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Gruut Amber Ale

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Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Gent, Belgium

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4526) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle [vriendelijke groet voor de Gruut aan bartlebier, dank je wel!]. Clear, deep, amber colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Dusty, yeasty aroma, caramel malty basis, a touch of red berries and their parings. Taste is minimally fruity with hints of red berries, minimally toasty caramel malty basis, a minimally soapy touch; super soft palate. Rather sweet, not much yeast action.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (3941) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours clear lightish copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of fruit and touches of hops and dust. Sweetish flavour of malt, caramel and fruit, with estery and dusty notes. Bitter touches of hops prevalent in the background. Lively carbonation. Bitter and estery flavour with some sweetish hints. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fluxing (472) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Warka do 25.05.2014. Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. Piana niska, szybko opada, ale pozostawia w miare gruba obraczke. W aromacie glownie pustka, troche karmelu, czerwonych owocow i przypraw, nie ma wad, ale malo intensywne. W odczuciu polwytrawne, wysoko wysycone, dosc ostre. W smaku juz troche sie dzieje, jest sporo czerwonych owocow w rodzaju truskawek, malin i wisni, sporo przypraw, lekki karmel, lekka rzeska kwasnosc. Goryczka niska, ziolowa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1562) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Heldere donkere koperen kleur met een goede crème kraag. Ruikt beetje standaard, palmachtig, mout. Smaakt zoetig, beetje honing, kruiden. Tikkeltje bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Copper color. Aroma of stale malts; spicy Belgian yeast makes it interesting. High carb. Not bad overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2863) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Tasted from tap and from bottle. Pure and clear amber coloured beer with thin but sticky, off-white head. Lots of iron in the nose, along with caramel, walnut, redcurrant, tea leaves, apple peel; soft taste of dried fruits and red berries, nutty and caramelly malts, smooth and sweetish, gentle spicy accents, metallic feel, lightly bitterish finish. A decent and quenching session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
330 ml bottle. Crystal clear mahogany. Filtered. No yeast in the bottle. Small off-white head. Light Belgian yeast aromas. Rich and malty with caramel and burnt dark sugars. Light bitterness. Well balanced. Clean, and quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2428) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2014
33cl bottle @Deutschland, Oviedo. 09-03-2014.
Labeled as "Gruit Amber" in Spain.
In short: sweet amber ale.<br< Pours hazy dark amber with nice off white head. Moderate head retention. some lacing. Caramel. spicy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation. some crispy texture. Taste is caramel, sweet (maybe too much), some spicy., liquorice. Sweet aftertaste.More or less balanced and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3775) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Amber with off white lasting head. Aroma is caramel, malt, dark fruits, and dark bread. Taste is sweet, caramel, malt, dark bread, and dark fruits. Nice one

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1151) - SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a levadura, malta, dulce.


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