rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014 monkeychugg55 (1116) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small dense head. The aroma is smokey, with some sweet malt. The flavor adds some rye and a sweet lingering finish. Pretty complex.
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 (752) - 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 (6611) - 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 (640) - 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 (755) - 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 (3215) - 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.