What's the word on the Smokehouse?

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What's the word on the Smokehouse?

Post by HPhunter » Wed May 07, 2014 10:05 pm

So since you are all being a tight lipped bunch of ___ts!
I'm a gonna ask! " what's the word on the Smoked Beer? Don't hold back I want the good and the bad! I already plan to make a small change to it but I think I will make this a regular!
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Post by RubberToe » Wed May 07, 2014 10:07 pm

Been saving mine to share... might crack it tomorrow.
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Post by jeffsmith » Wed May 07, 2014 10:07 pm

Haven't cracked a bottle yet, but plan to when I finish work tonite.

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Post by GuingesRock » Wed May 07, 2014 10:10 pm

I don't like smoked beer but I liked that one. I focused on the mouth feel first and it was really smooth and pleasant, then I forgot about the smoke, then I poured another, and another ...from the tap in your brewhouse :lol:

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Post by Keith » Wed May 07, 2014 10:48 pm

I enjoyed it the 3 times I had it, honestly it was really easy drinking and I'll be getting it again, although your APA is my go to (I love my hops). As for feed back, I split the last squealer with my buddy Cory and he was a fan. He is looking forward to drinking it again.
My buddy Shawn wasn't a fan, but yet again his pallet isn't developed and tends to stick to Sleeman Honey Brown. I'm glad I only poured him a small sample.

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Post by HPhunter » Wed May 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Different yeast. All about the smoke flavour and nothing else.
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Post by jeffsmith » Wed May 07, 2014 11:35 pm

Enjoying it but wasn't what I was expecting at all. Aroma is almost fruity rather than the bacony blast I was expecting. English yeast?

Really like that it doesn't have an acrid or acidic aftertaste like a lot of smoked beers have.

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Post by HPhunter » Wed May 07, 2014 11:42 pm

Yeast change is to get rid of the fruit! Good pick up on that!
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Post by jeffsmith » Wed May 07, 2014 11:46 pm

HPhunter wrote:Yeast change is to get rid of the fruit! Good pick up on that!
Surprised I could pick that up after working 16+ hours today and sucking back one of your RIS beforehand. :spilly:

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Post by jeffsmith » Thu May 08, 2014 12:02 am

This is really great stuff. Wishing I'd ordered more than two bottles now.

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Post by GAM » Thu May 08, 2014 10:20 am

HPhunter wrote:So since you are all being a tight lipped bunch of ___ts!
I'm a gonna ask! " what's the word on the Smoked Beer? Don't hold back I want the good and the bad! I already plan to make a small change to it but I think I will make this a regular!
Come on boys and gals sing out!
Ps the most entertaining review (good or bad) gets a prize!
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Bad is I said RIS not Smokin hot Bitch!!

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Post by bluenose » Thu May 08, 2014 1:15 pm

GAM wrote:Bad is I said RIS not Smokin hot Bitch!!

Thats right. I'm an idot.

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Re: What's the word on the Smokehouse?

Post by GAM » Thu May 08, 2014 1:56 pm

I get that alot.

I had ordered Smoke but I said RSI and thats what I got.

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Post by jtmwhyte » Thu May 08, 2014 6:05 pm

I had the Pale Monday, the RIS Tuesday and I'll have this one tonight and will report back. Both of the others were magnificent. The RIS actually tastes a LOT like my Prime Mover RIS, but mine has "mystery flavour" question marks in it.
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Re: What's the word on the Smokehouse?

Post by jtmwhyte » Thu May 08, 2014 9:09 pm

Drinking it now. Very good beer. Definitely not as smoky as I imagined it would be. I did an Irish Red Ale with 30% smoked malt and it was overpowering for months. This is a more subtle smokiness. It is, in my opinion, a unique product on our brewing horizon. I personally would probably not buy more than one every once in a while, but I could see it having a real niche market. If I had to rank the 3 I'd go (neck in neck) APA, RIS and then the rauch.
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Post by vgoreham » Thu May 08, 2014 9:19 pm

Did I miss out on this? I had some of the flat stuff when I visited your brewery and quite liked it. It was delicious and also pretty unique. I'd love to drink some with some ribs or perhaps when I'm out camping... Yessir.

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Post by GuingesRock » Thu May 08, 2014 9:28 pm

Is it a good beer for people like me to enjoy who aren't hard core rauchbier drinkers? I don't think there are many hard core rauchbier drinkers out there. Are you after a niche market or do you want a beer that appeals to many? Most people seemed to be really enjoying it at the valley meeting, raving about it in fact. I wouldn't change it. Work your magic on a new beer instead, and leave that one as it is. If you change it now it's out there, some will be disappointed.
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Re: What's the word on the Smokehouse?

Post by chalmers » Wed May 14, 2014 12:10 am

Split the two bottles between a handful of guys Friday. The concensus was: very enjoyable beer, not as smokey as some were expecting/fearing, did come off as sweet, though that could be be yeast characteristics. Cheers!

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