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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (590) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a mostly clear gold with a short white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of sour fruit, smoke, and faint, grassy hops. The flavor is mild, with tart flavors up front, a solid, malty, smokey backbone, and a slightly sweet finish over a light-medium body. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Very complex beer. Like of mild hefeweizen then sour but very mild. Then some floral sweetness. If this wasn’t so complex the general public would drink it up heartily as a summery ale. Serving: Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
curepute (139) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Light hazy golden color. Smoked wheat nose. Taste is great, starts out sour with a little salt and then finishes with smoke. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Säuerlicher, mild hopfiger Antrunk. Dann etwas bitterer werdend, geringe Intensität mit minimalen Kräutern. Enttäuschend. 11/9/8/8//8
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2014 Total Score: 2.7
Säuerlicher, mild hopfiger Antrunk. Dann etwas bitterer werdend, geringe Intensität mit minimalen Kräutern. Enttäuschend. 11/9/8/8//8

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (584) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Clear golden yellow. Small off white head. Aroma mostly sweet malt. Light body. Just a little carbonation. Flavor lightly lemony at first, then some off-dry malt, crisp but not overly bitter hop finish. Not really getting much in the way of smoke. Maybe a little wheat in the background. Good balance, very drinkable, nice flavors for being so light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Mr Dunderbaks. Strange brew: Gold pour, white head. Wheat and smoke aroma. Tastes are not really sour. Wild part knocks down the smoke some. Not sure what to make of this. 6.2

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2315) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Draught at Braukunst Live, cloudy yellow, smoke and banana nose, watery body, dry with a light tartness. Intriguing!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2061) - GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
@ Braukunst Live Festival 2014 Munich bread, cereal, citrus, herbs, dough, smoke, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1558) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
Draught(!) at Braukunst Live, München 02/2014. Aroma of wey, peachy wheats and whispy smoke. Pleasant light palate, pillows of eggwhite. Wheat acidity, delicate pale smoke trails and zest. A late, almost lambic-like old hop bitterness kicks in after a while, adding layered and timed complexity to a beautifully designed and revived for sessioning historical beer style. Now only to make it available in sessioning quantities on its continent of origin...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5603) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2014
Tap at BKL 2014. Bubblegum and vanilla Weizen aroma, a hint salt and smoke. Yellow, white lace. Medium body, lactic dry. Smoke and spiced salt on a light wheat base. Maggi finish. I liked it.


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