Shiner Smokehaus

OK, mixed reviews on this one I see, let’s have a go.
12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a decent, somewhat frothy, typical for the Helles style yellow. Head was average with some retention and lace.
Nose gives away very little except a touch of smoke and some malty sweetness. The tastes reflect this fairly faithfully but with the smoke playing a larger part. An interesting combination of tastes that frankly struggles a bit to settle on the palate but it’s not unpleasant. Definitely would benefit from some snacks alongside this one.
As with smoked beers of ANY description, these are generally complimented with food, the heartier the better.
Overall enjoyable, and although this is obviously not a beer like a smoked porter or even a classic German rauch, it does have a certain autumnal, winter, grilling, BBQ type appeal that might even start a few conversations,. Not bad at all.

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09/22/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.9 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.45
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