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Longshot Grätzer - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
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107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Franziskaner on 04-22-2014)
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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pillowy two finger head, bright white in color with tight fine bubbles. Nice coating of lacing as the foam slowly fell. Golden yellow color with mild haze. A constant stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Moderate smokey phenols with a bready malt undertone. Reminds me of smelling a shirt the day after sitting by a camp fire. No hop aroma, but there is a little bit of sweetness from the malt.

T: Moderate smoke character with a wheat and bready malt flavor. A very rustic vibe with a mild sweetness that reminds me of a kolsch. Very clean and drinkable. Bitterness is very low and the balance is on the malt side.

M: Crisp and clean drinkability. Body is moderate with carbonation being on the higher side.

O: A nice smokey character with good drinkability and a bit of sweetness. Not something I would drink regularly, but this was nice. Good job Cesar!

guityler83, May 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

tbryan5, May 14, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A hazy, straw color with about a one finger head that leaves some foamy lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a bit bready with an underlying char and a hint of lemon.

The taste is of smoky bitterness up front with some underlying sweetness and a lingering bitter and slightly astringent note.

The mouthfeel is quite nice with a bit of creaminess and plenty of carbonation.

Overall, there is less smoke coming through than I wad expecting although is is an interesting
brew.

SD-Alefan, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2/5  rDev -41.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 26, 2014
Photo of ChaseBacon
3/5  rDev -12.3%

ChaseBacon, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Moderately hazy with a pale golden color. A half inch head of tightly woven foam rests on top,but most of it fades. A trace of Brussels lacing is present. Aroma of pale wheat with a slightly sweet faint overly ripe banana note. The flavor provides a nice burst of smokiness that dominates the front of the pale. You get a rush of pale wheat and then on the fade a deep campfire like smokey fade. I wish there was a bit of the smokiness in the aroma to join it as it catches you off guard. The body is light and crisp.

Franziskaner, May 03, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clouded wheat beer, pours sunshine golden haze with a bright eggshell white head forming thick fine effervescent carbonation bubbles with speckled even layered lacing.

The aromatics bring out a nice tart lemon character with a bit of lactic acid almost greek yogurt like accent that I enjoy. Catching a touch of campfire and sharp wheat notes on the nose.

The flavor has a great lighter smoked character perfect summer beer to go with a smoke on the back porch in the summer. Rolling tartness, wheat notes, chalky yeast and finish of light smoked meat pair this with some cedar smoked salmon off the grill with some kind of grilled asparagus that would really produced some warped urine later on.

Mouthfeel dry finish mild acidity by no means overtly sour, tart lactic dry finish. I enjoy this texture on the palate sturdy carbonation carries it well alcohol is negligible incredibly easy drinking at 4.4% abv.

Overall, just imagine a summer light ale with mucho flavor, this is what we have here I hope Sam Adams takes some notes from this home brewer and releases something along these lines.

WVbeergeek, Jun 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Schlafly33, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

LXIXME, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love to see modern brewers doing very old or at least obscure styles, and this beer certainly fits in that not many would expect a hazy pale gold beer when hearing the word "smoke" in any variation referring to it. That's what I've got here, though, and with lots of brightness shining through the thick haze. The head only forms a thick layer on top of the beers, but it keeps. Less than a modicum of lacing tries to come down behind it.
Smoke is light in the aroma, but there, with lightly tart, lemony sort of notes. Malts are lightly bready with the wheat, not exceptionally dry but leaning that way with an almost vinous note. A bit of peach and pear, along with green apple, come in too. It ends up being more tart than anything, ultimately.
Smoke is stronger on the tongue, and tartness backs way down for an interesting sweetness. There's actually a hint of some heat lurking. It gives the impression, at one moment, of being almost sour, very meaty smoke comes in and rides into the finish, and a very interesting powdered sugar effect comes in off the sourness and overtakes it. All in all, I must say this is one of the most interesting and off-centered brews I've ever had.
The body is light but verges almost into medium territory, but doesn't quite. It shouldn't though, and the light body is one of the delightful oddities. It has a solid crispness, though it's not quite stolid to the end. It eases into the carbonation and levels out. Smoothness is moderate, not quite able to take full effect but pretty good.

Brenden, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

DruC4, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

BamfBacon, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

tdm168, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

cjgator3, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

prototypic, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Kegatron, Jun 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

bkeller04, May 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

beerFool28607, May 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of tweezer159
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

tweezer159, May 19, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, poured into a pint

A- pours a hazy pale yellow with some golden hue, paper thin foamy white head retains decently after the pour, leaving no lace behind

S- smoky peat, campfire, crisp wheat, woodsy/earthy, slightly spicy hop

T- subtle, but smoky malt flavor gives notes of smoked pork, campfire smoke, charcoal & smoked peat. Saaz hops gives a slight spicy character that continues into a dry smoky finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- a good mix of drinkability and smoke that doesn't overpower

Treyliff, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

TrojanRB, May 12, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale hazy gold, thin ring of white foam and a patchy skim across the top.

Slight smoke in the aroma, mellow and woody.

Taste is lightly crackery, mild wheat, lightly tart, mild smoke. It's ok, a little bland. Light bodied, the carbonation ebbs away fairly quickly. Overall it was worth a try, but a little too bland.

emerge077, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jsh420, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Danimal25, Sep 03, 2014
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Longshot Grätzer from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.