Chuckanut Brewery Chuckanut Grodziskie
What the brewers say
A low-alcohol, highly carbonated, refreshingly light-bodied wheat lager, with an oak-smoke flavor melded with a clean hop bitterness.
What our panel thought
Smooth, savory smoke up front—edging toward sausage—with light malt-cracker and floral hops. Light flavor and body, with tart wheat, light bread, herbal hop. Clean bitterness balances with malt. Very dry and drinkable. Slight ashen note. Smoke dominates then dissipates in the finish.
What our editors thought
Beautiful foam, wafting smoke, bacon, and light apple on the nose. The sip is incredibly light, allowing brisk bitterness to define it while pushing aside the smoke that reappears in the finish. Expertly balanced.