Brewed by Meantime (Asahi)
Style: Smoked
Greenwich, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Available in 750ml bottles. Made for the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club.
Ingredients: Munich and smoked malts; Perle and Spalter hops.
"A chewy beer, with savour."
Editor’s note: an infected batch of this beer was brought to market. The brewer is aware of this problem and the batch was recalled. Note2: 500ml bottle is called "Smoked bock" and is 6.0% ABV

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pianotu (69) - USA - MAR 1, 2013
Nicely rounded and balanced, beautiful dark amber color. Slightly warming with caramel sweetness; not much nose and head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2009 - Amber/Brown in colour. Aroma is light smoke. Malty; bready and toasted malts, smoked malts, caramel, toffee. Hoppy; light grassy, spicy hops. Sweet malty throughout with a subtle subdued smokiness. (2009-11)

Svesse (8786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, smoky nose with notes of rye bread, dried fruit, smoke, orange peel and a slight acidity. Malty, smoky taste with rye bread, honey, smoke, a touch of tar, red fruit and a gentle spicy bitterness. A slight acidity coming through. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Quite balanced smokiness and quite well balanced. A slight acidity is a bit disturbing. Quite enjoyable.

bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
750 c&c from Corti Brothers. Pours hazy copper with a yellow/beige head. Aroma of smoke, sweet malt and medium dark fruits. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is moderately smoky with some sweet treacly malt and something like fig or date. Yet it’s rather fresh tasting considering the flavors. Tends to thin with time, and a little ash shows up, but it’s a very alluring ale.

high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
On tap. Pours a hazy, deep brown with a tan head. The aroma is toasty malt and some coffee and chocolate, with a flavor of smokey malt and a semisweet finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

wlajwl (7065) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Aroma is caramel, toffee, malts and a hint of vague barley wine qualities. The flavor is toffee, smoked malts, lacking in carbonation/alcohol which detracts from the body, mild sweetness and a malty/caramel finish. Somewhat strange, the lack of carbonation is what is expected with a much stronger alcohol content, thus leaving it decent but mildly disjointed.

nearbeer (5603) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
750 ml. Hazy darkish brown with a lasting film of foam. Nose is smoky vegetables, cola, cocoa, roasted walnut. Taste is roasted chestnut, cocoa, hickory smoke and some orange and herb. Medium body has medium carbonation.

Pad2112 (4) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
Lovely smokey and sweet bock style beer worth getting hold of, available at Marks & Spencer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

burtsbeerblog (14) - - JAN 17, 2014
Not as smoky as a German smoked beer but a good dark ale which a strong bitter after taste

Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle of the 6% variant from Marks & Spencer, Watford. Poured a bright ruby colour with a thin, tight off white head. Aroma of cloves, berries and iodine. Smoked malt dominates the initial flavour with notes of brown sugar and spice. Finish was toasted malt, caramel and Christmas cake. Rather liked this.

rauchbier (3933) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, 6% version from Marks & Spencers, Grimsby. Chestnut brown, thin shortlived off white head and moderate condition. Gentle sweet burnt toffee and a muted woody smokiness in the nose, slightly chalky in the mouth with the woodsmoke notes slightly more dominant over a now subdued toffee sweetness, finish has a low sweet smoky bitterness lingering briefly.

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