Tmoney99 (14764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average white frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate smoke lager aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet smoked flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good beer. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Draft at FFF. Was excited to give this one a whirl, so here we go. Pours a deep gold with a white head. Quite clear overall, faint haze. Nose is lightly smokey, nice and robust toasty malt that sticks around, clean overall, hint of fruit. On tasting, the smoke is there but subdued. Fortunately, it really is saved by a decent helles base. Bigger than expected but pretty well made. More smoke next time, boys! Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smoky and grainy bready malts with a light sweetness. A light fruitiness, touches of grass, and some earth. Flavor is similar. Smoky and bready malts with a light sweetness. Some floral fruits, touches of grass, and a light earth. Finishes dry with a light-medium bitterness and a bit of a wood to the smoke, a light earth, and some bready malts. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid smoked lager. Light earthiness with some fruit notes and a bready malt backing alongside the smoke. Good beer. timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Really remarkable smoke character - like drinking a lager after swallowing BBQ smoke - kind of tastes like sausage... but not in a bad way. Solid lager base for a complex smokey personality - couldn’t drink it all the time, but a very interesting
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Exciting new smoked offering, yo! Pours a well hazed golden hue, a bit darker with some good glowing darker gold orange elements. A bigger cakey whitish head sits atop and laces pretty well, sticks around. Aromas are gentle smokey grains, a touch of earth, faint campfire meat meets grassy and earthy hops, bready malts. A touch of weedy earth, fresh grass, and gentle spice. Touch of apple. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, touches of smoke and earth, grassy hops and a mellow bitterness up front. Gentle apple, woody smoke, earth, bready gentle crisp malt and cereal elements. Middle gets a bit more smokey, woody and earthy, falls leaves, grassy hop bitterness remains firm into the backend and finish, good dryness, apples and a bit of citrus, bready malts, grass and straw. Mellow to decent smokiness compliments the main show here, a crisp and dry refreshing lager with a firm dryness into the backend, mellow woody and earthy smoke elements giving some life and unique spins. Solid offering here, although I personally would have liked a bit more smoke. Nice beer. Mellow aroma, pretty pour, tasty beer that is dry and crisp, mellow smoke.
kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
This one is weird. Draft at three Floyd's brewpub. This reminds me of their ham on rye. Weird but appealing taste. I was the only out of 5 that like it. Smokey for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours clear yellow.. no aroms..maybe some lemon... taste is creamy .light carbonated kinda bitter finsh.. i cant really pick up the smoke .but its not really my style either.. not bad..but wont do again drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft at FFF, pours slightly hazed straw pale yellow with dense foamy white head. Aroma of Munich malts, simple breast character with hint of smokey grain. Flavor has rauchmalz mixing well with sweet dough, long dry smokey flavor that lasts, perhaps touch astringent on the very back end. Very crisp, but perhaps the body is a tad too big. Nice smoked hell beer though. Don’t worry, there’s no peat (or pete) in this beer. ¥ rxeight (3167) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Draft at the pub. Aroma and taste is dominated by smoked pete. Not terribly strong but stonger than anything else in the beer. Crisp, light and refreshing. In no way would I have guessed 6%. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a stien. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a thin white head. Aroma is grain, bread, grassy hops, and peat. Taste is peat, bread, and fresh grassy hops. Thin mouthfeel. Very interesting beer and pretty good.