Grodziskie – Other Origin Ale Styles

Grodziskie Style

  • Color: Straw to gold
  • Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
  • Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Oak-smoked wheat malt comprises the entire grain bill. Assertive smoked wheat malt aromas and flavors are medium to medium-high with aroma dominated by oak smoke.
  • Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Aroma and flavor of noble hops ranges from not present to low
  • Perceived Bitterness: Medium-low to medium
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters are low. Diacetyl and DMS should not be present. An overall crisp flavor is achieved by managing fermentation temperatures. Sourness should not be present.
  • Body: Low to medium-low
  • Additional notes: Grodziskie (sometimes referred to as Graetzer in German) is an ale style of Polish origin. Historic versions were often bottle conditioned and highly carbonated.

Grodziskie Vital Statistics

  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.028-1.036 (7.1-9 °Plato)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.006-1.010 (1.5-2.6 °Plato)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 2.1%-2.9% (2.7%-3.7%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) 15-25
  • Color SRM (EBC) 3-6(6-12 EBC)

2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.

Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Ale Styles – Other Origin Ale Styles – Grodziskie