railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
I love smoked beers.Pours a mostly clear and clean orangey hue and topped with a creamy white head Aroma of smoke. Flavors of light smoke and a malty finish,nice and crisp overall and the flavors of smoke come thru nice in the finish,over not bad at all.CHEERS! 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. ¥ Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
This poured a clear darker to pale yellow with a white head. Aroma was lighter smokey meats, some light grain and grassy hops. Flavor was smoked bacon, but a bit subdued, with pretty solid lager base. Probably my faovirite smoked lager that ive had. nuplastikk (6312) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at FFF. Filtered transparent tan-orange. Thin, steady, creamy head. Medium bodied, very clean, very smoky, could sit next to a Schlenkerla. Meaty smoked malt, golden malt too. Perfect body, clean fresh lager tones, but the smoke is close to overload. Burnt cream ale. One for the Rauch lovers. beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Half pint nonic pour at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a nice looking head. At first I thought I got the wrong beer because there was no smoke but I needed to let it warm. Mild smoke on a clean, white bread malted lager. Simple and straight to the point. Light noble hoppiness breaking though. I would much more prefer a smoke bomb.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed straw color with a medium white head. Aroma of mild to medium smoked malt with apparent crisp lager yeast notes. Touches of biscuit and doughy malts. Flavor is Smokey, however the smoke blends well with the sweet and bread notes. Medium bodied, refreshing on a fall day. 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. 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 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. 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.