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Style: Gratzer
 
Style Information
Also known as "Grodziskie", the Gratzer is a Polish beer made with smoked malts. It has a clear and light golden color and high carbonation, to the point of nearly champagne level carbonation. It is also marked by low alcohol content, as well as low hop bitterness. Given the use of smoked malts, there is a strong smoke flavor and aroma. The taste is light a crisp. In Polish traditions, this beer has typically been used for special occasions.

From Wikipedia:
"The beer was originally produced by brewers in the town of Grodzisk Wielkopolski in the 14th or 15th century. Strict regulations regarding the quality of the beer were established by the local brewers' guild, and helped it develop a good reputation in the surrounding cities and neighboring countries. At the peak of its fame, it was exported to 37 countries and was regarded as an exceptionally good beer. The brewing industry in the town flourished. After the Second World War, beer production was nationalized, and the beer entered a period of decline under the Communist government of Poland. By 1993, the last brewery that was producing the style was shut down. After a period of years when the style was not available from any commercial brewers, several breweries began producing seasonal or year-round recreations of the historic style, spurred by interest in the style from the homebrewing community around the world."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Flute Glass Traditionally used for champagne, the flute glass has a place in your beer glassware
collection. The long, narrow bowl helps to ensure that carbonation doesn't dissipate
quickly. L... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top
flares out to form... [more]

Top Consumed Gratzer
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Lips of Faith - Gratzer by New Belgium Brewing Inc.1

Top Reviews Gratzer
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Lips of Faith - Gratzer by New Belgium Brewing Inc.80