Style: Smoked Lager

ABV: 5.1 IBU: 27

93/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Switchback Brewing Co. Flynn on Fire: Gates of Helles

What the brewers say

“A soft touch on the smoke complements this helles-style lager.”

What our panel thought

“Mild smoke in aroma; sweet, light, biscuit-cracker malt is a nice complement. Light grainy sweetness, a touch more than your average helles. Slight bitterness clashes with smoke. Overall very enjoyable.”

What our editors thought

“Deep, charred woodsmoke on the nose. The sip sweetens things up a bit to buffer the intense wood—a tough task for a light-bodied beer. Sharp edges throughout—rough and unyielding.”

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