Cavie (4775) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle. Fairly clear, light yellow, sediment in the bottom. Woody nose, light smoke, malty sweet but low. Smoked character in the flavor. Low malty notes, bitterness shows through, light wood. Approachable for a smoked beer. ZacM612 (751) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
At Scardello. Golden, hazy, minimal white head. Powerful smoky aroma. Like a pils, but with a barbecue kick. BelgianBeerGal (4140) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Scardello tasting from the classic German styled bottle. Murky light brown color with little carbonation. Light barbecue aroma with some sweetness. Smoke forward in the flavor but some maltiness too. Nice. JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Appearance: cloudy medium gold, with half a finger of creamy white head. Aroma: big nose of candied bacon, burning bamboo, wheat thins. Taste: surprisingly bright, with threads of smoke weaving firmly through the undertone of crackery pils malts, grass, and white pepper. Finish: crisp and (of course) smoky, with a great toasty white bread note. Notes: Very interesting rauchbier. Never had a smoked pils before, and the smoky notes well-supported that flavor profile here. Surprisingly well done. Bottle from Buddy’s Beer Barn in El Paso, Texas.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
This was a bold rauch bier. Great aroma, looks good. Taste was a bit thin, with a bit of a sharp bite, with a too-light finish.
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Ferris (16302) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle - Sweet honeyed bacon and smoke. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Very carbonated smoke and a little sweet bacon. The carbonation and intense flavors with a light finish make it a little different. Refreshing Rauch? Not sure but not bad. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle - hazy gold - not much of a head - nose is a nice showcase for the beechwood smoke - its rich earthiness is not interfered with by abundant hopping or other character - some malt sweetness just serves as a subtle counterpoint to the dry, woody smoke - flavor is not heavy on the smoke, but you wouldn’t want it to be in such a light lager, as it would become to harsh/abrasive - fairly dry, with a light mineral bite that makes the moderate smoke pop a bit more on the palate - finish brings mild honey sweetness to round things out - lovely blonde rauchbier. BigHoss (172) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured from a 1 Pint, 1 FL.OZ bottle. The color is dark gold with medium white head that dissipates quickly , I smell lots of malt and smoke (which I like). I taste all the same with a sweetness in the finish, nice beer. mansquito (6817) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Spec’s, Houston 50cl: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is mostly BBQ, smoky malts, and some meat. Taste is pretty much the same. This is a simple, perhaps even one-dimensional rauchbier, but I think it is very well put together for what it is. EllisGl (5) - No, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I didn’t pour this, I just drank from the pint bottle. First smell like Heineken and Miller High life were mixed together. The first taste was fairly astringent tasting, almost like a Listerine knock off, but did reminded me of BBQ I’ve had before. Another sniff gave me some faint cat pee / piney smell. After couple more sips and reading reviews, makes me wonder if they smoked this in Oak. I’m not partial to the smell of burning oak. It’s like if they made a liquid smoke of Oak and dropped in the brew.
Another note, I did notes some floating particles in the bear. But I don’t thing that added or subtracted anything, since it wasn’t all that much.
Overall, strange tasting, but drinkable, not horrible, but wouldn’t probably go out an purchase again.