jdavidh (131) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gambrilivinus (9) - Ste Helene, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with low carbonation. Medium body with a malty clean taste. Nothing exceptional but still quite pleasant to drink.
suedehead288 (254) - BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 31.10.2011 - bottle at ’cafe folklore’ Gent - quick vanishing head, amber coloured
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.
Frovigalning (2692) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
txspartan (943) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head disappears quickly. Flat carbonation and little flavour. Not very emorable.