Westerham Uppin Smoke

Formerly brewed at Westerham
Edenbridge, England
4% Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
Cask conditioned; Special
Polish Gratzen or Piwo Grodziskie beer for Euro 2012 co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. A traditional Polish wheat beer made with oak smoked wheat malt and heaviliy hopped with Polish Marynka hops. This style of beer died out in the 1990s but rumours abound of its re-emergence; to help it on its way we have produced our interpretation of the beer with oak smoked wheat malt from Weyermann Maltings in Bamburg. Smoky, hoppy and bitter this beer will challenge your ideas about what beer can taste like. "Uppin" is an old Prussian word for cloud, which perfectly describes this cloudy, smoky wheat beer.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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