Smokey The Beer | Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
Kansas, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by marc77 on 08-23-2003

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a dark, dark amber color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled quite smokey with a roasty kick.

T - It tasted smokey with a roasted malt flavor. Some toffee and burnt molasses.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice smoked beer. Don't think I could ever drink a lot of this style.

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Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, smoke, slight pale malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Rauchbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight smoke, slight grain, and a hint of hops. Overall, good appearance, feel, blend, and body. Quite the tasty session beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.24/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On tap at the brewpub in August 2009.

Pours a medium brown with a nice head. The aroma is that of peat and smoked malt, but way overly so--reminds me a bit of wet mulch. The taste takes this even further, with a bit of leather and bad jerky thrown in there as well. The menu spoke of this one's accolades, but I'm missing the goodness. The mouthfeel is medium and chewy, but destroyed by the taste, as is the drinkability.

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Photo of brdc
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest 2009, poured into a sample glass.
It is a review six years after the first one, and it seems things have changed some over the years.
Clear, amber colored, off white head with decent retention.
Aroma is relatively heavy on the smoke, but still not really heavy the way I like it, but pleasant malty caramel, beechwood or similar smoke.
Medium bodied, lots of smoke although ti could still use a bit more. Malty sweetness, some bacon and sauasage.
Body is a bit thin, but this is overall a very nice rauchbier.

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Photo of marc77
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruddy chestnut hue. Crystal clear. Thin, but persistent cream white head leaves sparse lace. The aroma is comprised of mild rauchmalt smoke and toasty Munich, along with mellow, toffeeish dark caramalt. Very clean, but a bit tame aromawise. Soft caramel upfront in flavor yields to a simple Munich and mellow beechwood smoke combination. Subtle bready sweetness is offset by a clean, rounded, herbal hop presence. Very well integrated, almost overshadowed smoked malt character. Crisp, suitably dextrinous, but a hair thin in mouthfeel. Finishes with a drying hint of roasted grain. Superbly drinkable and well rounded, but I wanted more rauchmalt character. Well crafted and tasty nonetheless. Smokey the Beer makes a fine stepping stone to Schlenkerla.

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Smokey The Beer from Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
3.41 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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