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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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4429) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours light orange with moderate haze. Aroma of sweet malt almost like candy, grainy, hint of smoke. Smoke more prominent in flavor, not so sweet, offset by nondescript hops, a bit of horse blanket sourness blends well with the smoke. Solid mouth feel and light-moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer outside my normal hoppy world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3801) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to jfb. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. Nose is paint, new wood, light smoke, touch acetone, touch paint thinner but not overly brutal, interesting. Taste is sour grains, some leather, sweet spices, mellow sourness, wheat, mellow smoke, touch bread, lightly fruity,… Easy to drink, lightly grainy body. Very easy to drink, interesting, quite lovely. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (864) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy light orange with a medium white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, wheat, slightly smoked but nicely balanced. Taste is sweet, malty, wheat, banana, soft smoked and again nicely balanced. Quite like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Cloudy golden color, medium head. Aroma has smoke, wheat, banana. Bit sweet, slight dry. I really like this combination of beechwood smoke and sweet banana. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosbouw (1258) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Mooi donkergeel bier. Mooi dun schuim. Ruikt iets rokerig. Smaakt waterig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abijen (1483) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Smoked smell. Bit fruity. Boring taste. Little smoked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Hazy golden beer with a small white head. Fruity bready aroma, salty, grapes, hay, some biscuits. Grainy floral flavor, hay, fruity, sourish, some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8246) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell wheat, sweetness and a bit fruity. Taste wheat, a bit sweetish again and fruity. Soft carbonation and a bit low bodied. Way better than other beers from this style I’ve had up till now.

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