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Smoke Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

318 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Label of 22 oz bottle:

12 Ingredients: Great Western, Harrington, Klages, Munich & Hugh Baird Crystal, Carastan 30/37 & 13/17, Chuck's Alderwood Smoked Munich & Bamberg Beechwood Smoked Malts; Saaz & Perle Hops, Free Range Coastal Waters & Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast. No Chemicals, Preservatives or Additives.

DEDICATED TO THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL.

A German Style Rauchbier with an orange-amber hue, a delicate smoke aroma and flavor, with an intense hop finish.

Oregon Brewed - Established 1988

Oxygen Fixing Caps - 48 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big head, cloudy brown. Aroma of smoke but also floral hops. Smoke, fruity peach,grassy hops, carmel, malt sweetness, more smoke. A Rogue is there behind the smoke. I may like it without all the smoke. Thanks MDS, Radekfest 05 sample 28. Medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2005 03:27:00 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dusky orange with brighter lemon-orange accents. The cap is classic Rogue. It's massive and frothy, yet with an element of creamy heft. It looks like it belongs on an IPA. The foam displays wonderful persistence with differential speeds of descent depending on the section. Large splotches of foam stick with less tenacity than I would like.

The nose is a nice balancing act between smoked malt and fruity hops. I haven't had too many rauchbiers/smoked beers, but the ones I've had have been wall-to-wall smoke that blanketed any possible secondary aromas. Nothing wrong with that, no apologies needed, but it's nice to be able to pick out the essential beerness as well. Having said that, smoke should still be the focal point, and the quality of said smoke from this particular beer is good, but not outstanding.

The flavor follows the nose in terms of character and proportions of smoked malt and hops. In case anyone is wondering, Rogue Smoke isn't that similar to the Schlenkerla line of beers. The smokiness is greatly reduced here, making this a better 'training wheels' smoked beer for those who are curious about the style.

I pick up a fair amount of caramel flavor along with the smoke, which is a further indication that the brewers had no interest in going over the top. There's a lovely countering fruitiness (and a pleasing bitterness) that ties all flavor elements into a neat and tidy package. Although it isn't overly hoppy, I doubt that there are any smoked beers out there that are as hoppy as this one. Those Rogue boys, they're such rogues.

The finish is both more bitter and more sweet than what came before. The smokiness fades on the back end, further cementing the impression of restraint in the smoked malt department. There isn't much wrong with the body/mouthfeel, but then there rarely is with this brewery.

Smoke Ale is good beer. It won't satisfy anyone looking for an overwhelmingly oily, hugely smoky fix (Schlenkerla), but it is a well-crafted ale that uses its smoked malt judiciously rather than promiscuously. This was a pleasant surprise and I'm glad that my local grocery keeps it in stock. 'Dedicated to the fall of the Berlin Wall'. I'll drink to that.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2005 15:51:02 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered up this one on tap at Barleys last night. Poured into a pint glass, consumed on 08/23/2008.

The pour was very nice, with a rich dark amber color being presented in front of me. Good clarity here and a decent amount of carbonation could be seen streaking up towards the top on this one. A decent sized head of off white then came up over the top and settled down with some decent side glass lace.

Wow, the aroma was that of a campfire. One of the strongest smelling smoked beers I have ever seen. Really intense aroma here of peat and charred wood. The flavor was more of the same, pretty one sided, but I had expected that. Lots of peat, burnt wood, charcoal, you get the idea. Long lasting burnt flavor in the mouth, not the smoked meat like flavor you see sometimes, this was literally like a campfire. A little thin on the feel to be honest, slightly slippery. An easy drinker, low abv, the only drawback would be that the flavor is a little much after a few pints, and that would limit me to probably two at the most.

Overall not bad. It is certainly a smoked beer that is for damn sure, and one of the better ones I have seen. I would go back for another round without issue. This was certainly very well made, and I am more then slightly impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2008 21:37:21 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear light brown beer with a medium bubbly off-white head with average retention. Aroma is comprised of subtle smoke and some malt, I was expecting a bit more smoke but I’m not complaining since smoke beer is not my favourite style. Taste can also be described as lightly smoke with some nice malt to support the smoke. Overall, this is probably a more balanced smoke ale then what is generally known as smoke ale which I appreciated since this is not my favourite style.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2004 15:10:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The newer versions of this brew are solid, but not as powerful as the old ones in the 7oz. bottles. Looking handsomely beer-like with an orange / golden hue and plenty of CO2. A dainty head that couldn't really keep up. Aromas start of very 'beer' like but soon turn to beef jerky. A would-be solid pale ale with a meaty addition of smoke aroma and flavor. Smokiness never really dominates the beer, but contributes nicely to its character. Finishes a little hoppy-dry and malty sweet with a big mesquite finish (never said that before). Rogue really knows how to balance out these flavored beers.

3 / 5 / 06
I undoubtedly purchased an old version of this brew. Though old, my impressions are strong. Purchased at the Party Source in N. Kentucky, the 7oz. bottle displays a pink painted Rouge character and stated, "Bottled in 1995" upon a brown bottle with a cap that says 'Florida'. Anyway, a solid and well rounded smoke and hop aroma was instantly displayed. Dark amber to brown with a light haze. Virtually no carboation detected. Rich malt and smoke flavors on a moderate body makes the smoke more apparant. Texture is smooth and lightly rich. Thin and light body, partly due to the lack of carbonation. Noticable notes of soy sauce and sherry flavors in the finish. Would have been great to have this one in it's prime.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 15:26:26 | More by BEERchitect
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazed, mahogany-hued body with a thin, smallish, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of sweetish, toasty malts layered with smoked wood, chipped beef jerky, a distant fruitiness, and spicy, steely hops.

Taste: Toasted maltiness instilled with smokiness and some slight caramel sweetness. Sure, there's plenty of smoke to be had in Smoke Ale, but it won't bowl you over like the Schlenkerla line-up. Faintly fruity. Moderate hop bitterness with some spicy Saaz qualities. Final rise of malt sweetness that drops back down for the dry, smoky, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's enjoyable. A pleasant, well-balanced beer with a nice level of everyday smoke character.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 22:27:35 | More by ChainGangGuy
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated 7 oz bottle. Carefully poured off of the yeast it's only slightly hazy. The body is a deep orange-tinted copper. A short foamy head drops quickly to nothing. The aroma is quite astonishing and reminds me of my favorite smoked beer, the Alaskan Smoked Porter (also by John Maier). I guess that's the Alderwood. But there's also some sweet malt there that's just as inviting. The body is medium/light and quite smooth in the mouth as there's only a limited carbonation. The flavor starts with a rich and sweet Munich and caramel maltiness but soon gives way to smokiness. Very nice! The bitterness rises in the finish along with a palate coating smokiness. The Beechwood flavor is noticeable. Very well done with lots of smoke flavor, but not overly aggressive and cloying. Some minor hop flavor is also present throughout, although I suspect that this is an old bottle that's dulled considerably. Still, it's quite nice and I intend to enjoy a few more of these!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2003 19:49:09 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy medium golden orange, with a couple of fingers of thick, puffy off-white head, which leaves webbed lace around the glass. It smells of nice, soft, campfire smoke, like that sweatshirt that you forgot to wash after wearing it camping all weekend, as well as some caramel malt and grassy hops. The taste is smoked caramel malt, some citrus (burnt grapefruit?), and grassy hops. The carbonation is fairly average, the body adequately weighted to balance the smokiness, and it finishes a bit off-dry, the smoke tailing off to some singed caramel sweetness, and tangy, bitter hops.

A nice even dose of smoke, after having a few of those Scottish peat monsters. Good as an exposure to a special style, but not something that I'd want to have more than one of.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 03:12:51 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, bright amber, nearly crimson, with a big, fuzzy, bubbling, beige head, slowly slipping down to size.
Aroma is all smokey, deep, we're just missing the salmon here...
Taste: neat hop appearance, good malt, with smokefull on the palate, but not too strong, pretty palatable, spicy, fruity.
Not as hearty as the likes of Schlenkerla, but sweet and juicy, tasty, I can see this as an excellent accompanied by great meals, meaty and cheesy.
Hops really do ride the thing through, provide such succulent flavor.
Smooth, yet smokey and spicy, and surprisingly drinkable.
22 0z. bomber, and the first bottle I've ever seen, where I learned that this one is dedicated to to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and to all the great beer that issued forth from the great land of Deutsch.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2004 05:04:51 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of smoked malts, along with touches of citrus, caramel and hops.

T: The taste starts out very smoky and a little sweet with flavors of caramel, some citrus and a hearty malt character. However the smokiness isn't as strong in the taste as it is in the smell and fades into the finish. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, while there may be better smoky beers out there, this is a good beer to drink for a while if you're in the mood for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 03:09:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours caramel with a rocky 5 fingers+ light tan head. Good head retention& some lacing

S: Smoked ham & loads of it

T: Smoked ham & then caramel notes sneak in. A slight hop bite on the edge of the tounge & then some peppery notes. Finishes smokey& sweet

MF: Medium body & good carbonation. Pretty good balance

Drinks fairly easy. This more restrained than I remember tastes I've had in years past. This is an excellent breakfast (with eggs & grits!) or BBQ beer. This could almost pass as a Bamberg Rauch IMO, almost

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 03:03:52 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet malt scent surrounded by a mild smokey aroma that gives it character. The taste is good. It has dry, yet malty flavor which is enhanced by an excellent smoke taste. It goes down easy and leaves a bit of an aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a fine smoke ale. It has good smokey aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2004 23:38:59 | More by WesWes
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber-copper color, and is topped by a thick tan head. I get an immediate aroma of smoked malt, with perhaps a hint of maltiness lying underneath. The taste is smooth, lightly sweet, with a nice meaty middle. The smoke is first detected in the finish, which is long, drying and smoky. Interestingly enough the combination of smoke and malt in some way reminds me of oranges, though I can't quite say why. Though the beer is light as it goes down, the smoke adds a nice full richness to this beer that is quite good. This is somewhat subtle for a smoked beer, but it is a great level of smokiness for this particular beer, it is very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2004 05:47:36 | More by Gueuzedude
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed orangeish brown with a towering head that descends to a patch.

The smell is of Rogue's Pac-Man yeast (which I happen to like!) with smoked bacon.

The taste is of Rogue's Pac-man yeast and smoke. Rogue meets Aecht Schlenkerla. If you like both, as I do, you'll like this.

Well, this is certainly "interesting". You can certainly tell that it is Rogue. And, you can tell it is smoked. Pair with the obvious - smoked food.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 22:22:26 | More by jwc215
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber hue nice sized cream head leaves nice evenly strung lacing. Aroma: Wonderful balanced smokey aromatics with a nice amount of hops kicking around and a caramel malt profile is evident. Taste: Nice strong smokiness not in your face as some Bamber born rauchbier, but smokey all the same smoked malts blend well with the heavily hopped profile malts are reserved to some they are enought to not offend while others may yearn for more smoke. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale smooth carbonation as the end of the bottle nears body becomes a bit thicker. Drinkability: One of the best all around rauchbiers I've tasted so balanced yet heavily smoked.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2004 02:49:39 | More by WVbeergeek
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-amber color. Moderate head that leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

The aroma represents a very good start. This beer has not been over-smoked, which it seems too many overemphasize. Instead, I smell the lighter malts and even some floral hops. Very nicely blended with the light smokiness.

The smoke is stronger in the flavor; almost a burnt wood flavor. The malt is diminished from the smell significantly. Some good hop presence in the swallow that blends nicely with woodsy smoke. Nice body for the style.

One of the more drinkable smoked beers. It is strong enough that if you don't like the style, you may wish to avoid. Otherwise, go out on a limb and give a go.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 23:05:50 | More by smcolw
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden orange with a decent head that gives a lace trace. Nose is wide open with a push of sweetened malt that is topped with a chunk of smoked fruit and peppers maybe even some wood smoke, but still rather mild. Taste begins smokey and melts out to several stages of malt character and rounds out with some hop before coming back to smoke.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2007 18:48:27 | More by barleywinefiend
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber bottle, typical Rogue lack of freshness indication, this one pours medium amber, slightly orange tinged, and abit cloudy, off white head, initially puffy, settling down to a minor film. This one leaves gobs of thick lacing. Nose is mildly of rubbery old gym shoes and some malt. this creation is moderatly smoked to my taste buds. Tastes like the malts have been smoking for a reasonable/judicious amount of time. Clearly this would be a fine choice to go along with some BBQ or other smoked foods. Another fine brew from the crafty folks @ Rogue

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 00:03:43 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an imperial pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm pecan wood colored body that is crystal clear with a strong carbonation of big bubbles. The head is a spongy light tan color that turns rocky but last for a bit.

S- This beer has a slight salty smoky note that is pretty light but very distinct. There is a slight Band-Aid note from the peat and a soft malt note in the background.

T- This beer has an earthy alder smoke flavor with a slight dry roasted malt flavor aswell. The finish has a nice spicy hop flavor with a light citrus note that compliments the smoke notes. The banded taste comes through in the malt but it is pretty light.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel.

D- This beer has an interesting flavor but I would like more malt flavor to compliment the smoke. It is not over smoked but more depth would be nice. The peat smoke flavor is soft and keeps the plastic Band-Aid flavor down.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2007 21:16:47 | More by rhoadsrage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright deep bronze-gold colour, with a fluffy but large bubbled head of yellowish bubbles. Slightly cloudy body, which has some thickness, as the bubbling has to work its way up to form the head. Looks really quite lovely. The colour is just gorgeous.

Robust smoke notes on the nose, but pleasantly sweet. Rather like smoked and cured ham, with the lingering woodfire character providing some rustic charm. It's not complex, but it's a lovely smoky nose - not overpowering, not too sharp, but balanced very pleasantly between true smoke and sweetness. Again, it's a lovely drop.

Taste is more subdued on the smoke character, with some whiffs of smoky haze on the front, and a sharp hop bite on the back. Feels a little thin, and the sweet aromas present on the nose have abandoned the palate. It's quite refreshing, however, and I'm certainly glad that the smokiness isn't overpowering given the lack of body and sweetness (which would be sorely needed otherwise). Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it's suitable for the style.

A drinkable beer, very much a Rauch - the smoke character is robust, but not overpowering. It lacks a little something on the palate - I really like my Rauchbiers to have some sweetness behind them, but otherwise it's a very pleasant and pleasantly smoky beer.

(My 600th review, how about that...)

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 06:19:46 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Small 7oz brown twist bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy amber hued brew with a very sticky off white creamy lace.

Smell: Very aromatic with a whaft of creamy and smooth smelling smoke ... similar smoke aroma as cured meat or fish.

Taste: Soft and velvety smooth with a quite luxuriant and creamy malt mouth feel. A dose of caramelly sweet malt is quickly quelled by an assertive yet balanced smoky flavour. Lingering spicy hop lays its self from middle to end to add a touch more to the complexity while the smoke stays for a long time with an increasing warming feeling from the alcohol and smoke.

Notes: A step above the rest and an absolute delight to savour. Just a small warning ... the 7 oz bottle is not enough especially if you are a smoked ale lover.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2002 20:42:22 | More by Jason
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color, nice carbonation, nice little tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some smokeyness, slight citrus. The taste is malty, smoky, with some citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew, would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 01:26:56 | More by Wasatch
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange/amber color with a 1.5 finger foamy yellowish beige head that quickly fizzles away into a lasting ring. Minimal lacing.

Smoked malt aroma with hints of butane, charcoal, bacon, and a surprisingly strong citrus hop presence.

Resinous chewy mouthfeel with a very roasted smoked malt flavor with hints of charcoal, campfire ash, barbecued bacon and butane as well as a crisp dry bitter citrus hop presence. The citrus hops sweeten things up a bit and provide an interesting balance to the smokey flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 01:11:03 | More by corby112
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Garymuchow as part of BIF10. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" tan head above the dark copper brew. Head exhibits some resiliency, with good foamy lacing. Aroma is of smoke mainly, with apparent malt and hops present. Taste is a pleasingly balanced, with smoke present but not overpowering, throughout the experience. Mouthfeel and drinkability both good, for a smoked beer. Nice representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 21:53:58 | More by ppoitras
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer on sale at just 1.99 pounds (down from 2.69) at my local Sainsbury's. A real bargain I think!

A: copper or dark-amber hue, an initially foamy but quickly dissipating dark-yellowish head, and very mild carbonaiton.
S: softly sweetish beechwood smokiness dominates the nose, plus tobacco, tea-smoked Chinese black-prune along with its slightly sour-sweet juicy edge, lightly savoury flavour, crystal malts' caramel-like note... very nice and complex enough but not aggressive at all.
T: very juicy, mildly sweet and soft mouthfeel of smoked malts upfront; mouthwatering, fruity hoppy flavour plus mildly caramel or burned-sugar taste attached to the palate as a result of aromatic hops and (perhaps) crystal malts; the finish is rounded and leaves a not overly rich malty aftertaste on top of semi-dryish hoppyness.
M&D: medium-bodied and very flavoursome, this rather well-balanced beer manages to present its smoky characteristics in an understated manner. But the aftertaste gradually turns thiner and leaves a bit sugary residual taste on the swallow, similar to what the famous Schlenkerla Marzen showed me in the end, which I suppose is the weakest link in this beer's overall structure. All in all, I like this beer very much, but I'd like to see it coming in a smaller bottle, 500ml at most or even better 330ml, for, although this beer's aroma is consistently pleasant, the complexity of its taste cannot sustain long enough for more than two half-pints and still remain interesting to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2005 00:25:40 | More by wl0307
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Smoke Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.