Ballast Point Abandon Ship Smoked Lager

Ballast Point Brewing and SpiritsFrom Dan – Here is one of those gems from Ballast Point that comes and goes from time to time.  Ballast Point makes very few lagers, but the ones they make are pretty fantastic.

Ballast Point Brewing – Ballast Point Abandon Ship Smoked Lager – On tap at 38 Degrees Alehouse – 6.6% abv.

Appearance: Pours an amber brown with no head to be found.

Aroma: Smoked ham.

Taste: Smoked ham skin/rind, bready and sweet dark malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fizzy.

Overall:  I enjoyed this. Very smokey, but not liquid smoke levels.


  1. admin says

    You are completely correct Ryan. I’ve actually had a few of those that you’ve named. They don’t make it very far up the 5 fwy.

  2. says

    Dan, I disagree that Ballast Point makes “very few lagers” — how about BP Oktoberfest, Fathom India Pale Lager, Longfin Lager, Navigator Doppelbock, Pescadero Pilsner, San Salvador Black Lager, Smoke Screen Munich Helles Lager, Steamboat Black Lager? All excellent, and I know many breweries that make fewer than that…

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