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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6515) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2209) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle 500ml. Pours slightly hazy amber with huge frothy slightly off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of smoke, spices, flowers. Taste is of sourness, sugar, some smoke. Weird. Palate: Medium (almost to full) body. Low-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Nice to try. Would not be a go-to beer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3373) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Split 2-ways with Minderbinder.

Appearance: Almost clear bright golden with a medium persistent and easy to revive white head along some lacing.

Aroma: Mild. Grains forward along light smoke, hints of lemon peel and mineral presence.

Taste: A bit more expressive than the aroma. Quite mineral with mild acidity, light smoke and lemon peel.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Mild moderately lasting mineral and herbal finish with smokey notes.

Overall: Somewhat tasty for a 4% abv beer even if it’s isn’t exactly very flavorful. Easy drinking. I like the mild smoke presence and acidity in this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
500 mL bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer - many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a skin-tinted deep honey orange with which a off-white ringed head barely a fingernail in length stood. Aromas of wheat grass, pond water, bosc pears, table sugar, pottery clay, russet potatoes, and German yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of mint sprigs, denim, aged hops, and minerals. Wet rolling tobacco experienced by mid-palate to swallow. Waterier than expected. Pleasurable growing alcohol warmth. Could have been fun, but the flavors just kicked me in the side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, orange color, no head. Very light aroma of smoked malt, sour mash, and weak damp ash.

Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma with the smoke being very faint and subdued which is pleasing to me. Mild sourness seems to hold the smoke at bay. Malted wheat with a light tart fruit character. Medium body with a dry texture and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1090) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared at my place. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is red fruit, sour dough, slight floral. Flavor is dry and wheats, slight smoke. Neat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (181) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from bottle golden color with a white head. Aroma is mildly smoky with a little funkiness and wheat. Taste is somewhat smoky and is balanced by the sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (399) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
Blonde orangée trouble, mousse blanche. Nez de céréales, blé, raisin vert, levure, pain, fumée. Bouche fumée, acide, blé, citron, belle amertume. Arômes complexes et équilibrés. Légèrement scurée. Bonne longueur. Corps crémeux. Bonne carbonation. Très bon, hors du commun, une très belle surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (785) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 1, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sour, smokey, citrus. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Same dude that brewed the 1809 berliner weiss. This has a subtlety smokey aroma, a little light fruit and hoPs. Feel is prickly and light but great for this beer. Flavor light but super complex...smoke, clove , tons o wheat...tangy and lingering. Nice brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3891) - - JUL 28, 2014
bottle. near clear gold color with almost no head. fruity pink bubblegum aroma. the flavor has very very subtle smoke. some fruity bubblegum hops. a very light/subtle example of style. i’ve had grodziskie with much more gusto(but who’s to say they were accurate examples). the bottles claims some sourness, in which i get none. i’m not sure what to expect from this style now. its has an almost czech pils like hop flavor and the smoothness of the palate with a subtle touch of smoke. you can really slug it down with a 4% abv. i enjoyed it, but i also like the more robust examples.

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