RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Here at Choc Beer Co., we take great pride in producing top-quality, innovative beers. With that in mind, we are very excited to announce the rebirth of Gratzer! Gratzer is a traditional Polish style of beer that has been commercially extinct since the early 1990s. Our Gratzer will take its place in our Signature Series as an annual release. The beer will be available in 750 ml corked-and-caged bottles with a very limited amount on draft. Traditionally the style was brewed with 100 percent oak-smoked wheat malt and a Polish yeast. The unavailability of these ingredients have created major obstacles for any commercial brewer interested in bringing back Gratzer. Undeterred by these challenges we decided to recreate this style. After considering smoking wheat malt in Krebs, we were able to convince Weyermann, our malt supplier, to smoke the malt. Once the malt was secured our attention turned to sourcing yeast. We could have used a readily available yeast strain, but we wanted to recreate a historically accurate Gratzer. With that in mind, a member of our team traveled to Poland to secure the proper yeast. The resulting combination of wheat and oak smoke is very unique. It is a beer that every serious enthusiast should experience when Signature Gratzer hits stores in Oklahoma and western Arkansas in late January. As always with the annual Signature releases, there is a limited quantity. Once the beer is gone there will be no more until next year!

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blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottled, cloudy yellow orange color with bright foam, aroma of plastic and smoke, flavor is fatty, smoke, bitter wood, effervescent finish

Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle sample at SBWF15. Bright golden colour with white head. Aroma is smoky, spice, pale malt and light toffee. Taste is similar, pale malt and smoke dominates.

reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours an opaque pale orange with a thin whit head. Aroma is funky and reminiscent of hot dogs. Flavor follows suit...hot dogs!...nasty! Drain pour.

Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF. Pours a hazy yellow with a small off white head. The aroma is heavily smoked with yeast and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a smoke and pepper flavor. Easy to drink but too much smoke for my liking.

omhper (25953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Lightly hazy golden, small head. Fruity and dusty smoke aroma. Dry with light body and clean crystal malt character. Light smoke as perfume atop a modern crystal malt body. Low bitterness. Superficial.

AndySnow (8305) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Spicy ham, malt aroma. Grainy flavour with smoke, ham, yeast.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a medium egg-white head. Aroma of wheat, herbs, sulfur, burnt plastic, and smoke. Flavor of herb, grass, smoke, and sulfur.

burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Oh boy opened this one up, poured a darker yellowish color with aromas of light wheat, smoked sausage, and some earth. Thought this was going to be good, first sip tasted like old hot dog water, second sip was older hot dog water, not good for me, disappointed.

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Light pour with a small white head. Aroma is a little meaty, bread, and kinda yeasty. Taste very strongly resembles vegan bacon.

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