rdixon77 (2956) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014 kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is rich, malty and bready, some dry ricey character. Hazy brown color with a creamy light tan head. Dry toasty rye flavor, light sweetness. Nice highly drinkable, little smoke character.
Loved this one. Super clean smoky and spicy. Darker orange pour. Aroma has nice spicy rye and just a light smoky malt presence. Taste adds interesting spices (clove, pepper). Balanced perfectly. It's nice to have a smoke beer that isn't overwhelming and actually refreshing. Awesome! firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap. Copper/gold. Fruity nose. Not too much rye; more of a fruity, malty contribution. Refreshing! MWMBeerguy (203) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Slightly spicy aroma. Pale gold with a huge head. The spicy flavor is so clean and distinct. The rye spiciness comes out so perfectly that it almost depresses me how a beer can be so clean. Wonderful.
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On tap at DLD. Barely remember this one. Orangey pour. Smokey, spicey aroma. Medium bitterness in the taste. Interesting. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
This one poured a darker orange color with a white head. Aroma was big smoke, rye and clove, definitely what I was hoping for. Flvor was the same, big dry meaty smoke,with clove and some rye notes. Not sure they could have pulled this one off any better.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Darker gold pour, white head. Some retention/no lace. Aroma of ham, light smoke, caramel. Taste is lightly smokey, glazed ham, caramel. Palate is soft, slick, light finish. Really nails the ham. kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at 3 Floyds. Smokey aroma. Very smokey flavors. First beer like this. But to big of a fan of the smoked malt. Its got a nice bitterness. My girlfriend likes it more than I do. To much like smoke flavors. valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Tap pour at brewpub - actually shared with another as I’m just not a huge smoked beer fan, but this one sounded interesting. Copper pour with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is obviously smoky (medium strength) with some sweet malt, a heavy dose of spice (yeah for the rye) and some ’bbq’ accents - very interesting, and not overwhelming. Flavor is solid - the smokiness is far from overwhelming and actually complements other flavors of ham (yep, no doubt it is in there), spice, medium malt backbone - good stuff. Palate is appropriate for the style, and this is about as drinkable of a smoked beer I’ve ever had. Kudos to this effort - although I probably won’t go back for another, this was truly a good beer... Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Just like the name, this beer does taste like ham. Bitter ham. Pours an orange in color and smells like a pilsner. Very strong. Had at the tap room.
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A: Darker gold in color and nice white head that shows medium retention.
S: Big time rye in the front of this. Smokey aroma later on, pretty nice.
T: Rye up front with some smokiness up front. There is a underlying sweetness to this but only in the front half. Very much reminiscent of a ham on rye.
M: Medium mouthfeel. Tastes were smokey and left everywhere from the palate and long into the aftertaste. Nice dry rye to it.
O: A nice change of pace, not something I would crave however.