False advertisement I tell you. If you bought a BMW and brought it home to discover that you’d been given a Mercedes, you’d be a little bitter (like the beer). Both great cars, but not delivered as advertised. This is a good beer, but the word SMOKE in big bubbly letters indicates a flavor that just doesn’t materialize on the pallet. This beer pours nicely with a big frothy head, but there is no smoke to be found in the smell or taste. These should score a Zero, but my smokestack scale actually only goes down to One, so One it gets. This beer reminds me of those rich Belgian blondes that were everyone’s favorite a few years back; reminds me of Hoegaarden or Fin Du Monde. This beer makes me want to drink it from a little shallow, frilly looking champagne glass in some western European country. Smoke flavors would not make this beer taste better, however. So, why did they print the word smoke on the label several times? The brewers need to implement quality standards and focus on competency of their craft. Also, people still say shizz? Overall smokestack metric, a generous 2.5 out of 7.
|Brewer||Burn’em Brewing and Four Fathers Brewing|
|Beer Name||Smoke That Shizz|
|Brewer’s Description||Belgian Style Imperial Smoked Blonde Ale Over Fermented with Honey|
|Food Pairings||Chicken wings|
|Brewery Location||Burn’em – Michigan City, IN Four Fathers – Valparaiso, IN|
|Alcohol content by volume||8.5%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||25|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||2|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||1|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||1|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||2.5|
|Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy)||2.5|
Check out these links if you want to check out the brewer, but don’t expect to learn anything about this beer.
http://burnembrewing.com/ (Burn’em has an image of their label, but that’s it.
http://fourfathersbrewing.com/ (this group doesn’t seem to know anything about Smoke That Shizz)