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Smoked Beer
Ranked #29
Ranked #15,143
3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
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JackRWatkins from Alabama

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours up a deep, hazy amber with a frothy, three finger, beige head.
S: Pepper and smoke jump out immediately, I have to admit it smells somewhat like burnt rubber, there are some subtle caramel malt notes peaking out from under the smoke though, but the presence of peated malt dominates.
T: The smoke dominates immediately with a subtle caramel malt sweetness following after, there are some pleasant fruity and tart undertones as well that come through. There are some definite understated cherry tart notes coming through here, the more this beer sits though, the more the personality of dupont yeast comes out, little by little, becoming more expressive. Some vanilla comes out, there are strong notes of graham cracker that come out as well.
M: Dry and crisp.
O: I wasn't in love with this initially, but it is so wonderfully expressive, a perfectly fascinating fall beer, it's savory, and honestly more worthy of contemplation than any dupont beer that I've had, and I love dupont beer. I would say don't sleep on this one, but to be honest I really don't think this beer is for everyone, if you don't like smoky beer, this won't change your mind, but if you do, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not trying this beer.

Aug 18, 2018
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More interesting than great.
We expect DuPont to produce great saisons. Even this moderate smokiness makes comparisons difficult.
But many of their other saisons' features are present in Triomfbier.
It Looks pretty, but murky. While it Smells mostly of smoke to me, I pickup the scent of their house yeast working on the malts to make them fruity. The fruit has to compete with the smoked malt and the herbs/hops do not come through strong for the same reason. I don't mind that there is no horse blanket or funk. I prefer my saisons that way.

Would I have this again ? I think I'll go get another bottle right now and taste it alongside DuPont's classic.

Jun 21, 2018
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Marius from Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Clear orange pour with a white head. Yeast, spices, citrus. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

Jan 03, 2017
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Pontzie from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: a dark golden pour with a solid head that lasts.
S: solid smell of the smokey peat. Undertones of a grassy wheat beer.
T: very pleasant smoke, that meshes well with an earthy version of a wheat beer. Very interesting combination that has a ton of depth. Easy to come back for more. Paired excellently with a fantastic meal.
M: perfect balance of carbonation. Lively upfront taste with an excellent smokey finish that really stands out amongst a ton of lesser beers.
O: really amazing smokey flavorful beer. Different than many standard beers with the because of the petty flavor but not overbearing. Really enjoyable.

Nov 12, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a dark yellow color ale with a huge foamy head with perfect retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of subtle peat smoked malt notes with light cereal notes is quite enjoyable. Smokes become more and more apparent as beer temperature increase. Taste is a great mix between some smoked peat notes with some rustic cereal notes and some peppery yeast notes also noticeable in the aftertaste. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another great creation from Dupont with great balance and drinkability while maintain some complexity

Sep 15, 2016
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aleigator from Germany

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean amber color, with a huge, froth head.

Smells of herbal wild honey, toffee and grass. Offers a flowery wooden note on top, which derives a smoky quality from the malts.

Has a soft mouthfeel, with a bubbly, effervescent finish, revealing a sweet, malt defined ending among a refreshing body.

Tastes of sweet honey, toffee malts, old wood and smoky, earthen malts, washed away by a mineralic quality. A honey coated dryness comes up from the back end of the palate, together with more malts, grass and stony minerals. Finishes spicy with a prominent inclusion of cloves, pepper and coriander.

Sweeter than expected, with a slight, late dryness, revealing a very interesting smoky twist, amped up by a refreshing, soft carbonation level.

Jun 05, 2016
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flagmantho from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate murk and a strong effervescence. Head poured three fat fingers of frothy ivory-tan foam that sticks around for a long time. Pretty.

Smell: a nice smokiness; present, but not too strong, atop a mildly phenolic base. There's a definite dunkelweizen element here. Not bad at all.

Taste: similar to the aroma, but with a dash of sweetness and fruitiness that provides a welcome counterpoint to the smoke and phenol. Balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a massive carbonation and creaminess. Great.

Overall: a very good beer indeed. This would be great with a meal.

Apr 11, 2016
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erk0607 from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: clear apricot-gold

Smell: like you put out a campfire at a bar that used to allow smoking years and years ago. Some yeastyness and straw attributes.

Taste: largely like it smells, but more farmhouse saisonish

Feel: very light, foamy

Overall: pretty good, would try again once the uniqueness of a smoked beer settles in

Mar 14, 2016
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royalenfield from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Easy-drinking brew with a nice smoky twist. Very thick egg-white head that just wouldn't quit - it remained thick and viscous long after my glass was emptied. Smoky nose, smoky palate, just a mild smokiness all around, reminiscent of lapsang souchong tea but not at all intrusive, and it complemented the mild hop bitterness nicely. Light yeasty fresh-baked bread and hay flavors as well. Moderately chewy body. Long pleasant finish with more smoke. Tasted great with slow-cooked brisket and roast fingerling potatoes.

Dec 09, 2015
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ryannosaurus from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caged 750 poured to tulip

Pours deep gold with a reddish tinge, fairly hazy. Big pale gold head settles some.

I didn't research this one before hand, so the smoke was a bit of a surprise, and first thing I noticed in the aroma. Nice moderate smokiness, with apricot, bread, leather and tobacco backing it.

Taste follows the aroma, smoke is a little heavy cold but moderates as the beer warms. A vegetal note joins the leather, with apricot, tobacco, fresh cut wood and bread more in the background. Not particularly sweet.

Mouthfeel is fairly robust for 6%

Overall I like this one quite a bit. Smoked beers are an acquired taste, and I acquired mine drinking some of Bamberg's finest. This is very reminiscent of Rauchenfels, a bit more sedately smoked than Aecht or US smoked brews I've tried

Dec 06, 2015
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drpimento from Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice, interesting smoked beer. Appearance has a large billowy head and a hazy-to-lightly cloudy amber color. Aroma is smoke, yeast, fruit, grain. Flavor's similar to nose with carbonic tang in front, sweet in back and smoke while present, doesn't overwhelm. Great body. Easy drinking brew

Nov 29, 2015
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Myotus from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with two finger's worth of off-white foam that halves itself after 1 minute. The foam head is very spacious and not dense at all. Dark amber in color. There is a high amount of small sized bubbles ascending to support the rocky foam head. There is also a massive amount of small yeast particles in the brew. I had no idea there would be a yeast settlement in this style of beer. Lacing is thick, but very subtle.
SMELL: Has mild aromas of smoked bacon and campfire with subtle aromas of bready malts and hints of spicy hops.
TASTE: Strong flavors of smoked bacon and mild bready malts enter onto the palate. Strong campfire flavors enter right after along with subtle spicy hop flavors as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Full-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and ends with a thirst-quenching finish.

Oct 26, 2015
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed with Kyle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy caramel hue with fat almost two finger white head that fades to leave creamy lacing and a thick blanket.

S - Aromas of light smoke, caramel, Belgian yeasts. Definitely has a Belgian ale thing going on. Smoke really creeps up on the end.

T - Taste is loads more smoke than the nose. Smoked meats, char, campfire, smoked malts, light Belgian esters. The smoke lingers throughout.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, sharp, cuts through the smoke a little.

O - Overall this beer was a bunch smokier than I was expecting. Would go nice with meats, but on its own this is a chore.

Serving type: bottle

Sep 02, 2015
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KF_MSU from Michigan

3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Foamy, very hazy, and straw colored. Smells like burnt firewood, smokey, and meaty. I thought the smoke taste was overpowering; I could not taste anything past that.

Apr 28, 2015
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goochpunch from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy orange with a lasting white head. Smells of smoke, caramel, yeast dough, and tea-like hops. Tastes of a caramel ambree base with toasty and smokey notes. Herbal hops come in, as well as mild yeasty esters and phenols. Tiny bubbles on the tongue with a moderately weighted body. Awesome.

Apr 12, 2015
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beatiful hazy, golden amber beer with a lot of bubbles racing to the top where the fluffy, three finger high, white head is. This beer looks amazing!

Nose: Smoke, dried fruit, smoked ham, meat, orange, apricot, herbs, green tea and Belgian yeast.
Taste: Smoked malt, orange, Belgian yeast, hops and spices.
Body: Medium body and full carbonation. Interesting texture! Smokey but not to much. Bitter - just right amount. A little sweetness. This is good!

Apr 01, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is about as beautiful as you'd hop to find in a beer. Poured into the tall Timmermans goblet, the color is clear golden amber, with a massive, foamy pile of suds that sticks to the glass all the way down to the bottom. Intriguing unidentifiable aroma.

The flavor is a surprise, but gradually reveals to be smokiness. It's not your usual barbecue smoke, but something like pine smoke though light enough to be inviting. The brewery says the "phenolic characteristic" is from the addition of malt dried with Scottish peat (something to do with malt whiskey). A little woody with just a touch of the Belgian yeastiness.

Certainly one of the very best smoked beers I've had. The creamy mouthfeel subdues the unique flavors a little and just makes this more drinkable. Another reason to try anything from Brasserie Dupont. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Mar 27, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

2014 vintage.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of smoked malt, smoked ham, earth, and split pea soup aromas. Taste is much the same with split pea soup, smoked ham, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with interesting split pea soup and smoked ham characteristics, but that isn't necessarily a good thing in beer form.

Serving type: bottle.

Mar 18, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overripe fruit, stone fruit, smoke on the nose. Pours hazy gold under a 2” off-white foam cap with very clingy lace. Fruity palate, especially apricot and peach with hard candi, light graham cracker with smoke in the finish and an earthy bitterness in the background. This is a very creamy medium bodied beer with fine soft carbonation. Very refreshing.

Mar 15, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From the makers of the perfect saison, a darker slightly smoky version of the same - what more could you ask for as a winter surprise. Settle in folks.

Feb 23, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i have to confess, i ordered this one not knowing it was smoked, and wondered the whole time where the bandaid and gauze thing came from, almost medicinal in a way that we usually associate with fruit beers, but there is no fruit here. it is a relief to now see it is a smoked beer, and that makes perfect sense. the smoke is light enough to be confounding, but still obvious, just in a different way, very belgian. light copper colored beer, came out darker than expected from the tap, and cant hold much head at all after a minute or too. a medicine nose, but thats smoke and grain tannins. the saison aspect is lacking for me, its neither funky or fruity, and really doesnt have much of a yeast profile at all, especially considering its brewer. definitely different, i have not had much smoked belgian stuff, so this was a reach for my palate. i didnt love it, found it a league below other beers i have had from these guys, although i certainly can appreciate its uniqueness. i have seen some bottles around too, maybe i will try it in that format and compare...

Feb 21, 2015
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fourstringer from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped L14230A.

A: Cloudy, honey-colored body with 1.5 finger of dense, off-white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Earthy, smoky. Light funk, mushroom. Subdued fruit with notes of lemon, pear. Faint white pepper.

T: Light Belgian yeast and spice open with a lightly smoky, peaty malt. Nicely graded, noble-type hops develop to a rather dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence. Lingering floral hops and wisps of smoke in a mostly clean finish.

M: Moderate carbonation with smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Very nice.

O: I didn't know this was a smoked beer going in and I was pleasantly surprised. Solid saison with a tasteful, well-integrated smoke. Unique and successful.


Jan 23, 2015
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this from my neighbors. Thank you guys. This is really as special beer. A smoked Saison that gushed on me but was really good. I never had something quite like it before. I found it quite smokey in the aroma though real Rauchbier are much more extreme. There was also a certain earthiness to it that was clearly Saison yeast. A lot of taste and relatively low alcohol.

Jan 10, 2015
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oberon from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Is it a saison or a smoked beer? That's the question.Pours into a large tulip glass a somewhat murky deep burnt orange with a large blooming off white crown that leaves two full rings of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.The smoke is light in the nose with mild yeasty phenols and toasted grain detected.Dry on the palate with a little chalkiness and white pepper,the smoke is very light in the finish,a grainy feel.This would be a good springtime drinker while out grilling or planting,I'll revisit it in a few months.

Jan 08, 2015
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/31/2014 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a goblet glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains smoked malts, some hops, some caramel and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with a good smokiness up front. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and the malt character is thin creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the smokiness.

Jan 01, 2015
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 91 ratings