Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Gent, Belgium


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RATINGS: 130   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3546) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle, 11C. Mid brown with a pale beige head that fades to a coat. Aroma of prunes, dough, toasty caramel, spices. Sweet with dried fruit, brown sugar, dough, a little chocolate. Dries out nicely towards the end where there’s spice and modest but insistent bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
Small head murky brown pour medium carbonation aromas caramel lots of grainy herb notes the flavours smooth yeast alcohol touch port like herb tastes crisp meaty some dill thyme rich caramel sweet barley mild to medium bitter cereal taste smooth the finish tastes come up well best of these malt and herbs lasting bitter and alcohol touch okay ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1842) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle@home. One finger foam. Hazy brown. Low carbonation. Caramalty notes. Honey. Sweet dry. Acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6824) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Draught at the brewery. Hazy brown colour with an of-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head. Nose shows brown sugar, figs, plums, fruit cake and golden syrup. Nice! Somewhat similar flavours, but less complex. Quite sweet, big brown sugar and golden syrup notes along with a little fruit. Body feels watery. Too highly carbed too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Nimrod’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Clear reddish brown with beige head. Nutty, honey, candy aroma and sweet yeast cake taste. Full bodied, soft-to-none carbonation, smooth, sweet, nutty cake finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, red apples and yeast. Flavor is sweet caramel with some malt, red apples, dried fruits and yeast. medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy dark amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, fruits, yeast and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (4027) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. I didn’t expect that much from this.. Pours out a hazy brownish colour with a beautiful off white, two-finger of head on top. Aroma is fruity, spicy with touches of cinnamon and the gruut I guess. Not much of typical Belgian yeastiness, which is a good thing. Flavour is moderately sweet with loads of red fruits and spices. This is so much better than the Gruut Blonde. Little bit of alcohol detected in the far end of the flavours, but certainly not disturbing. Medium long, sweet finish. This is actually quite a good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Botella de 330 ml etiquetada como Gruit -marca comercial en el Mercado Español. Copa de Vino. Saboreada en jun´13. Brota con color ambar oscuro, coronada por una capa beige, cerrada y cremosa, que presenta bastante buena retención y deja anillos de encaje en las paredes. El perfil aromático es espectacular: caramelos, leve menta fresca, matices de mandarina y sutiles melazas; asi como trazos de granos de anis y frambuesas. El sabor de maltas tostadas al primer sorbo en la fresca entrada preceden a las notas de azucar anisado. Cuerpo medio/intenso y carbonatación moderada. En el intermedio, sensación de malta tostada redondeada por fruta madura. Textura denso/aguada. Astringencia de frutos secos que persiste en el largo y dulce final. El ABV se percibe como una agradable sensación cálida ascendente en el retrogusto. 330ml bottle. Labeled as Gruit -Commercial name for Spanish Market-. Oversized glass. Enjoyed on jun´13. Pours dark amber headed by beige, close & creamy crown. Fairly good retention. Lacing rings on sides are left. Aromatic profile is great: candies, slight fresh mint, hints of ripe tangerine & subtle molasses as well as anise & framboos hues. Toasted malt flavor at first sip & crispy upfront are followed by aniseed sugar notes. Full to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Toasted malt sensation rounded by ripe fruit in the middle. Oily to watery texture. Dried nut astringency lingers into a long sweet finish. ABV is felt as a growing gentle warm sensation on the aftertaste.

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