Fireside Ale

12 oz single.
Mid brown pour with a decent head and a little lace.
Nose and tastes are rich malts with more than a touch of smoke (as the label suggests). It is a little more smoky than I was anticipating, and it was pretty sweet. I enjoyed the taste but to be honest, this is a beer that I can only really manage one of in a sitting.
It’s rich without beying cloying. Obviously the smoke dominates, and to be honest at the end it seems that this is a little subtley smoked than many rauchbiers that I have had in the past.
As usual with smoked brews this is best enjoyed with hearty food.
Smooth and easy drinking, an interesting beer.

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04/02/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.88
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