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Grodziskie / Grätzer / Lichtenhainer

The Grodziskie (pronounced "Grow-Jees-kee-uh") in polish, or Grätzer (pronounced "Grate-sir") in german, is a low-gravity, highly-carbonated, highly sessionable light-bodied ale combining an oak-smoked wheat malt flavor with a clean hop bitterness. It has a smoked character but less intense than in a Rauchbier. Pale yellow to medium gold in color with excellent clarity, it as similar in strength to a Berliner Weisse, but almost never sour. On the other hand, the Lichtenhainer is a sour, smoked, lower-gravity German wheat beer with a complex yet refreshing character due to high attenuation and carbonation, along with low bitterness and moderate sourness. Not as acidic as Berliner weisse, probably more like a smoked Gose without coriander and salt, or a Grodziskie with Gose-like acidity.