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Braustelle – Freigeist Ehrenfelder – 4 out of 7 (not a smokebeer)

Here’s the first installment of a 5 part series where Freigeist beers are reviewed. And this beer, Ehrenfeider, an unfiltered altbier, is oddly enough tagged in the not a smokebeer category. Why review it? Well, the description on the label states … Continue reading

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Rogue – Chipotle Ale – 4.5 out of 7

I don’t really like pepper beers, but when smoke is involved, SmokeBeerMinistry gets involved, and this one is tasting pretty good. Not too peppery, and even less smoky… Wait, this tastes REALLY peppery, and slightly smoky. I’m drinking. Undeniably chipotle peppery, … Continue reading

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Jopen / The Monarchy – Grätzer historic ale – 3 out of 7

Its a snow day at SBM, so you are allowed to question The Witchdoctor’s sobriety. A sour bitterness hits you front and center. Smells great. Tastes fine. The bitterness hides the wheat flavors. The smoke stands out. Tiny tiny bit … Continue reading

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Destihl Brewery – 1920 Stout Imperiale – 5 out of 7

Yep, this beer tastes a lot like the expensive beers are tasting nowadays… the expensive barrel aged ones. At $20 a bottle Destihl really does have to deliver a product that their customer is expecting, which in this case delivers … Continue reading

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Firetucker & C.I.B. – Wildfire Smoked Sour Porter – 3.4 out of 7

Off-site review with newly ordained ministers. First off, we don’t like collaboration beers. Why? Well, I haven’t quite worked out my philosophy on this subject yet, but I do believe that in a competitive market, there are winners and losers, … Continue reading

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Emelisse – Rauchbier – 4.9 smokestacks

BTW, I’m still drinkin’. I confessed my sobriety in the last post and plowed right through another review because I love smokebeer AND because my guest bedroom is filling up with rare beers, and I find that a little embarrassing. … Continue reading

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Mikkeller – Rauch Geek – 3 out of 7

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve had a few tonight. One thing about beer reviews is that one’s mood can play into the review. Regardless of my spirits (psychological or ingested), I feel fully prepared to deliver an unbiased … Continue reading

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Brasserie La Baleine – La Gitane – 6 out of 7

This beer tastes great! I got this one in France with cautious optimism considering that the French aren’t known for their beer, furthermore, I don’t believe I’ve ever even had a French beer. Imagine my surprise when the deep woods … Continue reading

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Talon Extra Select Smoked Double Porter – 3.5 out of 7 Smokestacks

Awfully foamy (Bad)! No silt (Good)! 10% Alcohol (Good)! I can’t really taste the booze due to all the flavanoids packed in there. This smokebeer is thick like syrup. Just too crowded with flavor for me to enjoy. Its beating … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Brewery – Out of the Ashes Smoked Rye Porter – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks

George Burns may not be here now, but I can tell he just left. This dark (6 of 7) Smoked Rye Porter comes off a little tart on the back of the tongue. BTW, I’m drinking when I do these … Continue reading

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New Belgium/3 Floyds Collaboration – Lips of Faith Grätzer Ale – 4 out of 7

Here’s one of 2, maybe 3 other Grätzers that I’ve come across in my travels. If smokebeer had a shandy, grätzers would be them; oak smoked wheat beer. Typically light in abv, color, and taste, Lips of Faith breaks the latter … Continue reading

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Ridgeway Brewing – Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter – 4 Smokestacks

First thought upon opening = Peat. It smells better than it tastes, but peat really isn’t the most drinkable of tastes so neither is going to get me to come back too soon. The description reads “peated whisky malt” so … Continue reading

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Sideswipe Brewing – Elegant Hoodlum – Smoked Stout – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks

Mike brought me this one from Ohio. For me, this one is a truly dark beer (7 out of 7), but some images on the internet show that it has worn many different colored hats in its day… I typically … Continue reading

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Uinta Brewing Co. – Crooked Line – Tinder Rauchbier Smoked Lager – final score 6 out of 7

Here’s a time saver; You’re probably looking for this: https://www.gotinder.com/ If not, then welcome to the only beer blog site solely dedicated to smoked beer, SmokeBeerMinistry. Uinta Brewing Co. Crooked Line Tinder Rauchbier Smoked Lager = too long of a name. … Continue reading

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Furthermore – Three Feet Deep – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks –

Furthermore Beer of Spring Green, Wisconsin gets their Three Feet Deep stout reviewed; on tap at The Old Fashioned Tavern and Restaurant ($4 pint) in Madison, WI. Peat runs three feet deep under the fertile surface of the ground in … Continue reading

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Victory Brewing – Scarlet Fire Rauchbier – 6 out of 7

It’s always a pleasant surprise to see a smokebeer that isn’t the color of used motor oil. Scarlet Fire Rauchbier was a seasonally translucent autumn red color. $6 for a full pint at Petrol Station Houston was some relief after … Continue reading

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Clown Shoes – Vampire Slayer DRAFT – 4 out of 7 –

So, I’m not doing the thing with the religious terminology anymore, it was stupid. Last night I had a Vampire Slayer from Clown Shoes. It was $8 for a snifter at Petrol Station in Houston, TX. Vampire Slayer is the beer … Continue reading

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Madison photo and spreadsheet.

Here’s a photo and spreadsheet covering the last tasting I held in Madison, WI, and the growing spreadsheet for the upcoming tasting in Houston, TX. Smoke Beer Tasting Notes spreadsheet.

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Smoke Beer Ministry, entry ONE

The second coming of a smokebeer tasting is scheduled in early 2013, and we are the host. It is the goal of the ministry to raise awareness of beers that taste like smoke. There is an extensive and growing collection … Continue reading

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