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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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A contemporary take on the near forgotten Grodziski style, First Sparrow flies from the netherworld of antiquated beer and straight into your heart. Smoked and heavily hopped, our little bird chirps her three note song, and spring is here. Brewed with wheat and Rauchmalts, a neutral German ale strain, and lovely German hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Cloudy dark gold/ copper color. Sizeable white head that fades quickly. A good looking beer. Aroma has smoke and a considerable amount of hops. Mild smoke flavor with dry hops and dry malt flavor also.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
[Bottle (660ml) shared with GregClow, Radek, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Radek] Pours a murky yellow-peach with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Nice aroma of smoke, fruit, lemon, wheat and light hops. Flavour’s also nice, with mellow smoke, lemon, other fruit, light hops and an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2014-09-26. Hazy dark pastel yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is pretty smokey, lightly woody. Flavour is lightly smokey up front, moderately fruity middle is quite pleasant leading to mild bitterness. 7+ Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Surprisingly nice considering I’m not big on smokey flavours. The fruit grows as you go, to it’s benefit. Better than I have scored it but it is not for me. Bottle shared by Radek

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4074) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Smoky nose, meaty, gamey, bread crust. Clear amber, thick yellow head, some lacing. Lemon zest, cleaner smoke on the back end. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Refreshing and quaffable, a bit like a lightly smoked pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1867) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber, spring 2014 bottle, poured into a glass. Pours hazy golden with small white. Aroma is light smoke, medium body, medium carbonation, and some extremely small bubble lacing. Taste is smoke, minerals, some malty, and some tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2014
22oz bottle pours a very murky straw gold with some creamy, white head. Almost opaque. Nose has some mild cold smoke, some charred straw, a little minerality, some lemon rind, a lot of horse, wet hay too. Flavor has some spritzy lemon up front, followed by some minerality, then the smoke and earth comes through, straw, charred, hay, some horse manure, a little ashy. Minerally finish, clean and soft otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a dull golden yellow from the 22 oz bottle. Not much head, faint bubbles. Earthy, slight woody, faint smoke. Some real faint sweetness is present too. Spices and smoke in the taste. Super drinkable. Great summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
murky lemon, thin white ring. Musty, incredibly manure nose, tons of dusty stable and hay. Heavy brett front, thick and dusty with low sulfur, heavy dust with earthy wheat bitterness through finish. Sticky, full. One note for sure, but stunned this wasn’t a drain pour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
A very odd smokey feel to this. May be my first Grodziski. Some light Belgian floral here. Some sweetened malt, finishes smokey with light sourness. Smoke dominates. Bottle thanks to Ajax25g at Epic Sour Tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1775) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (Spring 2014) shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Hazy pale yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light smoke, citrus, lemons. Tastes of citrus, light smoke. Light body with a dry finish.


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