Smoke Out - Starr Hill Brewery
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.64/5 rDev +3.1%
22 oz. Bottled July 2013.
Orangey gold pour, just about no head. A few white whisps on top.
Aroma, some sweeter caramel and toffee. Campfire, very light smoked bacon.
Taste, a barbeque smoke, light caramel, grainy malt. A honey bacon. Some nice earthiness. Lingers pretty well.
Light side of medium, higher carbonation. Much higher carbonation than the appearance would leave one to believe. Goes down easy, but you have to like the smoke. Was pleasantly surprised by this compared to two years ago reviews.
09-10-2013 02:02:05 | More by Bung
2.38/5 rDev -32.6%
Judging by other people's reactions to this one, I feel like I may have had a subpar pint, but I don't know think I'd try this one again.
A: Started out well, a nice dark color, almost opaque. Head was a touch too thin.
S: Curiously, the main smell I got from this one was licorice. Not unpleasant, but certainly unexpected.
T: Eh. Frankly, this tasted like someone had poured liquid smoke into a pint of water, then dyed it black. I really didn't get any *beer* taste, just smoke. My girlfriend, who's spent time in Bamberg and had proper rauchbier, assured me this one didn't taste anything like The Real Thing.
M: Thin, thin, thin. I admit I like my beer to be thick in my mouth, but this was awfully watery.
O: I've really been disappointed with Starr Hill's selection, and this did nothing to lift the mediocrity. Everything they brew feels unnecessarily watery and tastes like not much, and this was no exception.
08-28-2011 16:42:00 | More by the38raven
3.63/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours a clear golden body with creamy never say die head that leaves lace as it slowly descends. A smokey, but not too smokey (i.e. beef jerky) smell and I can detect a hint of sweetness. Taste is more of the same as this medium-bodied beer isn't as dry or cutting as other smoke beers, but has a good smoke profile and also some sweet caramel and other sugary malts poke through. Not as "smokey" as other rauchbiers and the profile of the beer is a little generic but overall I enjoyed this one.
08-16-2011 21:43:12 | More by clayrock81
4.05/5 rDev +14.7%
Poured from a 2L swing-top growler into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Filled at the brewery 18 June. From notes. Reviewed 29 June 2011.
A: Two-fingers of tight head, big and pleasant. Copper-cloudy with plenty of bubbles. Really good lacing.
S: Cooked meat. Firepits. Smoooke (duh). Some malty sweetness.
T: Malty-sweet with a robust smokiness throughout. Smoother, richer, and more subtle than expected. Hints of milk chocolate. Aftertaste is soft, then a bit tart(?), then smoothly malty...creamy almost.
M: Very nice! I wonder if it would be more carbonated if it hadn't spent so long in the growler. As it is, the beer is smooth and creamy until the very end, which brings a touch of dryness.
O: Good rauchbier. Sweeter than expected; soft and undemanding. The smoke is secondary, but always in the background. Recommended. I would drink again.
08-09-2011 18:43:04 | More by AgentMunky
Smoke Out from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.