Longshot Grätzer | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Franziskaner on 04-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
17.23%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a pale straw color with a chill haze. White head forms and recedes to a fine layer.

AROMA: Lemon citrus and hints of tobacco. Also a noticeable wisp of smoke. Faint banana like fruitiness and certainly becoming more smokey as it warms.

TASTE: Flavors of wheat, lemon, smoke and clove all play together in a refreshing manner. Reminds me of a good witbier, just smoked. There is a faint spice note and complimentary tartness.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied ale sporting a crisp carbonation. Cleaner finish though some smoke and citrus lingers on. Fairly dry feel with a dry clove spice.

OVERALL: An impressive smoked wheat beer and deserving of its Longshot achievement. This is a great summer drink, but I could always go for one of these. Really good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the 2013 Samuel Adams LongShot 6-Pack - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Grätzer grats out a yellow-hued body, just a bit of haziness to it, and a smallish, though sustained, white head.

Smell: A shy but noted smokiness overlaying the malted wheat given a small share of spiced grains. A little supportive lemon and savory herb notes. It's subtle, but like tits, smoked malts are timeless, guys.

Taste: Fastly sweetish wheat malts thinned by an inclusion of still mineral water. Light lemon, a fleeting hint of burley tobacco, and, then, the gentle smokiness. Reasonably light bitterness and a character seeming of continental hops. Things slacken on the back half, leaving some mild pilsnery maltiness on the drying, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, though some creaminess noted from the wheat. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Restrained but quaint, a nice, light smoked ale.

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a very light mostly clear, and slightly cloudy/hazy golden color. Has a nice white, fluffy head that is well over an inch thick when first poured. Starts to slightly settle quickly and shrinks to about 2/3 of an inch 3 minutes or so after first being poured. Eventually settles to a good solid 1/4 inch head with good retention. Decent lacing Aromas of wheat and some smoked malt is present along with a hint of banana and hints of lemony citrus. Has a pale, slightly smoked, bready malt sweetness upfront that gives way to a lemon citrus zest and a hint of banana and just a slight touch of green apple tart. Rounded out with a very mild hint of hop bitterness. has a somewhat dry and sour finish. An interesting flavor profile to be sure. goo balance of flavors too. Certainly not what I expected from a smoked beer. Has a crisp, but mostly smooth and frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Has good drinkability, especially on a very warm and humid spring night here in Cleveland!

Eric

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a nice cap

S: Lightly smokey with some lemon and herbal hops. Not too complex, the smoke is definitely the show

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the light smoke, reminiscent of salty smoked pork/bacon. Goes into some light herbal notes with a bit of lemony fruitiness. Finishes with some lingering smoke

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice smoked wheat beer with a definite focus on smoke while not getting cloying or overly smokey. Very easy to drink and would go great with BBQ or smoked meats

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy straw color. White head with a film of retention. Random lines of lacing, spread out.

Aroma: Smoked meats, malts.

Taste: A grainy, sweet malt beginning, then hammered by smoked meats. A pleasant, grilled cook-out kind of smoke.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body.

Overall: Pleasantly surprised by this one.

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Longshot Grätzer from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.54 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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