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Braustelle – Freigeist Abraxxxas Apple Lichtenhainer – 4 out of 7 smokestacks

Apple? Apple lichtenhainer? Well, I guess so, but I hope you weren’t expecting something comparable to a cider, because I’m not getting much apple at all. And I’m barely getting any smoke for that matter, and I just had the … Continue reading

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Stillwater Artisanal – Fear of Ghosts – 5 smokestacks (out of 7)

Stillwater Artisanal’s Fear of Ghosts beer is a smoked sour farmhouse wheat ale, and that description written on the bottle is half of my review right there. Sour notes found their way to my olfactory glands seconds after popping the … Continue reading

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Wild Heaven – Funkenrauch – 5.85 out of 7

Funkenrauch is a smoked wild ale aged in bordeaux barrels which smells great with moderate notes of campfire wafting around; smells better than it tastes, not to take anything away from the taste (5.85 overall is a solid score, and … Continue reading

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Birrificio del Ducato – Brett Peat Daydream – 4 out of 7

It’s that Italian beer company again (Birrificio) with a confusing note on the bottle about a 16.5% portion of the beer having been in a scotch whiskey barrel, and NOT a 16.5% abv. The abv is for this 11.2oz bottle … Continue reading

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Marz Brewing – Smoke Wheat Everyday – 5.7 out of 7 smokestacks of happiness

If you know Grodziskies (Gratzers), then you’re prepared for this beer. The wheat composition and light power of alcohol compels you to rock back, slouch, and soak in the setting sun. After working all day in my yard, it’s easy … Continue reading

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Firetucker & C.I.B. – Wildfire Smoked Sour Porter – 3.4 out of 7

Off-site review with newly ordained ministers. First off, we don’t like collaboration beers. Why? Well, I haven’t quite worked out my philosophy on this subject yet, but I do believe that in a competitive market, there are winners and losers, … Continue reading

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FATE – Gratzer Ale – 2 out of 7

Not much to report about on this one (unless you want to hear about vanity in Boulder, CO brew pubs… It was like a fashion magazine in there). This beer was light on every front. Without a touch of smoke, … Continue reading

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Braustelle – Freigeist Abraxxxas Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse – 5 out of 7

Freigeist Abraxxxas is a lichtenhainer kind of beer, which is apparently slightly different from gratzers (both are kinds of smoked beers with high wheat content and a sour taste). Abraxxxas comes off as extremely similar, delivering the same compulsion to … Continue reading

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Siren Craft Brew/Stillwater – Smoke Signals – 4.5 smokestack points out of 7

First off, let me point out the difference that lighting can make the beer color appear, so please forgive my lack of skill in setting the aperture and shutter speed on my *iPhone®. This beer’s color is about as light as … Continue reading

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Piwo Grodziskie – Grätzer Ale – 2 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Not long after I discovered smokebeers, I learned the word “rauch” (German for smoke), and then about 10 years passed before I learned the word “Grätzer.” Polish in origin, a Grätzer is a Sour Smoked Wheat Ale (see notes in spreadsheet). … Continue reading

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