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Gruut Amber Ale

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Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Gent, Belgium

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Gruut" is an ancient Flemish coin. In medieval Ghent, brewers used Gruuts to pay taxes on the richness of their brew. Gentse Stadsbrouwerij has revived this ancient tradition with Gruut Amber Ale. Enjoy it’s rich taste, deep copper color, and smooth-drink-ability.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1674) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Clear amber body. Lightly brown creamy head. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlueGaljoen (63) - FRANCE - MAR 7, 2016
Bière rare, mais pas vraiment agréable. Très végétale, pas équilibrée. Assez désagréable à boire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (1132) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 5, 2016
Aroma: Medium malt, toffee, bready, Medium-light fruity, banana Light marshmallow. Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, light brown head. Fair retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium bread crusts, marshmallows, Medium bitterness. Dry finish, lingering malt, toffee. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Nice flavours. balanced. 330 ml bottle, paid. Thanks Andre! 26D. Belgian Dark strong ale.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5636) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a medium sized tan head. Aroma reminds me a lot about this typical smell I get from malt extract brewing kit. Can’t really put my finger on it, it’s just something with malt, caramel and yeast that smells a bit unfinished somehow. Flavor is sweet malt, toast, red apples and low bitterness. Medium body and a bit fruity in aftertaste. Quite plain. I’m aware it’s brewed with gruut and that could be unusually and challenging, but I still think there should be a reason for doing such thing that has some more interesting flavor as aa result. Still want to try other beers from this brewery if available.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Een Gents biertje, vergelijkbaar met Brugse Zot van in Brugge. Wel zeer lekker.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (4529) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. AMber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; malty, lightly roasted, subtle dried fruits and some caramel in the finish. Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, balances ok. Enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (252) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2015
Clear ochre liquid, average head. Fruity aroma of citrus. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter and a bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Keg at the brewery. Pours deep amber, nose is malty toffee, sugary, caramel, taste is dry toffee, sweet, little thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Tasting set on draft at the brewery. Amber a deeper more opaque brown than the Brown with a bready plum pudding aroma. The taste is rich bready, spicy with a full mouthfeel. Really nice and easy drinking somewhat dubbel like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Draught. Almost clear deep copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, raisins, bread and biscuit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Meh.


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