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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle thanks to deyholla. Slightly hazy deep amber pour with a small head. Mellow smoked malt. Some tea accents, shag tobacco. Light fruity esters. Well balanced flavor. Lightly tart with some meaty smoke. Gentle mineral. Light body, soft carb.

2.9
deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear amber (with some sediment with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of wheat with a touch of smoke and alight tartness underlying. Flavor has a combination of light wheat, light tart fruits and a hint of smoke.

3.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2017
This is OK, but definitely unique, and fairly primitive, though I’m not sure on the freshness of my bottle. Low carbonation, no head. Hazy tea color. Stale seeming malts, lightly smoked, lightly soured, little apparent hopping. A bit grainy, a little vinous in the nose.

3.5
DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Aroma - some peat, wheat, and wild yeast. Appearance - the body is pale yellow, with abundant nucleation. The head is white and 1 1/4" and settles slowly. Taste - has a nice mix of wheat, peat and smoke, wild yeast, and a subtle tang. Palate - medium bodied, smooth texture, carbonation is average, the a composite of subtle smoke and tang.

3.2
Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 31, 2015
Draught. This is a nice smoked ale with lots of nuance. Good for when you want a drink to contemplate and unpack.

3.3
VDuquerroux (1771) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle, 50cL. @Poitiers, bar Le_Palais_de_la_Bière. A clear yellow golden orange beer ; many small bubbles ; big creamy white omelet ; good retention ; good lacing. Banana, clove, smoke, roast, herbal note. Light to medium sweet, light sour, light dry refreshing. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, sweet refershing finish ; smoky note. Overall, highly drinkable ; nothing outstanding, nevertheless good "light smoky german hefeweizen" ; 1-dimensional.

3.3
bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, medium kinda fizzy off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is paper smoke, wheat, dust. Flavor is extremly lightly tart, light sweet, minimal bitterness, hints of smoke, lemon, wheat. Medium body. Not too exciting.

3.7
KansaiBeerLvrs (5255) - 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
JulienHuxley (5877) - Sherbrooke, 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
Bacterial (3027) - 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.


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