Fermenting: 24/10/2005 Bottled: 07/11/2005
Another can from Eastern Suburbs Brewmakers. This one had an amazing smell out of the can – smoked hickory/beer. Should be a complex flavour, completely different to anything we’ve tried before.
The perfect beer for a BBQ, with the added fragrance of the campfire.ESB website
That campfire quote seems like a load of rubbish, but if you can tell the difference between a smoked cheese and a normal one, or smoked ham, or a dark smoky single malt scotch as opposed to a blend or Speyside one, I think you might be on the right track to enjoying this beer.
Other people might just see it as beer with some BBQ sauce tipped in.
Bottling notes: Incredibly thick and creamy head, requiring a 50mL top up of each bottle once it had subsided. Taste is hard to describe – most definately not sweet, and would accompany food well, I think.
Tasting notes: Not the most popular beer I’ve ever made. Strong smoky taste is a distraction, but does go well with certain foods. Hardly a session beer, but good for an alternative. 5/10