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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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pintofparadise

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

10-05-2012 23:13:18 | More by pintofparadise
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mporter249

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-19-2013 08:40:38 | More by mporter249
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psmith161

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

03-16-2013 00:02:11 | More by psmith161
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GABrew

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-05-2013 12:30:22 | More by GABrew
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Brdlist

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-03-2014 17:24:27 | More by Brdlist
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-29-2013 19:06:58 | More by JohnnyK
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badb_rad

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-13-2014 22:08:02 | More by badb_rad
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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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jburns301

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-08-2014 19:00:00 | More by jburns301
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-24-2014 05:05:35 | More by WckdVbz
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-31-2013 21:24:23 | More by mikeincharleston
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-20-2014 02:09:40 | More by dspinler
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-02-2014 04:45:12 | More by huntermop
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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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GTB

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-16-2013 12:46:36 | More by GTB
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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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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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Bung

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Whole thing into the oversized Sam Adams glass. It was a fairly clear pour until some sediment slipped in. A dull gold with a thin white head.

Aroma, a nice light smoked wheat malt, citrus zest.

Taste, a nice earthy bitterness followed by some bready malt. Light smoke here through finish. A nice little herbal and less so anise bitterness.

Pretty light bodied, could maybe use a tad more carbonation. Drinks very well and easy. A good amount of flavor in a small brew, the biggest small beer I've had. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:42:41 | More by Bung
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-15-2014 23:01:39 | More by woodchip
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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

Shared this one during the 2nd Annual Redneck Racin’ & Tastin’ while tailgating at the dirt track race! Served from growler into a NoDa snifter. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, smoke, banana, fruit, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, earth, and smoke. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Some of the people at the tasting were a real big fan of this one, and some others hated it. I was kind of in-between. The flavor on this one was really quite light as compared to some of the other things we had that evening, but it was definitely a nice refresher for the palate and very easy drinking. The aroma was a little more intense without a doubt where the smoke stole the show. An ancient style that you HAVE to try if you like ancient styled brews.

Serving type: growler

06-12-2012 12:55:10 | More by thagr81us
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-16-2014 01:49:30 | More by hopkrid
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-08-2013 20:02:41 | More by JohnBender
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-04-2013 16:41:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-27-2013 23:31:20 | More by CarolinaKev
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Grätzer from Westbrook Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.