Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Gent, Belgium


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Gruut brown beer has a deep brownish colour with a golden touch and develops a delicate and stable foam. The degustation is surprising but very pleasant. The beer has character and the presence of abundantly much taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1325) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut with a brownish head. Malt and dark fruits aroma. Nice sweetness to the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
From tap at Delerium Amsterdam. Zoet en bruin tja. Backlog from 2015/03/22.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2454) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 11.05.13. Unclear pale brown. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste of caramel, with some bitterness and sourness. Sour aftertaste, with some caramel. Slightly lively carbonation. Decent drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (661) - SPAIN - NOV 17, 2015
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing Goodbye Deponia. Although I was eskeptical at this style without hops, ive been gladly surprise. Really nice taste and good aroma. 3 months after BB date. Ill try to get it fresh as well as trying to get other gruit brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8851) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle at Den Turk, Gent, Sunday 18th October 2015. Pours a murky brown colour with creamy textured slim head. Sweet at first, it’s soft in the mouth a little bit thin, caramel and spices dominant amongst the key flavours. Fruit and tangy with a light nuttiness. Ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
Bottled, from Andorra (as Gruit Bruin, 7.5%). Hazy amber, coarse head. Marzipan, apricot and caramel in a straightforward nose. Mid sweet with medium-full body and soft mouthfeel. Caramel and marzipan, spun sugar , milk chocolate and apricots. Soothing finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8323) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Keg at the brewery. Pours hazy brown, nose is toffee, light funk, nutty, taste is sweet and nutty, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3791) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Tasting set on draft at the brewery. Brown, made with nuts, pours a beautiful amber brown with a buttery nutty aroma. The taste is sweet butterscotch diacetyl which I am not sure if they were aiming for but for me it is a miss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VsXsV (3640) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep amber liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, raisins, nuts and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, raw sugar, caramel and light alcohol. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
corkyrory66 (1113) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
Brune à considérer moins comme une dubbel que comme une spice/herb foncée. Niveau abv de 7,5 %. Couleur brun caramel à roux moyen. Clarté nette. Bulles fines en colonne centrale spiralée, très vives. Mousse beige clair, bien crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, pointe de bois exo, girofle, groseilles noires. 1ère bouche souple à veloutée, au très bel ensemble boisé, fin, bien malté. Arrière-bouche longue, assez riche. 2ème avec de très jolies nuances, mais un manque de complexité. Arrière-bouche dense, maltée. 3ème très sympa, mais sans haut niveau. Arrière-bouche idem. Longueur sans vrai envol, la même ligne. Jambes marquées. Levure douce, un peu fleurie, correcte. Alcool bien, mais à la peine sur la longueur. Finale un peu plate, sans relief. CONCLUSION : une bière de la moyenne, pas désagréable, mais sans envolée lyrique !!

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