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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
ABV from 9% to 8.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (532) - 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 (3240) - 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 (890) - 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 (724) - 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 (2091) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (969) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met luchtige, dikke witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: kruidig van de gruut, vanille, klein bittertje, hoppig, fruitig/zoet beetje als peer Conclusie: aparte smaken, te lage waardering overall hier, want is geen alledaags biertje ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
330 ml bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma sweet, malty, alcohol and light soap. Taste is similar, alcohol, wood, sweet malt with a light bitterness in the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours a clear pale with big, fluffy white head that lingers. Unique aromas that are sweet and fruity:. Apple and pear, alcohol, vanilla, tobacco. Sweet vanilla up front with cereal grain, slowly morphs into a subtle, herby bitterness that cuts the malt, finishing with warm alcohol in the throat. Medium body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel; really very smooth drinking. Overall, some interesting things going on with this beer. On the sweeter side, but overall balances well and really nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (729) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 22, 2014
Ambrée au collet généreux. Aromes fruités tirant sur l’aigre. En bouche elle ressemble plus à une belge classique avec sa flaveur de levure typique.

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