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Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Gent, Belgium

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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"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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdavidh (131) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Poured on tap in the brewery’s signature glass - a tall slightly curved pilsner style glass with a mirrored surface for the anamorphic art on the coasters. Had about a finger of head that retreated quickly to moderate lacing. Color is a rich golden amber with few bubbles. Nose hints slightly of roasted grain. Almost a bit smoky. The smokiness really comes out in first taste. Pleasant surprise for an amber. Lots of fruitiness, maybe even a bit tart. Very, very different from a traditionally hopped amber - not surprising, since Gruut uses a special herb mixture in place of hops. Outstanding amber with complex flavors and supreme drinkability.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gambrilivinus (9) - Ste Helene, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2011 does not count
I bought that beer to taste and I was disappointed by the taste and the finish of the beer. There’s caramel in the aroma, the taste reminf me an english ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Bronze with low carbonation. Medium body with a malty clean taste. Nothing exceptional but still quite pleasant to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suedehead288 (254) - BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 31.10.2011 - bottle at ’cafe folklore’ Gent - quick vanishing head, amber coloured

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2011
Clear amber coloured beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Herby sweet aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty slight roasted with bitter dry ending.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frovigalning (2692) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a clear orange-brown liquid with a dirty white head. Mild smell and taste with caramel malt. The taste is similar to the others, same yeast or herbs?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Clear copper, small off-white head. Caramelly and fruity aroma with some floral hops. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Semi dry with low to medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a fine-grained, cream head. Nose is spiced fruit -- plums, apples, and nutmeg. A touch of sweetness on the tongue, paired well with roasty notes and some bitterness. Finishes prickly. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle from Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Pours dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet spices, toffee and malts. Taste is fruity with moderate sweet caramel. Clean mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
txspartan (943) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
Head disappears quickly. Flat carbonation and little flavour. Not very emorable.


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