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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours to a really hazy chestnut colored body with a thin white head. Aromas of slightly tart wheat and juniper berries with some nice beechwood smoke. The flavor has a moderate sour mash component (but it really isn’t "sour") with a significant wheat component and light juniper berry. It is as though this is a sahti, but still German in its purity requirement. The palate is smooth and easy drinking with a velvety texture and light tartness. I quite enjoyed this unique beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
Part of a 10 euro, 6 beer blind tasting set at Trois 8’s biergarten event in Paris. 100% smoked wheat used by this German gypsy brewer. It pours golden with an off-white head. The aroma is of honeyed smoked wheat, it’s got a lovely soft body with flavors of tangy wheat, smoke & honey. Elegant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear amber-gold pour with very light haze. Aroma is wheaty, light smokiness, campfire smoke. Taste is lightly tart, very mild smokiness, bready wheaty notes, quite lactic, strange but oddly appealing. Palate is light bodied with thin carbonation, silky. Nice stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (2283) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Draft at Brasserie V in Madison. Just a hint of haze. Light amber pour with h a slight white head. Low carbonation. Low level of tartness and a low level of smoke. Mild in all regards. Biggest feature is the bitterness on the backend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (449) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Amber pour with suspended particulate matter. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Light nose of mild smoke, a bit of sour funk and hints of malt and yeast. As it warms, floral and apple notes are present. Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Nicely carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair burst in the finish. The flavor profile is good, but rather weak. You get a little weak smoke, a little weak sour funk and a hint of balancing sweetness. As it warms, sour funk is the most prominent. The finish is semidry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
500, capped. Thanks, Michael! Many cheers to you, my friend. Pours a clear dark amber with minimal head or lace. There’s a minimum or tart tanginess on the nose, similar to maybe overripe plums, but the predominant note is definitely a sweet woodsmoke. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Lots of sweet woodsmoke on the mid palate with hints of overripe fruity tartness. Mildly smoky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 7,75$. Arôme Légère odeur de fumée et de céréales avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée et de citron légèrement sûrette. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #6385)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle from Prost! Boise. Pours out a hazy golden with small creamy head. Aroma is slightly funky, musty, yeasty, taste brings some of the salt, without being too puckering. Quenching, tasty, crisp, clean. Nice hot day drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
pours hazy golden orange with a small reviving white cap, some lacing. sweetish wheat, honeyed maltiness, very light smoke, never bacon-y or umami; subtle clementines and other citrus, very grassy noble hops, light on-the-spot lactic acidity, pinch of pepper. clean. light carbonation, light body - never watery; very gently tart, lightly smoky and herbal-grassy finish. unique and quite interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (566) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 17, 2015
24k gold liquid sitting under a small head of foam. Big fruity tartness with a bit of smoke in the smell. Taste wise, again, delightful fruity tartness backed by a very mild amount of smoke. Fairly subtle flavours which makes this a very easy drinker. Light bodied. Nice historical brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2630) - 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.


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