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Grätzer - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  3.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our interpretation of a Grätzer, which is a traditional German style smoked wheat brewed with lots of hops and 90% oak smoked wheat malt. The result is a spritzy, smokey and refreshing ale.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 05-26-2012)
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Reviews by mattkoon:
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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this westbrook gratzer was recommended by my local beer fella. i like smokey beers and this is an interesting one. ive never had a smokey beer this light. it pours a light cloudy yellow with a white head. the smell is very smokey with a slight sweetness. this beer has a lightness to it that makes it very drinkable. the flavor however is a little on the week side, kind of watery and with the 3.4% abv it doesnt pack enough punch. i wish that it was more flavorful, although it is high on smokiness its week on finish. i will give the guys at wesbrook points for reaching out to the edge with a light drinkable smokey beer. i havnt ever came across one like this. i just wish they would have made it fuller and with more of a punch.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 02:13:02 | More by mattkoon
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JWQ

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-24-2014 03:06:37 | More by JWQ
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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AdamF625

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- hazy orange with a large soapy white head.
S- wheat, clove, earthy hops, and basil.
T- earthy bitter hops, wheat, faint smoke, burnt corn, and grassy.
M- moderate carbonation and light body, dry finish.
O-This was a strange one for me. I was expecting a lot more smokiness and received a lot of earth tones instead. I would have to dive deeper into the style to appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 21:42:26 | More by AdamF625
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-20-2014 21:21:44 | More by VeganUndead
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Brihon

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-18-2014 12:12:35 | More by Brihon
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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patre_tim

China

3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy lemon gold with lots of fine bubbled carbonation, 2 fingers of off white head, chunky lacing.

S: Lemonade, light smoke, sour quality, bubblegum, plastic

T: Light crisp lemon rind, a sudden hit of bitterness, light lemon juice quality, plastic, light smoke but its almost not there.

M: Light and airy and powdery, lots of fine bubbled carbonation.

O: My first of this style, I was glad to find this in Greenville, SC and am enjoying it on Deerfield Beach, FL, July 14, 14. Reminds me of Chimay’s lesser distributed monks staple brew, in lightness and some of the smoky plastic like flavor profile. Not the same style, just some similarities. Also reminiscent of witbiers. Very light and good for hot weather.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:20:59 | More by patre_tim
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California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-13-2014 22:08:02 | More by badb_rad
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-10-2014 03:42:04 | More by thatoneguymike
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-20-2014 02:09:40 | More by dspinler
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, wheat, smoke, coriander, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Smoked Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus, smoke, hint of hop, and slight wheat. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, and body. The smoke is subtle, but discernible.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2014 12:59:32 | More by Tone
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, hazy, corn yellow coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout, and a tall, fluffy, big bubbled, white head. Aromas of tangy sweet banana, tropical fruit, coriander, nutmeg, clove, hints of smoke, a bready backbone, and some yeasty funk. Smells are pretty balanced, and pretty unique. Flavors are a bit more smoke forward, with a lemon, banana, and tart apple fruit blend to follow. The smoke carries on throughout, and the spices come off a bit on the muddled side. Robust, light bodied, with a heavily roasted, smoky, and tart/tangy aftertaste. The finish is really quick, short lived, kind of like a slap after all the places the palate went to. Different brew, but a bit of a jumble.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 01:27:37 | More by GarthDanielson
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South Carolina

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North Carolina

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Grätzer from Westbrook Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.