Big Dan´s Oaky Smokey Wheat Lager
Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB

Big Dan´s Oaky Smokey Wheat LagerBig Dan´s Oaky Smokey Wheat Lager
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Style:
Smoked Beer
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 26.82%
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2
Ratings:
3
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Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB
 
Sweden
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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bark from Sweden

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is straw yellow (5 BEC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is airy and white; it sinks quickly into a tin lid leaving some lacing.

The smell got some clean smoked flavours of delicatessen. Some tart wheat-notes, distinct clean bitterness and hints of sweet malts. Sort of a cleaner and lighter version of Æcht Schenkerla Rauch-Märzen.

The taste is clean with delicatessen in the background. Clean bitter notes, bread-like sweetness and hints of wheat sourness. Medium body. The aftertaste is semi-sweet and lightly smoked. Hints of metal, wood and vegetables. The finish is semi-sweet with notes of rye bread and beer sausages.

The carbonation is strong, the many mid-sized bubbles are smooth and short-lived. The liquid is a bit harsh.

A clean and balanced lager. I had hoped for much stronger flavours of smoke malt, the oak-cubes and the wheat malt.

Nov 11, 2014
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Oct 31, 2014
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LinusBohman from Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

*I'm writing this pretty much after the last drop has swept past my tounge so I beg you to excuse misspelling due to a light touch of drunkedness.

Served into a tulip at room temperature.

Appearance: Golden as the ever so fading sunlight upon the autumn leaves of October. Beautiful white head which dissipates swiftly and leaves no trace at the top of this wonderful brew. A healthy dose of lacing on the sides tells you that this will have some wonderful sweetness to it. Bubbles are not abundant but appears in a mellow manner.

Smell: You get a nice fresh smell of malts, orange zest, marmelade. Pretty sweet smell I'd say and not much smoke here. You get a bit of a floral hop smell to it aswell.

Taste: As I begin to drink I first get these sweet and mellow tastes of malts. Floral hops with not that much bitterness to it. Marmelade, orange zest is what first hits me. As I continue drinking the smokes becomes more and more apparent and brings a very nice finish to it. The taste that lingers on afterwards are marmelade with a hint of peated whiskey.

Mouthfeel: Mellow, quite smooth for a lager. Goes done very easy. I'd say at the light side of medium body. "Lagom" amount of bubbles (not too much, not too little).

Overall: Very well balanced beer. Light and still complex. It has lots of dimensions to discover without being a heavy beer. I'd say they really nailed this one down. Gets some minus points for the lack of head and the lack of smoke in the smell.

Sep 20, 2014
Big Dan´s Oaky Smokey Wheat Lager from Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 3 ratings