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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3827) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1729) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4869) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3276) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3997) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1325) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Pours a cloudy gold with an off white head. Aroma of fresh mown hay. Some smoky notes in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2259) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4/9/2014. 22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy light amber with a white head. Malty aromas with caramel and light fruit. Slightly acidic with bitter hops and hints of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle split with J on 4/4/2014.

Appearance: Pours a clear brown.
Aroma: Aroma of light smoke.
Taste: Light smoke, light bitter, balanced.
Palate:Light body, lingering smoke aftertaste.

Summary: Accessible, nice amount of flavor.

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