Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Gent, Belgium


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
"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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (1793) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Metallic aroma of malt. Dry taste with some bitterness. Flavors are bread and caramel. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paulvanpelt (424) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
Aroma van geroosterd mout. Donker amber van kleur, met dunne kraag. Medium zoet, licht bitter. Fruitig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Draught at the brewery. Amber colour with a small head. Aroma if fruit, yeast, some roasted malt. Flavour is fruit, yeast, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
Amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel with notes of spices. A bit metallic and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vickey9 (825) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2013
Bronze with creamy head. Hospital/medicine aroma.Thick texture. Medium body and carbon. Taste is sweet and sour. Palate is overhelmed by bitter herbs, medicine like tincture. B@H

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5611) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Ikea (?) taster: Dark orange amber pour. Medium sized, vast and slowly changing off white foamy head on top of a clear amber colored beer. Aromas of toast, leaves, caramel, some autumnal herbs, hint of raisin bread, hints of soap herbal toast and yeast. Flavours of toast, caramel, light toffee and caramelised malts, bitter, chalk, floral and some grass tones, light yeasty, hint of something sweet woody and a sprinkle of sweetness. Aftertaste is a mix of autumnal herbs, leaves, toast, caramel and malts. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture. Better than their Wit Bier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an of--white head. Aroma of malt, caramel some biscuit notes, fruitiness and some herbal notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, grains, and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5648) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
33cl Bottle, bought at the brewery. Clear deep amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of toast, roasted barley, pumpernickel. Flavour is medium-sweet, toast, rye, some caramel, light peppery spice, medium-bitter finish. Light-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - APR 12, 2013
Clear amber, medium white head with decent lacing and some filmy retention. Nose is bready malts, caramel, fruity and spicy notes. Taste is bready malt with sweet caramel and nutty notes, no hops to speak of. Somewhat dry finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation, somewhat dry palate.

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