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Longshot Grätzer - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: Franziskaner on 04-22-2014

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a finger high, and white in shade. There isn't much in the way of good retention. Tiny wisps of lacing are left behind.

S: Primarily, I notice a lot of smoke. Unfortunately, it's more hammy than woody (not what I want from a smoked beer). I get faint touches of lemon and grass, too. These two elements could stand to be bolder in order to stand up to the smoke better.

T: Just like the nose indicated, the smoky notes dominate. And also just like the nose indicated, it more resembles a ham flavor instead of a (desired) dry woodiness. It becomes a touch more lemony after a few sips, but it's not enough. Another thing I could use is more hoppiness to balance out some of the sweetness.

M: No real complaints about the body: it's nicely full for 4.4%, yet still light enough to chug. There's also a nice creaminess to the texture. Carbonation is average, maybe a bit below that. As always, I could use more dryness, but I'll refrain from bitching any more.

O: I always get a Longshot six pack every year - even if they're not the best beers, they're always fun to try. While this one isn't particularly good, it's also unique in that I've never had a gratzer before. Ergo I can't hate this one - still, I think it would be much better with more hoppiness, more lemon tartness, and a drier, more subtle smoke.

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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 116 ratings.