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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Rated on 11-21-2010. This beer has a medium sized very, very fizzy white head that quickly dissipates, transparent yellow body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aromas are wheat, herbal, lemony, ginger, spicy, lightly fruity, and sweet. The taste is sweet, fruity, spicy, herbal, lightly bitter, and semi-dry. The mouth feel is syrupy, sticky and thick. This beer is light-medium bodied. The flavor of this beer is not for me at all. I could not get a liking for it as the flavors just taste weird to me. This is a beer I will not drink again. To each their own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (730) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of light malt and numerous spices like bay leaves and anis. The same spices a throughout the flavor leading to a clean, spicy finish over a medium-light body. A very interesting brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared by my brother. Clear yellow in color with a thin white head. Aroma of rosemary, malt, pine and citrus. Malty flavor giving way to grapefruit peel, plants and rosemary before a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VinegarStroke (316) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle: Pale gold to straw, with weak head and no lace. Just spice and herbs. I cant see anything else. Unpleasantly strong and cheap perfume like. Dry, slightly sour and bitter. Hard and nasty flavor. Just leaves a horrible flavor and mouthfeel. Not for me. This shows why the purity laws were introduced. No technical faults

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured a very cloudy yellow, moderate head and lacing. Nose is very herbal and medicinal. The anise really comes through in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. The flavor is dominated by the herbs and spices. The bay leaves are pretty strong, as is the anise. No malt or hop character. Glad I tried it. It is certainly interesting, but I would have a hard time finishing a pint. It did drink easier after the first couple of sips, so perhaps it’s something that grows on you. Tasted this one as part of a craft beer class at the Holy Grale in Louisville.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Pergish1 (1) - Raleigh, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
This is great for food history buffs. My modern palate noted the flat, almost lemonade taste followed by a heavy herby aftertaste. It wasn’t something I’d drink every day ... unless I were a European laborer back in the 1400s with a very meat-starch-heavy diet. This would go great with the food of the time. Nowadays, I might serve it with barbecue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
floral, grass, citrus, herbs, leaves, ginger, clove, hay, toothpaste ,golden, pale, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, chalk, limestone ,light body, thin feel, lively, flat, astringent,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pale, muddy looking yellow color with minimal foam. The aroma is mild ginger. Refreshing aroma. Flavor is bitter with a dryness. Rosemary comes through nicely. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing S: Rosemary, Chardomum, Grassy T: Rosemary, Grassy, Hay M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, so freaking earthy with the different combination of spices, great beer....especially for $3.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle (thanx to jfb!!!):Pale golden, cloudy, some floaties visible, small and loose White head, moderately spicy (X-mas and cough-syrup and herbs de Provence) sourish-sweet nose; moderate sourish-sweet flavour, light bodied, a bit fizzy; light spicy and sourish finish. Like a diluted cough-syrup with a dash of lemon-juice...; no hope without hops!

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