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Smoktoberfest - Half Pints Brewing Company

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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company visit their website
Manitoba, Canada

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kjyost on 10-19-2011)
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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber. Spotty lacings, thin film.

Campfire nose, a bit hammy.

Pork-factor is amped up in the mouth. Big bacon taste. Settles a bit to a smokey-woody flavour. Peak at grainy malt in the finish.

Some bigger malt flavours would be nice, but overall a good take on the style.

CanuckRover, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of kjyost
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle acquired at the brewery on the date of release. Poured ~6C into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint, paired with spicy chill & cornbread for dinner. The rest consumed 2 hours later alone.

A: Clear, amber with a light white head that fizzes away with no real lacing.
S: Some vegetal / cooked cabbage hits first, then comes the smoke. Not a blast like most other smoked beers I have had, but a nice subtle smoke, almost bacon-like, with a hint of caramel in the finish.
T: Definitely a balanced beer here. Some nice sweetness that lingers with the smoke, creating an almost meaty bacon again. Very interesting. Not much else going on across the palate that I can recall.
M: Average carbonation with a lingering smoke. No substantial bitterness, although the beer does pair well with the chosen food (and likely would have made a delicious base for the chill too :)
O: Of the limited smoked beers I have had, this one was the most balanced and nuanced, not that that is really saying much... A beer that will pair well with some things, but a beer that I can easily see me reaching around to get others I prefer...

kjyost, Oct 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from kjyost, thanks Ken! 650ml into a tulip. 55 IBUs.

Browned orange with a cream coloured head. Light lacing and mild retention. Nose of sweet caramel, sweet BBQ/campfire-like smoke and some toasty breads. Taste is bready, doughy, smokey sweetness and a hint of apple. Medium full feel. Low carbonation but smooth in texture. Nice sweeter rauchbier.

liamt07, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of marty21
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden amber with 1.5 fingers worth of creamy off white head. Left a little island of bubbles and a decent amount of lacing.

S: Exactly the smell you get when you smell yourself or someone else after a bonfire. I also get a little bit of charcoaled meat. Could be bacon.

T: Lots of smokiness with charcoaled meat. The smoke/burntness isn’t overwhelming which is perfect so you really enjoy the taste.

M: Light carbonation with a medium body.

O: Another great limited release by Half Pints. If you like smoked beers this is a must try. Actually this is a must try regardless. I’m going to have to pick up some more bottles before they’re all gone.

marty21, Oct 23, 2011
Smoktoberfest from Half Pints Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.