nuplastikk (5072) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
P murky blond small head aroma smokey wheat, fl smokey wheat thin, citrus grainy watery feel good
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit on the weak end in mouthfeel but a good American rendition of it. Obviously had some corners cut but smoky yet refreshing.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.