter. Poours cloudy orange without much head retention or lacing. Tap at brewpub. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a semi-clear orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma of smoke, toasted malt and fruit. Nice easy-to-drink flavour follows the aroma but with the smoke being more subtle. Average to medium bodied. I quite liked this. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at brewpubHogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma: soft meaty smoky character with malty bottom. Pleasant with out boldness.
Appearance: bright haze on amber with medium white top.
Body/Flavour/Palate: Medium bodied. Creamy smoky in character. Slight cheese notes with woody top. Based with Rauch qualities accented by caramel at finish.
June 17, 2013 - on draught at the brewpub. Hazy light amber with an average creamy/foamy off-white head. Aroma of campfire, lactose, fruity malt and leafy bitterness - nothing dominates. Taste follows (again) - almost milky, nice sweet malt, light, but redolent with a smooth campfire/lighter fluid tang. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, a little astringent, quick finish, with a dry slightly coating kerosene aftertaste.