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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale Albion
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Joliette, Canada

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Gruit.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie lors du party 1er anniversaire. Arôme: Odeur d’herbes avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-dorée légèrement voilée. Saveur: Goût d’herbes avec une pointe de sirop pour la toux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’herbes en arrière goût. (Rating #4040)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Pungently herbal and fruity, this lean Gruit is marred by a vinegar-y splash in the finish which clashes with the greenness of the aroma.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-There isn’t much foam atop the russet.
-That vinegar component was redolent of pickle juice at times.
-Tartness after such a strong herbaceous flavor just doesn’t jive.
-I have trouble imagining this was how the brew was intended since everything else at Albion is super clean. Must try this again.
-Must try this again since everything at Albion is usually super clean and very drinkable.

On tap at the brewpub.


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