The Monarchy
Brewed at Jopen

Style: Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer
Köln (Cologne), Germany


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Five beer enthusiasts with a common passion for historic brewing came together to create this distinct Polish beer style in the most authentic way we can think of after the brewery in Grodzisk Wielkopolski closed in 1993. It is brewed by Jopen and Monarchy of Musselland together with the beer writers Ron Pattinson and Evan Rail. We use 100% oak-smoked wheat malt, have the exact same gravity of 7.7 degrees Plato, employed classic Lublin hops and fermented with the original yeast. As the town once and again today belongs to Poland, but in the meantime was part of Prussia, there are two different names for the style: Grodziskie and Grätzer. Our research found that brewers also formerly used willow bark in brewing which we thought was an interesting variation. That is why we are offering two different takes on the style: a classic version bearing the name "Grätzer"and a willow bark version called "Grodziskie".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with a white head. Some paper / wood smoke, lemon, slight metal, twangy aroma. Medium bodied. Fairly tart and spicy. Big woody smoke. Ehhh OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (821) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Bottle pours dark bronze with white head. Smoke, straw, leather, citrus, light fruit. Moderately bitter. Medium body. Lightly crisp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (474) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
Opaque hay-orange colour with a weak head and gentle carbonation. Smell is smoke and wood, leather and meat, with subtle hints of fruit (dried peaches) and sourness. Salty and spicy. Taste is also smokey but much more subtly. Leather and wood subtle too, dominated by a fizzy warmness and a full-bodied feel. Dry meaty finish. There’s a sweet sourness in there on the edge between nasty and nice - interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3267) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Courtesy of JulienHuxley, thanks! Murky yellow with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is smokey with wheat, bread and lemon. Taste is also smokey with a touch of wheat acidity, lemony notes, bread and an eucalyptus finish. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Tasty and quite drinkable. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1066) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
O,33l fles gedeeld met Nikos. Mooi amberkleurig bier met wat bezinksel. Aangenaam aroma en smaak met een wat hop, gist en ook duidelijk de rook. Body is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Second grodziskie I’ve had in a few days, and forever for that matter. Smoked wheat - interesting, though not wonderful. Smoke buries a lot of the softer elements of this style. Pours cloudy blonde with ok head and lacing. Light smokey bitter finish. Some sweetness. Bread yeast all but eclipsed by smoke even though the smoke aroma is light. Tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours a slightly cloudy orange-amber, decent amount of white head. Aroma slight smoke, corn liquor, hot dogs, coriander. Body very lively, finish oaky and increasingly smoky in a very pleasant way. I don’t know of this is true to style, but a well-balanced finish makes up for a slightly off-putting nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is herbal, spicy, forest, some malt. Flavour is malty, some fruits, herbal notes. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (8934) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Leicht trübes orangebraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Kraut, Gewürze, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft at Brouwerij Lane. Need label. If anyone has an empty of this, please let me know. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of smoke, banana, wood ash, filtered cigarette smoke and smoked wheat. Lighter bodied.

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