Grumpy Troll Smoky Troll Grätzer Brau
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Part of an international collaboration to revive a Polish beer style that went defunct in the 1990s. Working with Polish, German and US brewers and maltsters we are happy to bring back this unique brew. made with 100% wheat malt that was oak smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Grumpy Troll. Unfiltered orange-tan. Creamy white head, steady. I found this to be quite enjoyable, big banana tones and a solid smoke flavor. Not unlike a Bamberg beer in its finish. Excellently sessionable, and lots of character too. Dry, bitter, soapy straw hop balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
P murky blond small head aroma smokey wheat, fl smokey wheat thin, citrus grainy watery feel good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
A bit on the weak end in mouthfeel but a good American rendition of it. Obviously had some corners cut but smoky yet refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4027) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Grätzers usually go under "Traditional Ale" no?

Pours an extraordinarily hazy yellow color with basically no head at all.

The aroma is very smoky & pungent. Not unlike a camp fire. Very one noted, but very appetizing none the less.

The flavor is rich and smoky with a light zippy graininess & some mild bitterness. Being as low gravity as it is, and having 100% smoked malt it’s no surprise that this thing is extremely one noted, It’s delicious, but there’s not a ton of complexity to the flavor.

The palate is very light, but that makes for a very easy to drink beer despite it’s huge flavor.

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