Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #14,264
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Jul 03, 2023
Jun 16, 2018
Collaboration with Live Oak Brewing Company

Polish-style hickory smoked wheat beer
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Rated: 3.73 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jun 01, 2023
Rated: 3.64 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Apr 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a film on top

S- subtle but noticeable hickory smoke, toasted bread crust, toasted wheat, a hint of smoked pork

T- grainy and slightly sweet up front, followed by a light wave of smoked wood, adding notes of toasted nuts, the finish gives toasted wheat, lemon grass and a light linger of smoke

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp and dry finish
Apr 12, 2021
Rated: 3.29 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Mar 12, 2020
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Arcadia
Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by baklo from North Carolina

Sep 04, 2018
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
8/11/18 can
Aug 11, 2018
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: It is pale yellow that is cloudy with a white head. Head retention is good.

Aroma: It has a moderate smoke smell with a bit of bacon. There are some grainy notes and a hint of apple.

Flavor: It has a bit of sweetness to it with a smoked flavor. The smoke flavor has a bit of bacon and wood in it. There is a light spicy note with a slight bit of non distinct fruitiness.

Feel: It has a light body.

Overall: This is a light bodied smoked beer with complementary notes that add a bit of complexity to it. It is easy drinking.
Jul 14, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first grodziskie, so I'm unsure of my expectations and am going by style notes. Light golden coloration, with modest cloudiness, less carbonation than expected from descriptions of the style. However, it does have a big burst of hickory smoke up front, confusing my sausage receptors. Smoke, wheat germ, grass, light citrus, and carrot on the flavor profile. Pretty interesting! My partner was repulsed by it.
Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate lemon yellow + straw yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense fluffy foamy bright white head that reduces to a few small to medium sized patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of hickory smoked wheat malts with a minimal amount of sweetness. Light aromas of spicy + floral hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of hickory smoked wheat malts with a minimal amount of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of spicy + floral hops which imparts a hint of bitterness. Light to moderate amounts of smokiness linger well after the finish.

M: Light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Very slightly crisp initially.

O: A really nice example of this historic and not very common style with really well done smokiness from the hickory smoking of the wheat malts. Very enjoyable, light and refreshing but definitely a beer that you need to enjoy smoke to enjoy (but does not have the iodine flavor that some smoked beers exhibit). Easy to drink with low ABV and well hidden alcohol.
Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Jun 17, 2018
Grodziskie from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 15 ratings