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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Before the German Purity Law "Reinheitsgebot" of 1516 it was common practice to use any kind of different spices, herbs, fruits and other plants to provide balance to beer. Hops was not yet well known at this time. Grut bier has roots in many cultures and each culture had it’s own “special ingredients": Egyptians, Native Americans, Arabian Tribes, Gaulles, Germanic Tribes and the Vikings. This interpretation of a traditional Grut Bier is spiced with Lorbeer (Bay Leaves), Ingwer (Ginger), Kummel (Caraway), Anis (Anise), Rosemarin (Rosemarie) & Enzian (Gentian). It is brewed with water, wheat & barley malt, "pollinated wild hops" and fermented using top fermenting yeast. - Dr. Fritz Briem Historic Signature Series


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
500 ml bottle. Very pale yellow-white beer with a thin fast-fading white head. The aroma is great. Loaded with fresh herbs, light lemony coriander, citrusy sweetness and a bright lavender/floral quality as well. There is a nice sweet spearmint sweetness that I find very appealing. Bright citrus and wheaty spiciness initially on the palate. Through the middle is nice rosemary/thyme pine herbal character. Nicely refreshing lightness with a soft wheaty finish. As the beer warms, a very light licorice richness adds yet another layer of complexity. Very unique and very delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Hazy yellow pour with a fluffy white head and a decent lace. An array of different herbs on the nose; mint, coriander, and rosemary. Very unique flavor consisting of bay leaf, ginger, star anise, bubble-gum and clove. Citrusy finish

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Hazy golden in color with a minty/eucalyptus/menthol nose with lots of spice (corriander). In the mouth it was lighter and watery with mainly spices showing through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Pale cloudy yellow color with a medium head. Very herbal and spicy aroma, loaded with marjoram, bay leaf and lemon. Again, a spicy flavor. Mostly ginger, anise, bay leaf and mint. Very, very tasty and unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, spice, rosemary, cloves, bubblegum. Tastes of light citrus, lots of spice, A plethora of herbs, grassy. Excellent!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Sampled from 500 ml bottle, shared by OSLO, pours a hazy golden straw brew with an average white head that slowly dissipates of spotty lacing to a thin white ring. Aroma of herbal laced golden grain malt, some citrus, cinnamon, caraway and a touch of lemon. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of cloves, mint, golden grain malt, some cinnamon and a touch of spiced ginger. Finish is a little herbal spicy that lingers after the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1150) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2008
(bottle thanks OSLO) Pours cloudy gold with a white head. The aroma is completely original and very herbal. Scents of anise, mint, and bay leaf are present and these blend into one great aroma. The taste is a bit light, but there are flavors of some sour lemon, herbal bay leaf, and the finish of a fresh sprig of mint. The mouthfeel was medium. This would make a nice refreshing drink in the summer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2401) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Thin white head atop a hazy gold colored body, some spotty lacing left behind. Rather clean spiceyness up front, ginger, cinnamon some notes of bay leaves and a hint of citrus. Body is light, soft carbonation, sorta thin and a touch sour, more sourness would of beeen welcome. Plenty of different spicey and herbally flavors, the ginger and bayleaves as mentioned before with notes of mint, grass, light licorice, maybe a hint of wheat malt, lemon zest, etc, etc. Maybe some dill notes too? Dry, quick, thin, spicey finish. An interesting brew for sure but far too subtle, all around. It coulda been a contenda!? Props to Robert @statelineliquors for sharing this strange brew. Thanks dude!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle, pours a hazy, pale yellow with white head. Strong spice aroma - I get caraway, ginger, rosemary, and juniper. Flavor is the same as the aroma with citrus and wheat tones. The flavor is somewhat disappointing in that it is not as strong as the aroma. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and tends to get watery near the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2008
[Bottle] Pours pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is juniper, anise, a hint of ginger--but not too much. A little caraway and bay leaf were very present in the taste to go along with the juniper. A little sourness also in there. Medium-thin mouthfeel with a long, spicy finish. Overall this was a very unique beer. The taste was a little lacking in comparison to the aroma though.


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