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The Monarchy
Brewed at Jopen

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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013

Draught @ [ Birre Sotte L’Albero 2012 ]
@ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Via Benedetta 25, Roma, Italy 00153.


Hazy - murky matt medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, caramel, pale malt, wood, backing yeast, smoke - roten fish, moderate yeasty, light hoppy, fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, smoke - roten fish notes. IMO. quit messy and very well made !! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20121216]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31488) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is smoked. Towards burned plastic. Bitter, smoked and dry. Light chemical touch. Dry and smoked into the far finish. I guess there are more than reason as to why some beerstyles died, not sure there are as many reasons to revive the styles.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29493) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2013
Draft. An unclear yellow beer with à lazing white head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, And leather. The flavor is sweet with notes yeast, smoke, leather, And Wood, leading to à dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, smoke and bonfire. Fruity flavour of smoke, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16942) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty grainy spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy spicy caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks Paul. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light crisp palate. Airy malt with fairly robust white smoke. Finishes light and dry with mild minerals and a touch of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at de molen 2013... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft roast malt nose... Soft fruits... Dark roast malt... Mellow toffee roast

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2013
Draught, 4%. Smoked aroma, a little plasticky but not too bad. Very cloudy dark yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is faintly smoked and quite bitter. Hint of fruit in the finish. A quite rough experience.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Hazy yellow - white head. Acid, smoked food aroma, pickled cucumber, foos, messy aroma, hay, wheaty, union, zesty notes, wierd.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12821) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml (Bierkompass)
Hazy orange color, good white head, lace. Aroma is smokey with tar, citrus and milky notes. Light-bodied. Oaky smokeyness, some lactic flavors, light tartness and salt. Citrusy bitterness. Very original flavor, really unique style.


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