Longshot Grätzer - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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78
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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:
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(Beer added by: Franziskaner on 04-22-2014)
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3.55/5  rDev +5%
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

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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 8/2014. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, wood smoke, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/smoke earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced pale malt, smoke, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, wood smoke, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/smoke earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, wood smoke, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/smoke earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of pale malt, smoke, and earthy hop flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice and pleasant gratzer style ale. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of pale malt, smoke, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Bottle BB Aug 2014 at 35 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma – citrusy
Head large (5 cm), white, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze
Flavor lightly smoked malt, crisp ending; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, carbonation lively

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.625. Final weighted score: 3.75
A very pleasing entry from SA Longshot series. This resembles a gose but is slightly smokier. The smoke produces an illusion of salt at the end, or maybe it’s the hops, but whichever, it’s darn good. If SA produced this regularly, I’d buy it.

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3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy orange body with white soda pop head that quickly dissipates. I've never had a gratzer before and I find it very intriguing. Aromas call to mind how I imagine ancient offerings of burnt grains smelled to the nostrils of the gods. Very smokey with a big whiff of wheatiness. I also get small hints of celery and carrot greens. The flavor is straight up smoked wheat through and through, with a sweetness that reminds me of apricot jam spread over wheat toast. The body is a little thin, as the soda-like head suggested. Overall, this is a novelty beer of such unique character that everyone should try it at least once even though they probably won't want to have several back-to-back. I really have nothing to compare this to and so my scores are less useful than my actual comments.

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3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow with a white head that fades to a thin layer. Some good-sized bubbles, too, though not rapidly heading northward. A fair scent of toasty wood and smoke, some citrus, a hint of basil. This one is a sweeter-tasting beer at the start, and then it sours and leaves a more bitter finish. It's slightly viscous, but clean. The wheat is a noticeable flavor, as is ginger. Unfortunately, the smokiness is buried after a few sips, and so it begins to taste more like a slightly fizzy, thin-tasting, farm-house pale ale.

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Longshot Grätzer from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.