Here Sam Adams goes again… making one of these craft brew styles that most mainstream beer breweries dare not try. I swear, Sam, you’ve got balls – and I am constantly impressed with you.
I’m not a Rauchbier fan, and if you’ve ever had a Rauchbier, you’d probably agree that it’s easily described as “smokey”. I took a sip of this, and it tasted like a beer that I sat beside a campfire, forgot about for like 4 hours, then found again and drank; again, not a fan. It does have some great malt character, but it reminds me of that “liquid smoke” stuff that people add to their chilis and stews. Now, even though I didn’t like the taste, the smell is awesome and reminds me of Fall!
Keep on keepin’ on, Sam Adams; even though you don’t always hit my palate right on, you make me proud!