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Grodziskie or Grätzer is a Sour Smoked Wheat Ale that was brewed in the 1900s in East Prussia and dates back to as early as the 15th century. It was named after the Polish town of Grodzisk Wielkopolski or Grätz in German. Our historic version is brewed according to the German Purity Law with air-dried barley malt and beech smoked wheat malt and hopped with Perle and Saaz. A sour mash is created using the old and forgotten technique called “Digerieren.” Finally a three month aging and maturation process creates a complex sour, smoky and heavily hopped wheat ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours an orangish yellow color. Fairly hazy. Slightly off-white head. Kinda rocky. Fades pretty quickly. Not a very pretty beer, but it’s not an important consideration to me. The aroma is smoke with some spicy, mineral-ish hops. There’s a touch of sourness and a kinda stale malt flavor. Very mild. Taste is a bit better. It’s mildly tart with some nice background wheat and malt sweetness. Low level of bitterness. Good mix of wheat and hop spiciness with yeast or, maybe, actual spicing. Sort of a grassy, wheaty finish. Some funky, earthy flavors are also in the mix. Mild woody smoke. A little too much sweetness for my palate or I’d go higher with my score. Mouthfeel is a bit full. I’d prefer the beer to be a touch crisper, but the smoke might make that kinda odd. Relatively low carbonation. This was a fun beer to try, but it’s just a bit mild, and the malt sweetness doesn’t quite seem right. I also wonder if a fresher bottle would have a little more hop kick to it, as the label alludes to hops as a highlight and they don’t really come across with much strength. Still, I’m always happy to try lesser known and historical styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1365) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at the local option. Pour is fairly cloudy medium gold with a fine bubbled white head in this glass. Retention is poor the nose is Apple skin, smoke notes, mild florals, and light herbals. The flavor profile is.heavier on the beechwood smoked malts, light florals, wheat notes, and Apple skin here. It’s light bodied, mildly hopped, and it has a dry finish. Interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2257) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2013
Schinkenrauchmalziger Geruch, hefig. Rauchmalziger Start. Mitte rauchig, Schinken, aromatisch. Rauchig-bitter im Abgang. Gut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
pours a deep amber apricot .. . low foam .. . not sure whats up with this, not getting much of anything. .. hay, straw, and muddy wheat .. . refreshing mouth, but i feel that Grassroots sold me another old bottle .. . . if i was gonna name a grey dress for a fat lady, manatee grey is about as perfect as can be..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity weat malty smoky aroma with weak sour hints. Fruity wheat malty smoky weak osur flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Draught. Pours golden with nice pillowy head. Aroma is smoke. First taste is wheat which quickly changes to smoke. Not much ’sour’ in this one, but still pretty pleasant beer. Reminds me of campfire toasted marshmellows.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to stevencon! Pours a hazy straw yellow with light white head and lacing. Aroma of bready grain, pils malt, slight smoke. Taste follows, no real sour flavor to me, kind of bland and unimpressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevencon (453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
From bottle straw color very small white head. Very light smoke and sour aroma light pils malt. Very light smoke and even less sour. Not like the American versions. Good but not intense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1687) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Thanks stevencon! Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Faint pale pils malt aroma with some bread, I'm not getting the smoke or sour. Flavor is the same with some more noticeable sourness and smoke in the back end. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
The aroma is light malt, fruit, earth, and yeast. The appearance is deep gold with an orange hue and a small head. The taste is smoky which was hidden in the aroma. The palate is average. Overall an interesting beer.

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