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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
Cloudy yellow with no head. That is one spicy mamma jamma! Rosemary, black pepper, flowers, cinnamon and mint al lin there. Complex herbal palate is fairly peppery and finishes with a distinct rosemary note. Very refreshing, almost gingery. I could drink a lot of this - have I met a gruit I don’t like yet?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft courtesy of Professor Briem, vielen dank! Cloudy yellow color, large white head. Aroma of perfume! And bitter spice. Taste is earthy, aromatic herbs and other flora. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of ginger, tea, bay leaves, rosemary, pepper, florals, and anise. Flavor of lemongrass, ginger, tea, light pine, and other herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2008
(50cl bottle) Small white head atop cloudy pale straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, lemon, rosemary, some lavender, coriander, light spearmint, rye. Taste is medium sweet, rosemary/juniper, ginger, some coriander. Somewhat soft light-medium body, some effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Hazy, dirty gold color with a light white head. Spice. Think there’s bay and ginger aromas. A bit thin with frothy carbonation. Flavor is "grutty". Bay and ginger predominate. A good and different beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Hazy yellow beer with a small white head. Salty fruity aroma, menthol, spicy, citrus, some grapefruit. Salty fruity flavor, grapefruit, hay, some menthol. A bit thin bodied, herbal finish with fruits and salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: cloudy pale yellow, fine white head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a very herbal and minty aroma, lots of ginger,
Flavor: lemon and ginger flavor, touch of mint, sweet malt provides the backbone but the herbs and spices provide all of the flavor and complexity, light balancing bitterness from all of the spices,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Deutlich kräuterartiger und frischer Antrunk, in dem die moderate Herbe schon fast untergeht. Stark karbonisiert geht es weiter, die Kräuteraromen bleiben dabei konstant und wirken nicht so, als hätten sie irgendwann vor abzuschwächen. Und so ist es dann auch, erfrischend anders geht das Bier weiter, die Herbe hat sich mitlerweile verabschiedet und überlässt den Kräuternoten nun den gesamten Bereich. Etwas brauseartig wirkender Abgang. Überaus interessant! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für das Bier! /11/12/10/11/11

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2008
500 mL bottle received via trade with jjpm74. Pours hazy yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass, spruce, citrus) with notes of pepper, banana, pear, and dust. Light bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s. Cloudy, yellow orange appearance with a white head. Big spicy, ginger, organic, wheat malty aroma. Ginger, very spicy, citrusy, organic leafy, lemon, sweet malty flavor. Fun to try but nothing special.

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