RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Hazy chestnut body with a beige head. Nose of tart wheat and mild beechwood; hint of smoke. Not really a sour beer, but I get why they reference that. Think of a mild smoke beer with a bit of Berliner Weisse poured into it. Thin palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2304) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1600) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (8125) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5056) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (2960) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (721) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8020) - Mukilteo, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - 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)

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