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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4292) - 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 (919) - 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 (5319) - 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 (1379) - 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 (1526) - ’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 (11453) - Göteborg, 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 (8924) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
2013-02-02. Hazy dark yellow amber body with a small white head. 3+ Smokey aroma, pale malt and a not quite weisse like yeast character. Flavour is mild, lightly smokey, pale malt, light yeast. 6+ Average to light bodied palate. Okay but not to my tastes. Bottle at Sourfest, Buffalo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5093-20130202] Bottle. Banana nut muffin aroma has a little smoked base. Hazy, light brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Smoked straw and old grains flavour. Light-medium body. Meh, not my kind of style. (5/3/6-/3/10) 2.7
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Yeasty bright and sour aroma. Clear golden color with a short lived white head.Sour at first then a mellowing tart aftertaste.Damn good.

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