Brewed by Gentse Stadsbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gent, Belgium


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Draught. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of basil, dried fruit, lemon peel, bread and sweet alcohol. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of basil, bread and other herbs. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Interesting herbal notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (281) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Best een fijn biertje om te drinken. Bier is licht fruitig en goed doordrinkbaar. Middelmatige afdonk helaas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (934) - LATVIA - MAY 17, 2015
Light amber, bit hazy with moderate white head. Strong bitterness and presebce of yeasty notes, but not too rich with them, sharp taste and also certain waterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alomtnez (165) - SPAIN - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Big white foamy head with good retention. Hazy yellowish golden colour. Aroma is weak malty, fruity, with some sweetness and spicy notes. Taste is fruity (pinneaple), caramel, toasted malt, alcohol presence with spicy (cinnamon, ginger) and fruity finish. Medium body and high carbonation. Nice beer, spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle from ’Tartu, clear gold colour, medium fizzy mostly vanishing white head, little lacing. Moderately malty aroma of grain, caramel and hay with moderate floral and herbal hops and a bit of alcohol, spiciness and peachy yeast esthers. Taste is initially slightly sweet, turning into a moderately bitter finish with a warming boozy feel. Medium to full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Not a particularly amazing belgian ale, almost like it was between a strong lager and belgian trippel. Still a fair bit of aroma depth and far from offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Tasted a few years ago outside the brewery’s pub. Clear orangey blonde beer with very thick, Duvel-like, frothy head leaving firm lacing. Fruity nose with bready malts, spiciness, ’jenever’, grass, vanilla, peaches and pineapple; fruity and crisp taste, very agreeable, smooth maltiness adorned with spicy and yeasty notes here and there, herbal finish with some warming, not disturbing alcohol, drying. A very well-balanced beer, at least fresh from tap at the brewery. Duvel-inspired, it seems; in any case the best of Gruut’s beers so far, at least to my opinion.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (862) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Belgian ale au malt d’orge et froment, avec les épices du gruut, qui titre à 8,5 % abv. Couleur doré intense brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers comme les étoiles dans le ciel. Mousse blanche très épaisse avec une texture d’œuf battu en haut. Arômes de malt clair et grillé, herbes, fruits blancs, avoine. Superbe. 1ère bouche souple, très belle, maltée et épicée. Arrière-bouche bien marquée, avec des fruits blancs mûrs. 2ème bouche qui s’amplifie, avec un vin blanc moelleux sur le malt. Arrière-bouche très riche, complexe, herbes et épices. 3ème sur le malt grillé et épices, avec de la complexité. Arrière-bouche longue, large, très complexe. La longueur donne du pain d’épices, crumble, bouquet garni, etc. Les jambes sont bien soulignées. La levure est douce, fine, précise, très belle veine. L’alcool est parfait pour soutenir l’ensemble. La finale est très belle avec de nouvelles nuances. CONCLUSION : une vraie bière pour vrais amateurs. Goût bien personnalisé, investissement en matières et en process. Bravo Gand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (689) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Helder geel bier met schuim. Smaak is droog en licht zoet met sporen van ananas en caramel Apart, maar goed bier, smaak blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
330 ml bottle. Labeled Gruit Inferno (bought in Barcelona, Spain). Crystal clear golden. Medium-sized white head. Fruity peach aroma with white pepper and a little hops. High carbonation level. Clean and a classic Belgian tripel. Light bodied and with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2043) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from my brother. Thanks! Yellow colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Grassy with notes of citrus and lemon. Some peach. Unbalaced. Rather watery. Not very good.

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