Arizona Wilderness / Beavertown Opinyonated Gratzer

RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With our friends from Beavertown Brewing out of London, England, we brewed up a historical style with an Arizona twist. We smoked some Malta with pine cones we collected on an adventure to northern Arizona and used them to add a smoky component to this lesser-known style. With earthy and piney resinous characteristics to balance out the smoke, this beer has a wide range of flavors but is truly sessionable.

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4.4
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Hazy but bright yellow gold color, some faint smoke and citrus with a great lemon/limey citrus sourness. Pretty damn tasty and refreshing. Excellent!

3.9
bob_w (378) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Slight smoky note in the nose. Ultra pale faded parchment yellow. Minor head. A tangy lemon juice citrus note that faded to cereal grainy note. Very light body. Quenching. There is a very subdued pine resin quality to the aroma and flavor, slight but perceivable. Excellent!

4.1
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
My favorite beer of the evening. Draft from the brewery. Cloudy pale yellow pour. Slightly roasty aroma but mostly a slight limey sourness. Taste is sour with a taste of roasty smoke. Loving the style, my first one. Much more tart than the gose but not overpowering in the least. Still light tart b

4
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On draft at the brewery, enjoyed outside on a nice May Arizona evening. I’m not that familiar with the style, but found it truly interesting. It’s very smoky, sour/tart, and thick or heavy on the palate; the flavor lasts. I don’t know what flavor the pine cones impart; I assume some of the smokiness. For someone unaccustomed to the style it was a bit much, and not everyone in our group knew what to make of it, but it certainly was memorable. A well-put-together beer.

4.2
Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Poured up on tap at the brewpub where it exhibits a glowing gold opaque body that supports a bright white head of foam. The aroma offers up lemon, grains, earthy gravel, grapefruit, and spicy herbal grassiness and above all of that is a thin cloud of slightly bacony soft smokiness. The taste is bold and quickly ramps up into near puckering bitterness and tartness that’s lemon and grapefruit like. Behind those notes lurks some grainy malts and earthy sort of smokiness amid all of the tart bitter refreshing notes. Interesting juxtaposition. Yet another light and refreshing and hugely sessionable hot weather brew.

3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
growler, ddoes it taste like pine cones? what does a pine cone taste like? I can’t answer any of these questions. It does, however, taste like a pretty solid grzter. Lightly tart and smokey, and refreshing.

3.7
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Slightly sour nose of heavy citrus (lemon/lime), light vanilla wafer, a grassy note, faint pine resin and a touch of phenols. Cloudy banana yellow in color. Wow, a unique spicy/tangy flavor blend greets the tongue with sour lemon and a decent amount of lactic acid, a spicy rye-Iike note, a hint of banana esters and a faint whisper of smoky wood to finish. The smoke component, while detectable in traces, is fairly hidden for a Gratzer. Different but still quite enjoyable.

4.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2015
Lightly hazed gold. White head. What a cool beer! Smoke, sour, light salinity. The amount of smoke is perfect. Awesome lemon/lime sourness. Man this is great!

4.3
BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
Smell is kind of like the ocean mixed with some lemon. Taste is lemon sourness, salt, and a nice bready finish. Medium body, smooth, medium sharp carbonation, and no foam.

4.5
beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2015
Draft at brewpub. Unclear dark yellow gold with a fluffy creamy white head. Awesome light moderate smokey pine. Citrus. Medium sourness. Crisp with a nice little zing. Totally unique and awesome. Interesting in every way. Just Rad.


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