Most Aromatic Brews?

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beers 2151 º places 24 º 12:15 Wed 6/26/2013

Hi Gang,

My question is: Which beers are the most aromatic? I’m not asking if you like the smell---or the beer.

IMHO, aroma preconditions us to the taste---and approval of a beer. If it has a pleasant or distinctive aroma, we expect an "interesting" tasting brew. If it has a bland aroma, we expect little.

My top 5 aromatic beers:

1] Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock

2] Bells Two Hearted Ale

3] Odd Side Ales CPA

4] Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Ale

5] Pilsner Urquell

I’ll skip my opinions of the brews to see what you think! :-)

Bill Becker
beers 905 º places 11 º 12:20 Wed 6/26/2013

For me, Kern River Citra was one of the most aromatic that my nose ever encountered.

beers 9779 º places 554 º 12:21 Wed 6/26/2013

Blind Pig and Heady Topper come to mind.

beers 10923 º places 464 º 12:23 Wed 6/26/2013

Southern Tier Creme Brûlée.

beers 1468 º places 57 º 12:23 Wed 6/26/2013

Exponential hoppiness or PP Carlsbad’s Poor Mans.

beers 8460 º places 322 º 12:23 Wed 6/26/2013

Originally posted by phaleslu
Heady Topper

beers 5971 º places 377 º 12:48 Wed 6/26/2013

Tripel Karmeliet

Traquair Jacobite

beers 470 º places 10 º 12:48 Wed 6/26/2013

The aecht schlenkerla rauchbier marzen was a most aromatic beer and I didn’t like it. Not one bit.

I think today’s beer was very aromatic. ST Imperial Compass. Rate Beer lists it as a Belgian strong ale and that is what it is. Very aromatic and light with every flavor peaking gently. Floral, perfumey hops and soft yeasty character.

beers 9982 º places 672 º 12:50 Wed 6/26/2013

Brett IPAs tend to do well at this game as well as geuze.

beers 80 º places 1529 º 12:51 Wed 6/26/2013
beers 6682 º places 193 º 13:12 Wed 6/26/2013

1) Tap 5 "Meine Hopfenweisse" from Schneider Weisse when it gets warm

2) some really good Lambics - like from Oud Beersel, Cantillon, 3 F

I just hate any beer from Aecht Schlenkerla, because I want a beer and not a piece of smoked meat....