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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
500 ml bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Both the head retention and lacing are decent enough. The aroma is light, the brew smells like wheat, smoke, and some fruitiness. It mostly tastes like smoked malt and wheat, along with some green grapes/grape skins, apples and a bit of tart lemon. The label says it’s a sour smoked wheat ale, but there really isn’t much tart/sourness in this at all. With that being said, it’s not a bad tasting brew! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick, smooth and easy to drink. At $6.49 a bottle, I don’t think I’d pay that price for this again. But it was nice to try once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
A surprising beer on two counts. One, it is much lighter in color tha I expected and two, the sour takes center stage with the smoke notes in back. Enjoyed every sip though. Very subtle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (4728) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.06.2013, tap @ Mugs Ale House:
Small mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, slightly smoked light malts, grass, berries, sorrel, hay, soap. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, hay, berries, caramel, hints of smoke. Medium bitterness and dry mouthfeel. Next!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3859) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2013
16.9 oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden with a nice lasting fine off-white head. Light smokey sour aromas and flavors. A bit of a hoppy bite. very interesting wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4491) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours an hazy yellow with a small head, aroma is a bit smoked with wood and woody acidity, flavor is smoked with malt, acidity, wood, slightly bitter finish, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Draft at Mr. Dunderbak’s in Tampa. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium sized head. Subtle smokiness in the aroma and flavor with a good bit of tart/sourness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ericdevin. Fruity wheat malt and strong clove aroma. Cloudy dark straw gold with a large white head. Light smoky malt, and tart fruity flavor with just the slightest hint of hops in the finish. LIght body, moderate carbonation. Very minimally smoky flavored, light, and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Cloudy golden with white ring, smoke, roasted potatoes aroma, sweet and a little medicinal taste, also young wood. Light body, smooth texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neur0 (1111) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkle getreidiggelbe Farbe, ist naturtrüb mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist süßlich, säuerlich und leicht erdig. Der Geschmack ist leicht säuerlich, dann rindig eund etwas süß. Bittere gibt es keine und CO2 ist Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma has loads of spices and quite some smoke. Flavour is big smoke, some caramel and loads of spice. Interesting but not my thing.

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