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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is crystal clear with an amber hue, the head is tall and dense with excellent retention.
Aroma: The aroma is mildly smokey, some spice and hints of sour, combined it reminds me a bit of menthol or Vicks Vaporub.
Taste: The intro is mildly sweet of watermelon, odd. The beer gets a bit bland after with the fruitiness fading with only hints of smoke and no sour.
Palate: Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall This is very mildly smoked with no sour. Not much going on other than fruit flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Different sour tart aroma with some spice. Flavor is light and smoked and tart with a touch if wheat, grows on you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (887) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a cloudy dark orange, slight head. Aroma is syrupy sweet, smoke is slight, some wheat and yeast as well. Body big but billowy, disappearing quickly. Finish tart, and lots of wheat, but smoke doesn’t return, disappointingly. Interesting, yes, but not generally my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at Milltown - thanks, Ethan! Nice pale gold pour, zesty and well carbonated. I’ve not had too many in this style before but love the idea. Hops came across as more understated to me than anticipated, but they were certainly detectable in the nose (blended nicely with the tart wheat and modest smoke) and more so in the taste. Prickly mouthfeel, again a nice blending of flavors, smoky Berliner vibe, with acidity bringing together both hops and wheat, smoke cutting through unostentatiously.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1096) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Appearance cloudy golden with a whiite head. Aroma of dried apples. Taste a banana flavor with sour overtones. Long on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
From a bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Interesting combination of light sour and smoke. Almost Sake like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Finally found this damn thing in RB. Bottle from Spirits Lacey a few months ago. Pours out a well carbonated golden color with a small white head.aroma is of light earthy smoke, almost burnt leaves, light spices, and so e acidic tartness. Taste is odd, watery body with some tartness, wet smoked wood, light tartness, some grass, light spice. Strange, but st the same time I dig it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Slight tartness, smoke is nice and subtle, lemon, apple, wheat, doughy. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours semi-cloudy orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of smoked banana peel, smoked canned peaches, smoked wheat malt, toasted grain and beechwood. Medium body. Mild slightly tart orange peel/smoked peach finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
NYC Trip Beer #14. First beer at Tørst. Yes, I went to Wikipedia to be able to cut and paste that Scandinavian letter. Pours the color or an overripe pear. The nutty smell reminds me of the scent near the basement bar at my grandmother’s house. Odd, I know. Has a wonderful dry flavor with an effervescent mouthfeel. Draft - Tørst - New York, NY


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