Smoke Out | Starr Hill Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CrellMoset on 11-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
19.68%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a filtered golden orange with a fast-fading white head that leaves a light ring of lace around the glass edges and

Aroma: Smoky, and a little salty, with faint pale malts. Smells like ham, hay, and honey. Which coincidentally all begin with the letter "h."

Taste: Light crisp malts - biscuity, faintly roasted, with a sweet honey edge - a faint hop twinge, but a lot of strong smoky notes, which are very reminiscent of ham.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, even bodied, and a little too full.

Drinkability: A very interesting beer, but not from a style I care too much for. That being said, I still enjoyed this one, and would be more than happy to give it a try again, though I fear availability will be an issue. Alcohol is completely hidden, despite its level. A good fall-time beer.

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3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1/5  rDev -73%

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2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Smoke Out from Starr Hill Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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