nuplastikk (6453) - 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. railcat1 (706) - 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! tmoreau (4641) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
On tap at Bigby’s Pour House in Addison, IL., and shaker served with a hazed, yellow/golden hue, a lasting hat of fluffy, white head foam, and curtainy cling to the coating swirls of lacing. The nose was mild malt, but mainly expressive, smoky, "slim jim" meatiness. The flavor added a touch of leather, but was dominated by a more than medium dose of lingering, earthy, tanniny, and dry bitterness that carried into the finale. Crisp & clean to the tongue, with a medium body and good carbonation, but didn’t impress as an "Other Smoked" example. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Baconny lager with pronounced smoked malts in the flavor and taste. It is a tasty beer but the thin and watery nature of it jsut kills it. Also seems over-hopped for the style which doens’t help the smoked aspect. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Smallbar Division in Chicago, IL while hanging out with my cousin after he returned home from LA. I didn’t take tasting notes on this one, but remember this being an average smoked lager from this great brewery. They’ve done some pretty great stuff with smoked beers, including Ham on Rye, but this one was just average.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
On tap from a dimpled mug shared with dad. Mug was either warmed intentionally or just from the dishwasher because the handle was still quite warm though it made the temperature of the beer perfect as it balanced out. Pale yellow, sweet earthy and malty bread and toasty smoked aroma. Flavor was strong with smoked oysters, bread, earthiness, and crisp medium dry with a lasting smoky finish. Medium body. I didn’t find it to be fantastic but still interesting and a not so normal offering. Glad to try. beastiefan2k (4111) - 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. dinkle50 (1532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Clear golden pour with a thin head and no lace. Aroma is a full on lager with just a hint of smoke. Reminds me of a light German beer. Taste is sweet with a very smokey ham like finish. Taste isn’t overly smokey though. Mouth is light. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Half pint pour at the source... Pours a mostly clear and clean ciders orangey hue and topped with a creamy yet thin white head... Aroma of mild smoke, toasted grain, bread, along with a light grassy backdrop... Flavors of light smoke, sweeter grain through the middle and finish. Somewhat crisp overal but the sweetness is a touch too much. Light grassy bitterness in the backend. Level of smoke is fairly tame overall.