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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer, created in honor of Henry Chinaski, was a collaboration between Three Floyds and Jonathan Cutler of Piece Brewery. It’s delicate, spicy, smoked character is derived from a portion of smoked and rye malts.Also brewed by Barnaby&Chris to piss Nick off ;)

Admin Note: Formerly known as "Ham on Rye"

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3.6
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
Honestly I don’t think they could have come up with a better name for this beer. Just beautiful.

3.4
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Picked up this growler at Three Floyds last weekend to share at a local tasting. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours a moderate red-amber color with a very thin off-white head that doesn’t stick around too long before falling and not leaving too much behind. The nose brings some lightly-smoked malt along with a bit of roasted--you guessed it--ham. There is a bit of bready malt there as well. Taste doesn’t quite bring home the bacon like I would have liked, though it certainly wasn’t bad. The base malt seemed to take up too much of the flavor. Medium body with a slightly-smokey finish. A good brew, but the taste didn’t live up to the nose. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-08-2011

3.2
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tap at the pub. Aroma is filled with cereal grains and smoke, lots of smoke, the server wasn’t kidding when he said it smelled/tasted like a ham sandwich. Slightly hazy amber pour with thick white head and average retention, some lacing. Flavor is quite smoky, upfront rye bread, some hop bitterness. Definitely like drinking a sandwich, it’s not something that I’d want a lot of, but certainly worth a try. Props are due for pulling off the meat and bread effect very well.

3.1
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tap at Beer Geeks. Not your normal beer by any means. Very light and smokey. Leaves a hammy after taste. Different. =)

3.5
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2011
Growler. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Smells of smoke, caramel, ash, peppery. Tastes of smoke, some sweet undertones, spicy, breaddy with more smoke on the finish.

3.7
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
Tap at fff. Nice clean meaty ham, smoked salmon smoke, breads. Doughy. Creamy caramel campfire toast. Good beer.

3.3
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
16 ounce pour at the Three Floyds brewery. I heard that this is a collaboration from the brewers at Piece Brewery and FFF, and they both know their stuff. It’s complex and unique in flavor. With every sip you can nail down a different ingredient - each identifiable but they all nicely complement one another. Not your average beer and worth the trip to the brewery.

3.3
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Tasty but rather uninteresting in the beginning and middle. Ends perfectly smokey and slightly hoppy. I’d enjoy a maltier middle I think. Still really tastey.

3.5
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at FFF. Pour is dark amber with a modest off white head. Delicate for a ham beer? Why yes it is. Florals on the nose. Light ham and campfire aromas but mild. Mild to the point that this brew is atypical of a FFF brew. Its no aecht schlenkerla, how’s that? Either way. Drinkable. Nice. Floral bouquet with a bit of smoked ham. Nice!

3.5
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2011
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Pours a cloudy, deeper amber-copper colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is full of smoke and meat with a light caramel sweetness to balance. Some dark fruits, rye spice, and some spicier hops. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened caramels, some bready rye spice, lots of smoke, dark fruits, and a touch of herbal hops. Finishes smooth and slightly dry with a very light, spicy bitterness and a moderate amount of smoke and bready caramels in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-thin body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid smoked beer. Well balanced and tasty. Nothing too crazy, but very enjoyable.


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