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The base of this delicious flake is a mixture of golden and orange Virginias. This tobacco seduces you with its natural, complex sweetness and slight nuances of lemon. Delicate aromas of meadow honey and fruity orange underline this.

Notes: Description is translated from German packaging.

Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp & Co.
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
FlavoringHoney, Orange
Packaging50 grams tin
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Mild to Medium
Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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dk-piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dk-piper (25)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Aroma description on tin is quite accurate.

This is a great allday smoke. A quality virginia blend with subtle honey and orange topping lingering in the background while you puff away. This one i put in the same category as Orlik's Golden Sliced and Richmonds Navy Cut. Probably Golden Flake is the mildest of these three.

Virginia Lovers should try it at least once!

6 people found this review helpful.

Mr. Motoyoshi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mr. Motoyoshi (68)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Tin descriptions are seldom accurate; this one being anexception.

The flakes are the same size of Solani's flakes (about two MacBaren flakes stuck together side by side. I am a roll and stuffer but this is easily rubbed out. The flake has specks of gold, brown and even some black. It says straight virginia but I would be willing to bet they cavendish press some Virginias and include that in the blend.

As mentioned before, the flavors read just like the tin description; lemons, honey and orange. It's a very mild Va with sweet grassy undertones supporting the previous flavors. Imagine a sweet lemon merengue pie baked in a honey crust.

I found that this tobacco really shines in a long shanked group 3 size pipe. I have a Duncan Hill canadian and the flavors really came out in that pipe.

This blend is somewhat reminiscnet of Orlik Golden Sliced with less spice and more lemon, honey and orange. I also found it similar to Dunhill Flake (again with more lemon and honey and orange).

Highly recommended for a VA introduction, just a little too sweet and not enough umph (for my tastes) to give it a 4 star. Still a very enjoyable smoke.

Pipe Used: Group 3 for best experience

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red).

4 people found this review helpful.

Pseudo Nim Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pseudo Nim (120)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

After ordering this on line, I noticed that lemon and honey is used as a topping, my heart sank. On opening the tin, a quick sniff concurred, lemon and honey, I had a mental image of a McB's salesman "Will that be six scoops of honey or seven"? followed by a cheery "Three lumps of caramel to cover your tasteless tobacco sir"?

I was pleasantly supprised to find both lemon and honey, which is present, well and truly in the background. A tempered hand has been used, proven by several DGT's.

IMHO, the benchmark for an excellent Virginia is Sam Gawith's Golden Glow / Medium Virginia Flake and Capstan Flake Medium.

Golden Flake however, is in my opinion, of a lighter vein, this does not mean it's bad. The flakes rub out easily and take to the match, the flavouring remains firmly in the background as noted and a good quality virginia, without bite I may add, comes to the fore. For me, this will be a more interesting smoke as the weather warms. For now, a good tobacco, I have no regrets buying two tins, they will not gather dust and as the summer progresses, I may well buy more.

Well worth a try without being an outstanding smoke.

3 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (271)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Full Very Pleasant

This one's mostly VA; it reaches me in perfect condition for smoking (not too moist, not too dry), and after some tests, I tend to use my smallest bowls for it when rubbed out.

The taste is potent and sweetly VA-ish; I can't detect any flavouring or casing (except for that possible hint of Burley). The smoke is quite strong and dense; if you put this in a wide bowl, it's likely to run away and burn too hot. Rub it well, and don't stuff it too tightly.

The room note is a complete beauty: this tobacco leaves a very gentle, nice sweetness in the air that doesn't hint at all at tobacco -- if you live in a condo and have sensitive neighbours, this might be your ticket. The scent this flake leaves is much nicer, more refined and far less obtrusive than any room deodorants!

4 out of 4. I've been looking for the "perfect" flake for a long time, and this one comes close enough that I think I'll stick with it.

-- update 09-08-26: after having smoked this blend folded rather than rubbed out for the last few months, I tend to recommend that style of packing. The first half of the bowl will be potent and sweet; the last half will turn out quite strong and very satisfying.

-- Note 10-05-26: shortened and corrected the beginning of my review

Pipe Used: Butz-Choquin Cobra, VAUEN churchwarden

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: Various places, including DanPipe

Similar Blends: Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Richmond Navy Cut, Dunhill Flake, Capstan - Capstan Original Navy Cut.

3 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2251)
Very Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

The bright Virginia provides a bit of grass/hay along with some natural, tangy citrus. The orange Virginia has a light dark fruitiness, a hint of spice and a touch of wood in a support role. The lemon topping takes a lead over the orange and honey, and only mildly tones down the tobacco. The nic-hit is very mild. Won’t bite, and has no harsh or dull moments. The flake is easily broken apart and burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a one dimensional, consistent flavor as it easily burns to ash. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant after taste, and is an all day smoke. It’s much like a lighter Orlik Golden Sliced, though the lemon echoes that aspect in Dunhill Flake.


2 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (188)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

A flavoured virginia flake can be a unique experience and this one is no exception.once the tin opens a nice deep sweet and spicy aroma combined with citruces ans grass notes comes out.the bright and brown coloured flakes have proper moisture nice texture even if they are stucked between them.the flakes rub out very easy and no drying time is needs some effort with some relights needed through smoking process.while smoking the flavours are natural combining very well with the topping which supports the experience without subtlimating the virginias.grass,citruses,earth some dark fruits and spicy notes give a nice combination.the honey adds some deep sweet notes and the lemon,orange enhances the virginia flavours from the beginning till the end of the smoke.burns slow and medium hot to perfect ash with lots of moisture being captured at the filter.nicotine level is low(it should be a bit higher) and the room note is chance of tongue bite no harsh spots even if pushed 2ith a nice all day smoke.generally this is a very nice blend worthy trying!

Age When Smoked: Fresh

1 person found this review helpful.