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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4660) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Hazy yellow/golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of wheat, smokey, grainy honey and woody
Decent

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma is wheat malt, smoke, some clove. Hazy light gold pour, white head with average retention. Smoky flavor, light cereal grain and wheat, low bitterness, dry finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - JAN 25, 2013
Gold, hazy, white head. Pilsner malt, moderate smokiness, grainy malt, lightly sour, well balanced and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a 1-finger white head. Light smoky aroma with mild lemony and peppery notes. Medium body with a very light oilyness. Lemony flavor with a touch of black pepper and a light smokiness beneath. A touch of earthy yeast as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 5/12/12)
Aroma: Sauerkraut, wheat, hay, earthy, and smokey.
Appearance: A hazy light amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Medium sweetness and a medium sourness. The smokiness comes in right before the finish.
Palate: Full bodied, slightly thin in texture, with a soft carbonation.
I love sour ales, smoked ales, and wheat ales, so this is a bit of a dream come true for me. If it weren’t a historic style I’d have even called it innovative. I’m surprised by how well everything works together in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
500mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is lightly to moderately smoky. There is also a light underlying sweet, floral, cereal like maltiness, too. Light wheatiness. Slightly hazy golden-yellow body with a smallish, wear white head that dissipates quickly. Starts with a tartness, which is a bit astringent. Becomes a little smoked in the middle, before some cereal like chewy malt sweetness comes through at the end. Lots of Corn Flakes Cereal flavors late. The astringency kind of overpowers the smoke. This a very interesting beer, and quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2012
A thick finger of head formed on top of a clear, medium straw colored body. It smells mildly sour and like hay. The taste is sour at the beginning with the mild smoke flavor moving in at the latter half. The sour remains on the aftertaste. It is different and interesting. The sourness is mild enough to appreciate but not enough to ruin it. A good balance. Lighter body and moderate carbonation. Worth trying for it’s uniqueness and it is good in its own right.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, white head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy, very light amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is light smoke, wheat, light lactic tones.....taste is light sour, smoke, wheat, citrus hints (lemon) ending with a slightly bitter sourness.....mouth feel light, carbonation low. This is much lighter in both aroma and flavors than anticipated. Both the smoke and sour qualities are present but were used with a light hand. The result is a light but moderately complex beer that has wisps of both Rauchbier and Berliner Weisse. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Hazy chestnut body with a beige head. Nose of tart wheat and mild beechwood; hint of smoke. Not really a sour beer, but I get why they reference that. Think of a mild smoke beer with a bit of Berliner Weisse poured into it. Thin palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
500 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. The pour is lightly hazed gold yellow, with a small white head. The aroma is soft wheat, a touch of citrus lemon, decent amount of herbal, and grass and straw in the back. The wheat and the herbal blend together giving it an almost medicinal nose. The taste is the soft wheat, along with the herbal medicinal flavors, lightly lemon citrus, and maybe a little bit of earth in the back. I really do not perceive any smoke here, though the earthiness is a dirty earth. The palate is medium bodied, soft low carbonation. This is a weird beer, interesting though. Thanks for sharing Eugene.


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