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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of banana, light note of smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Really not much going on here...mild aroma and fairly thin and bland in the mouth.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4595) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle: The aroma is not very pleasant and consists of dirty wash cloth, must, wheat, faint smoke, and some mineral notes. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thick film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and wheat. The finish has moderate smoked cheese with just a hint of lemon. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, I dig the flavor, but the aroma is rough.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (602) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Hazy orange pour. Smoky, sour, grassy, a touch salty but with hefeweissen base. Sort of strange, but not bad at all. Fairly light. Good for summer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAY 24, 2014
Aroma is cross between hefeweisen and abbey dubbel. Taste is mainly water with hints of lemon and mild smokiness. Sort of boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
(12oz bottle) clearish, lasting white fine bubbles. Nose of smoke, wheat, maybe a tinge tart, salty, celery. Taste of smoked wood, wheat, light salt, maybe a bit papery too, just kind of bland tasting. Needs some sourness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Danny. Stome is slightly smokey with some honey sweetness. Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Taste is immediately smokey with some graininess. No hop character at all. I’m guessing this is a tired bottle that’s been around a while. Mostly malty sweetness with some smoke. Decent but not great by any means

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
Fra flaske, Luksus at Tørst, NYC. Klar, gylden, lavt hvidt skum. En del korn og sødlig fermenteret hø i næsen. Minimal syrlig note. Let let røg. Grønlige humlenoter. En vis bitterhed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark yellow gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is just slightly sour with some wheat, light smoke, and an earthy yeastiness. The flavor is pretty mild in its sourness, just a light hint of it on the finish where it mixes with a subtle smokiness and a little yeastiness. A rather drinkable version of the style, some of the others were a bit more in your face about one component or the other. Medium bodied with a nice soft gentle carbonation level and a lingering finish. Pretty nice beer, very approachable and subtlety complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a mostly clear gold with a short white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of sour fruit, smoke, and faint, grassy hops. The flavor is mild, with tart flavors up front, a solid, malty, smokey backbone, and a slightly sweet finish over a light-medium body. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Very complex beer. Like of mild hefeweizen then sour but very mild. Then some floral sweetness. If this wasn’t so complex the general public would drink it up heartily as a summery ale. Serving: Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
curepute (138) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Light hazy golden color. Smoked wheat nose. Taste is great, starts out sour with a little salt and then finishes with smoke. Good beer.


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