1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a really hazy chestnut colored body with a thin white head. Aromas of slightly tart wheat and juniper berries with some nice beechwood smoke. The flavor has a moderate sour mash component (but it really isn’t "sour") with a significant wheat component and light juniper berry. It is as though this is a sahti, but still German in its purity requirement. The palate is smooth and easy drinking with a velvety texture and light tartness. I quite enjoyed this unique beer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Piwo Grodziskie Gratzer Ale
Date: October 12, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light tart wheat aroma
Flavor: spicy wheat flavor, light tartness, touch of smoke
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Ernest (5881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of banana, light note of smoke.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Really not much going on here...mild aroma and fairly thin and bland in the mouth.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured pale golden with a largish white head. Quite cloudy. Aroma was a fascinating mix of light smoke, citrus, tart stone fruit, and some light wheat elements. All of that was in the flavor. Smoke was pronounced but did not dominate. Moderate tartness. Lots of fruit esters, some light banana. Dry finish. Highly effervescent. Delicious and refreshing.
Jesterdeal (1467) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of tart apricot, slight citrus and slight yeast. Pours hay colored with a thick filmy head. Taste is smokey but not meaty. Straw, funk and slight toffee. Thin mouthfeel. Very interesting.
thornecb (3970) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep cloudy gold into a stein. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface leaving scant sheets. Sweet tropical fruit aromas. Medium bodied and dry with earthy caramel and sour wheat front to back. Lasting slightly bitter finish. No sign of smoke.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy medium golden with a nice cap of white head. The aroma picked up vinegar and oaky sourness with slight cherry influence.. soft smoke too.. smelled like it was going to be refreshing. The flavor found soft wheat and bready notes at the core.. slightly sour smoked cherry wood and wheat around.. a touch more assertive through the finish.. very tasty. Medium-bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. low-ish on the overall sourness scale.. well-balanced and refreshing.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2012, Bratislava. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Tart and dry. Some wheat, grain and citrus.
envane (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent deep yellow with a white head. Unique smoke and lactic aroma. Taste is medium sweet malt with orange rind and melon notes and with light tartness and smoke. Weird, weird flavour combination but intriguing. It grew on me.
AR (937) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting combination of flavors. There is a distinct bready flavor that is common in wheat beers, a bit of sour lemon that adds some twang, and a nice blend of the malts and hops. This is going down ffast.