Jopen / The Monarchy Vereinigte Historische Bierfanatiker Grodziskie

The Monarchy
Formerly brewed at Jopen

Style: Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer
Köln (Cologne), Germany


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Five beer enthusiasts with a common passion for historic brewing came together to create this distinct Polish beer style in the most authentic way we can think of after the brewery in Grodzisk Wielkopolski closed in 1993. It is brewed by Jopen and Monarchy of Musselland together with the beer writers Ron Pattinson and Evan Rail. We use 100% oak-smoked wheat malt, have the exact same gravity of 7.7 degrees Plato, employed classic Lublin hops and fermented with the original yeast. As the town once and again today belongs to Poland, but in the meantime was part of Prussia, there are two different names for the style: Grodziskie and Grätzer. Our research found that brewers also formerly used willow bark in brewing which we thought was an interesting variation. That is why we are offering two different takes on the style: a classic version bearing the name "Grätzer"and a willow bark version called "Grodziskie".

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fonefan (50690) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013

Draught @ [ Birre Sotte L’Albero 2012 ]
@ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Via Benedetta 25, Roma, Italy 00153.

Hazy - murky matt medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, caramel, pale malt, wood, backing yeast, smoke - roten fish, moderate yeasty, light hoppy, fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, smoke - roten fish notes. IMO. quit messy and very well made !! Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20121216]

yespr (47042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is smoked. Towards burned plastic. Bitter, smoked and dry. Light chemical touch. Dry and smoked into the far finish. I guess there are more than reason as to why some beerstyles died, not sure there are as many reasons to revive the styles.

Ungstrup (38243) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2013
Draft. An unclear yellow beer with à lazing white head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, And leather. The flavor is sweet with notes yeast, smoke, leather, And Wood, leading to à dry finish.

joergen (28964) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, smoke and bonfire. Fruity flavour of smoke, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty grainy spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy spicy caramel finish.

Travlr (25787) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of straw, lemon, haylofts. Taste is smooth peppery citrus. Nice.

cgarvieuk (25722) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Tap at de molen 2013... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft roast malt nose... Soft fruits... Dark roast malt... Mellow toffee roast

madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks Paul. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light crisp palate. Airy malt with fairly robust white smoke. Finishes light and dry with mild minerals and a touch of citrus.

Beerhunter111 (22225) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Citrus, Kraut, Gewürze, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.

Leighton (22050) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Thanks to Paul for some rare styling. Pours murky, pale yellow-gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Some sweet dough on the nose, hints of peaty smoke. Light sweet flavor, fairly dry, some minerals, moderate smoke, hay. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish, minerally, some white smoke, hints of lemon, ham, hay, dry dough. Pretty novel stuff.

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