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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (17644) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (14073) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13860) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12947) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12496) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Nose and taste of pear, yeast, lemon zest, bay leaf, herbs, rosemary, sea salt and light hay. Medium body. Finishes salty with rosemary spice. Medium body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Benzai (11307) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Very hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste a tremendous amount of herbs and spices. Not my beer at all, drainpour for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
16.9 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy pale peach color with a thin head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is dominated by the ginger but also has some sage and lavender like herbal notes. Taste is very dry with strong citrus and ginger notes as well as a faint nondeScript herbalness. Thin bodied. Interesting.

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