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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Half liter bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, caramel, faint smoke.. The taste is smoke, pale wheat malts, stone fruits, more smoke in the finish along with some raisin and herbal hops. Lightly tart. Medium bodied. Decent.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5340) - 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 (508) - 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 (2395) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3668) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (1112) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4156) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (1230) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (282) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (423) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (805) - 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


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