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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle( kindly delivered by jfb!): Deep golden, cloudy , slowly collapsing loose white head with a little lace, sweetish wheaty-fruity (apricots) nose with very faint traces of smoked malt; dryish sourish-sweetish flavour, light bodied; lingering hoppy and sourish finish. Not too special, tastes a bit like an average German Hefeweizen…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2742) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
Pale, slightly hazy warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of banana, smoke, wheat and wood. Smoky flavour, ash, malts and wheat. Lots of carbo. Finish ash and wheat.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, De Molen. Thanks for sharing, jfb!)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rather hazy yellow with nice white head that fades to 1-2mm. Aroma of tart grain, cedar, hint of banana and smoke. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is dry grain with bark bitterness. Zingy grain sweetness. Not overly sour or smokey. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow. Pretty smoky aroma, somewhat meaty, with some fruitiness and an oxidation note. Flavor has light sweetness, quite a bit of smokiness, a bit of fruitiness, faint sourness, and a finish with light hoppy bitterness. Light to medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (647) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Aroma is moderately estery with notes of red apple cider, pear and banana. There are light acid and smoke notes, but the esters seem to dominate the aroma. Light malt character with hints of phenolics. Pours a cloudy, dull gold with some light brown highlights. Medium sized white head that recedes fairly quickly. Flavor starts with some maltiness with notes of wheat and lightly toasted bread. Light acidity, nowhere near as acidic as Berliner Weiss. The smoke hits in the finish and is fairly light but definitely noticeable. Moderate ester notes that trend more towards banana. Light wheat note in finish as well. Low noble hop flavor in late palate with low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit watery, carbonation is medium high. No astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall an OK beer, but I wonder how representative of the style this beer is. The esters seem too strong and the smoke too light based on the little reading I have done. Also it could use more hop character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber beer with a white head. Smokey, wheaty, fruity aroma. Thin, smokey notes, a bit fruity flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3863) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells smoked, wheat and banana. Tastes swet and sour, wort, barnyard, corn. Thin to medium body and soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The nose is wheat, light toast, hay, cracker, smoke, cream cheese and ham. The taste is wheat, toast, hay, light sourness, hint of smoke, peach, apricot, pithy citrus and natural yogurt with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle
Appearance: Transparent, gold with minimal white head
Aroma: Smoke, honey
Taste: Very subdued; slight smoke, very minimal sourness, light honey
Palate: Very smooth, light body. Slight, cleansing aftertaste
Overall: Very subtle flavors; had a hard time discerning the different flavors, picking up the smoke, etc. Still a good, easy drinking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG’13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing jfb: Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of grains, smoke, sauerkraut, porridge. Flavours of smoke, grains, herbs, smoked hops. Aftertaste is a mix of smoke, grains, malts. Low carbo, soft creamy texture, medium body and a creamy texture. Bit dull and not much in both aroma and flavour but it’s quite easy to drink.


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